Falmouth Week 2018 – A Round Up
Another fabulously fun Falmouth Week is finished for the year, so it’s time to take a look back on the week’s events, and reflect on the success of this ever popular regatta.
For everyone here at Mylor Yacht Harbour, our main point of focus is the week’s racing, with those of us who are unfortunate enough to be left on dry land keeping a close eye on the Falmouth Week results pages as the regatta gets into full swing. Many of our customers took part in this year’s event, with several taking advantage of our Racing Scrub package to get their boats in tip-top condition prior to racing.
Rupert Tildesley opted for a Racing Scrub for his yacht Omerta, shortly before Falmouth Week got underway. He had a successful week’s racing in Class 1 fleet, landing a very respectable result of third overall. Prior to racing commencing, he commented:
“This is our first year berthing the boat in Mylor and we have been very impressed with the facilities and the level of service offered. It is a fantastic set-up, the staff are all very courteous and helpful and it is run in a very professional and efficient manner.
“We have been in preparation for Falmouth Week; you don’t even need to be near the boat or the pontoon to get it done – the guys tow it in, hoist it, pressure wash it and return it to the mooring. Very slick.”
Richard Barker also had a great week’s racing on Pisces, a Hallberg Rassy 34, after she had a thorough scrub-down by the Mylor team.
He said, “We had a great week and the boat just slipped along- a clean really does make all the difference to her and she feels like a real thoroughbred!
“The peculiarities of PY rating meant we would never win but a couple of 2s mixed in with 3s and 4s left us where we expected to be in the week. Many thanks to the team at MYH!”
Of course, Falmouth Week is not only about the racing. Our range of Holiday Cottages were fully booked for the week, with guests from all over the country and beyond taking advantage of the entertainment on offer. Our Mylor tenants also made the most of the lively atmosphere, with Mylor Yacht Club hosting a superb prize-giving evening, Mylor Cafe offering live jazz on Sunday afternoons and Castaways offering a live music evening with Josh Kumra.
For those really looking to make the most of the Falmouth Week entertainment, a trip to the official regatta tent in Events Square, Falmouth was a ‘must’. This year’s entertainment included live music from The Wurzels and Rudi’s Message, an 80s vs 90s extravaganza and a comedy night with Cornwall’s best-loved comedian, Jethro.
But, for many, the highlight of the week was to be seen in the skies above Falmouth. The Red Arrows wowed crowds with another awesome display, offset by the stunning backdrop of Falmouth Bay. While Falmouth has been lucky enough to secure these daredevil pilots for several years now, their sheer talent and bravery makes every display a moment to remember.
The week was topped off by a stunning firework display on the Saturday night, lighting up the Carrick Roads with 20 minutes of colourful pyrotechnics. This year we were blessed with a warm evening and clear skies – the perfect end to another fabulous Falmouth Week!
For details about next year’s regatta, visit the Falmouth Week website.