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Entries for the 2018 event are now closed. The next event will be held from the 14th – 16th June 2019.
We look forward to seeing you then!

The largest Classic Boating event in the UK

The annual gathering of classic and heritage vessels, in the world’s third deepest natural harbour, combines with the Falmouth International Shanty Festival. The event attracts classic cruisers, racers and working boats with Bermudan, gaff and lug rigs, which fill the Falmouth Haven and race and parade in the Carrick Roads and the Bay. Two hundred and twelve vessels entered in 2017 and approximately 60,000 visitors were welcomed in the town for both events. Vessels came from around the UK, Germany and France with one all the way from the USA, via the Antigua Classics.

We look forward to welcoming returning participants and newcomers in 2018. Come and enjoy the camaraderie of the floating community on the Haven pontoons, the racing, the Parade of Sail and Power, the Classic Small Boat Parade (open boats powered by oar, sail or engine and 20’ or under) and bring a dinghy to enter the rowing and sculling competition on Saturday afternoon.

We will be pleased to see you at the Thursday evening pontoon reception, where you will be able to enjoy a pasty and a pint and listen to one of the shanty bands. On Friday, an element of culture as we are received in the Falmouth Art Gallery for a reception. You will also have the option to enjoy the barbecue at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club on Saturday evening. Throughout the event there will be sixty shanty bands providing musical entertainment around the town, and there will be a Maritime Village on Custom House Quay where traditional marine skills will be demonstrated and there will be marine related retail stands.

The cost of running the event ever increases and we are reliant on sponsorship, advertising, patrons and donations to fund it. If you or your company are able to help in this way, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The hard working and dedicated organising team would be pleased to welcome more volunteers to help in both planning and running the event.

Sailing a classic or heritage vessel to Falmouth to witness the Golden Globe Challenge Parade and GGR SITraN Charity race to Les Sables D’Olonne, France on June 14th? Then why not stay around and join in the 31st Falmouth Classics.

We look forward to welcoming familiar and new vessels to the event, so please complete an entry form and we will give you a great welcome in Falmouth from the 22nd – 24th June 2018.

With best wishes


John Davison

Chair – Falmouth Classics Association

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The Falmouth Classics 2017 was a great success, with classics vessels from all over the UK and Europe taking part in the three day event.

Huge thanks to Jonathan Winter who took part in the Classics this year on Hebe, and has put together this wonderful film of the event that brings back lots of lovely memories for everyone involved!


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