Falmouth Classics

Join us for Falmouth Classics 2015,

from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2015

“Falmouth Classics” in its previous form had been held in the waters around Falmouth each year since 1965, but between 1989 and 2013 it had been a single race normally taking place at the beginning of Falmouth Week.

In 2013 it was re-launched as a three day “Falmouth Classics Regatta”.  It takes place, not in Falmouth Week, but to coincide with the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival in mid-June.  The synergy of Classic Boats and Sea Shanties produces an event which provides an ideal opportunity to bring the Town and the Sailing scene closer together.

Falmouth is recognised as having some of the best sailing waters in the world, with many vantage points to view the events which take place in Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay.  Over the last few years the Town and it’s yacht/sailing clubs have hosted such major events as the ”J” Class Regatta, Finn Gold Cup, Pendennis Cup, and the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta, as well as many other National and International meetings.

Last year we introduced free berthing for visiting boats during the event.   This year we aim to further develop the berthing on a dedicated section of the Harbour Authority’s Falmouth Haven Pontoons in the centre of Falmouth as well as giving competitors three days of enjoyable racing, and a spectacular Parade of Classics Boats, which in 2014 attracted extensive public viewing and media coverage.  The demand from competitors is for a Rally as well as Races, and, from the public and media, for a spectacle that will draw in a wide audience.

The Final Programme for 2015 is currently being worked on.  Until it has been agreed, many sections of this website will remain blank, or may show 2014 data..

If you need further information you can contact us on info@falmouthclassics.org.uk or phone Royal Cornwall Yacht Club on 01326 312126.