Falmouth Sailing Week 2020 – a great success!
It was touch and go as to whether Falmouth Sailing Week Regatta was going to go ahead at all this year due to the COVID lock down but the Port of Falmouth Sailing Association worked hard to ‘make it happen’ along with the help of a dedicated group of volunteers and the participation of local sailing and yacht clubs resulting a successful four days of racing from the 12th – 15th August 2020.
Mylor Yacht Harbour MD, Neil Salter commented:
“Mylor Yacht Harbour is all about boating so we want to promote local boating in as many ways as we can and supporting events such as Falmouth Sailing Week is one way we can do this. We’ve supported the event for many years and want to continue to do so in the future.
sailing events like this bring together like minded people who have a shared passion and whilst there is always a good competitive spirit, there’s also a sense of community that comes with this – it brings people together and gives a different dimension to enjoying boating. PoFSA do a great job of organising the event so we would like to say thank you to them.”
119 boats entered the event which although fewer than previous years, was significantly more than expected. The event was dominated by light and variable winds during all four days but, despite that, the race management teams were able to run all seven scheduled races.
In total 65 yachts entered into the 9 Carrick Fleet races, as sponsored by Mylor Yacht Harbour.
Congratulations to the winners!
- Sunbeam, Fleet V: Roger Ford in Audry
- Piper/Rustler 24, Fleet E: Charles Taylor in Piccolino
- Ajax 23, Fleet W: John Howard in Polyphemus
- Flying Fifteen, F fleet: Chris Hunt in Comfortably Numb
- Handicap Day Boats, K fleet: Martin and Samantha English in Contagion
- Nordic Folkboat, J Fleet: Peter Knight in Serena
- Falmouth Gaffers, G fleet: David Spargo in Jean Genie
- St Mawes One Design, D fleet: Lionel Hoare in Merlin
- Shrimper 19, H Fleet: Tony Wright in Firefly