Freeman Sails, Padstow Cornwall

Freeman Sails

Freeman Sails


Vacancy for Apprentice Sailmaker/Canvasworker

• 10th Aug, 17 •

Freeman Sails currently has an exciting apprenticeship opportunity available for someone wanting to join our team.

You will assist with manufacture & repair of all types of sails & marine canvas products incl. yacht/dinghy sails, boat covers, shade sails & other projects which require an industrial sewing machine or hand sewing. You will learn the trade from traditional sail making methods through to modern techniques using CAD/plotting/cutting machines.

Working week: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Total hours per week: 37.50
Apprenticeship duration: 12 months
Possible start date: 11 Sep 2017

You will be involved with the entire manufacturing process from laying out cut sail/cover panels, machine sewing through to hand finishing techniques. This includes the following;

For more information please get in touch.


Festive Season Opening Hours at The Sail Loft

• 17th Dec, 16 •

The Sail Loft will close on Friday 23rd December at 12 midday and will re-open again as normal on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 9am.


Windbreak for Mr Cox's balcony

• 18th Jul, 16 •

Mr Cox came to Freeman Sails as he required a bespoke wind break for his balcony to also prevent his cats escaping through the gaps in the fence. We produced 3 windbreaks, to his specific requirements, to attach to the existing fence around the balcony and Mr Cox was delighted with the outcome.


May Bank Holiday Loft Closure

• 29th Apr, 16 •

Freeman Sails is run by and employs Padstonians who annually participate in the traditional Padstow May Day celebrations. Therefore The Sail Loft will be closed from midday on Saturday 30th April and will re-open at 9am as normal on Thursday 5th May. Oss Oss!


Saturday Opening Hours

• 18th Mar, 16 •

To better serve our customers and for people who can’t get to us on a weekday, Freeman Sails will be open on Saturdays, 9am – 12.30pm from 26th March 2016.


London Boat Show 2016

• 9th Jan, 16 •

The London Boat Show took place in January from the 8th - 17th where, care of Cornish Crabbers, Freeman Sails proudly displayed sails for a Shrimper 21 and a Limpet dinghy.


Festive Opening Hours at The Sail Loft

• 16th Dec, 15 •

The Sail Loft will close on Tuesday 22nd December at 12 midday and will re-open again as normal on Wednesday 6th January at 9am.


Freeman Sails now stocks windsurfing hardware

• 27th Nov, 15 •

Due to increased demand from windsurfers across the country, we now stock Marlow Formuline Downhaul Rope and Windsurfing Cleat Aluminium Boom Cleat/Clamps, which are available for purchase on our online shop.


Freeman Sails moves to new bigger premises

• 6th Jan, 15 •

At the end of 2014 we moved our sail loft from Trecerus Industrial Estate to South Quay in Padstow. Our new loft is twice the size of our previous premises, which will accommodate larger sails canvas work, and is also more conveniently located on the Camel Estuary for our customers.


Freeman Sails and Cornish Crabbers

• 21st Jul, 14 •

Freeman Sails are proud to be supplying Cornish Crabbers with sails for some of their smaller boats.

"We have been very impressed by the quality, efficiency and friendliness provided by Freeman Sails and we look forward to a successful and flourishing association." - Cornsih Crabbers

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New Machine at Freeman Sails

• 31st Mar, 14 •

Freeman Sails adds a new machine to its inventory: a Solent Offshore SKZ 'The all round sailmaking machine is a simple and proven construction for high production and long life' -


Freeman Sails Wins New Contract

• 18th Dec, 13 •

Freeman Sails wins contract to manufacture sails for Limpet and Cormorant Dinghies for Cornish Crabbers.


Canvas Solutions

• 16th Nov, 13 •

Freeman Sails offers canvas solutions using the highly acclaimed WeatherMax80 fabric. Click here to download the Weather Max specifications