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Become a Patron

Ensuring the future of The Falmouth Classics

Support the continuance and development of a very successful annual sailing event in the beautiful surrounds of the Fal, which provides an opportunity for owners of heritage vessels, classic designs, traditional rigs and vessels designed in the spirit of tradition to race, parade and enjoy each other’s company.

The Falmouth Classics celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2017 and a number of participating boats have sailed in the event every year. Since 2013 the event has been run by Falmouth Classics Association Ltd in collaboration with Royal Cornwall Yacht Club Events Ltd, the organising authority for the event. A feature and attraction of the event is free berthing in Falmouth Haven, which has been made possible by sponsorship and the valued support of Falmouth Haven.

This year the three-day event is to be held on the 16- 18th June in 2017 and coincides with the Falmouth International Shanty Festival.

2016 saw 174 boats participate and 500 crew, although the majority were from the South West, there were representatives from other parts of the UK, France and the Netherlands. For the first time a small boat parade of 20 boats was introduced. In 2017 a Maritime Village will be based on Custom House Quay and a rowing and sculling competition is to be introduced.

Your contribution, to one of the largest classic sailing events in the UK, will help to secure the event for the future and enable further development.

Patrons contributions and benefits:

Level of patronage Annual contribution Benefits
Crew £25 Listing on website and in the programme
Bosun £50 Listing on website and in the programme. Copy of programme
Mate £100 Listing on website and in the programme. Copy of programme and A3 poster

Invitations to Friday evening reception and prizegiving

Skipper £250 Listing on website and in the programme,] and A3 poster

Invitation to Friday reception and prizegiving. One free ticket for barbecue

Admiral £500 Listing on website and in the programme, copy of programme and A3 poster, invitation to Friday reception and prizegiving, two free barbecue tickets, two tickets to view the parade from the VIP launch and buffet lunch.


The Greenbank Hotel
Falmouth Haven