Date for your diary: Falmouth Classics Regatta to take place in June

The three day event will see classic yachts of all varieties race on the Fal Estuary this summer
Falmouth Classics 2015
Falmouth is gearing up for the return of the Classics Regatta this summer, which will coincide with the ever-popular Sea Shanty Festival. Racing will take place between Friday 12th and Sunday 14th June 2015, and with such a mixed fleet descending onto the Carrick roads, is expected to be an exciting and competitive event.
Classic yachts from across the UK and the Mediterranean are expected to participate, with 100 year-old boats sailing alongside modern replicas. Last year saw an eclectic race fleet of Pilot Cutters, Luggers, Falmouth Working Boats, Bermudan’s and One Designs.

The highlight of the regatta will be the Parade of Sail, taking place on the Saturday. An array of classic designs will sail out of the inner harbour, creating a maganificent and unusual sight. The parade can be seen to best advantage from Pendennis Point, Pendennis Castle, Trefusis Point, and St Mawes.Last year, vessels from as far as France entered the event as the regatta introdued free berthing for visiting boats. This year, competitors can expect further developments with a dedicated mooring area for competitors. Thanks to the sponsorship of the NVA Group and the help of Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, the event will again offer free berthing at the outer sections of Falmouth Haven.

Henry Roberts, chairman of the Falmouth Classics Association, said: “We expect the weekend to bring three enjoyable days of classic boat racing and rallying around the Fal Estuary.“Falmouth provides many vantage points for spectators, offering spectacular views of the Regatta and Parade of Sail which takes place in the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay.”Free berthing will be offered to vessels up to 50ft LOD and free moorings for larger vessels. The berths are limited, so availability will be based on a “first come – first served” basis. Preferably, berths are to be booked when registering for an event online. Competitors that are trailering down to Falmouth can enjoy the facilities of Falmouth Boatyard for launching and recovery.

Recent Yacht World News Entries

Superyacht Feadship 819 unveiled: first official photos

The first images of the 71.5m/234’58” superyacht PROJECT 819 have been unveiled by Feadship as the yacht hit the water during her technical la


First photos of Feadship 95m superyacht PROJECT 1009

The first photos of the 95m/312ft superyacht PROJECT 1009, currently in-build at Feadship, have been revealed by the shipyard.&


The largest yacht ever built by Hargrave delivered to her American owner

The 56m/184′ motor yacht BABA’S has been delivered to her owner in the US. 


Horizon Yachts and Cor D Rover present new yacht FD125

The 38m yacht concept FD125 is the new addition to the Horizon FD series which has been presented by Horizon Yachts in coll


Southern Wind sailing yacht Ammonite to be delivered in 2020

The third unit in the successful SW96 miniseries by Southern Wind, high-performance sailing yacht AMMONITE is taking shape.