First held in 1987, Falmouth Classics has since developed into one of Britain’s largest and most celebrated gatherings of both classic and traditional boats. Falmouth’s natural harbour, the Carrick Roads, Falmouth Bay – including St Mawe’s and St Anthony’s Lighthouse are all local sites, to Mylor, providing spectacular backdrops for both sailing participants and spectators of this sailing event to enjoy.
If you’re staying at Mylor Yacht Harbour, we encourage you to attend by either watching the boats round marks in the Carrick Roads (opposite Mylor) or by walking around Trefusis Point, to Flushing village where its possible to board a foot ferry to Falmouth.
On Thursday 16th a pint and pasty can be enjoyed while roaming around boats entered and alongside in Falmouth Haven, this wonderful sight is complimented by a local shanty band.
Friday 17th will see two races set with refreshments provided by Fal Distillery and Six Liqueurs at a welcome reception in Falmouth Art Gallery.
Saturday 18th Teamac sponsor races in the Carrick Roads, with rowing and sculling competitions taking place of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and Greenbank Hotel and prizegiving taking place at RCYC.
The last day of the event is perhaps the most relaxing for skippers and impressive for spectators; the parade of sail and power takes place between the Carrick Roads and Black Rock, best viewed from the beach near Mylor Yacht Harbour, Trefusis Point or Pendennis Point! Falmouth Classics also coincides with Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival which is held at the same time.