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Event Overview

Programme of Events

The next Falmouth Classics event will take place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June 2017.

Please note: Events throughout the weekend are subject to change.

Date Activity Time Location
Tues 13th to Wed 14th June Registration and collection of welcome packs 1200 – 1730 Regatta Office @Falmouth Watersports Centre
Thursday 15th   June Free berthing/mooring available 1000 onwards by prior arrangement Falmouth Haven pontoons, visitor moorings and anchorage
Registration and collection of welcome packs 1200 – 1730 Regatta Office @ Falmouth Watersports Centre
Informal party to be held on Falmouth Haven pontoons


1830 Falmouth Haven pontoons
Friday 16th June Registration and collection of welcome packs 0900 – 1200 Regsatta Office @Falmouth Watersports Centre
Briefing for Racing and Classic Parade 0900 Falmouth Watersports Centre
Deadline for series entry and Friday daily entry 1000
Race 1 First warning signal 1130 Start in Carrick Roads
Race 2 First warning signal 1400 Start in Carrick Roads
Reception/Drinks 1830 Falmouth Art Gallery
Sea Shanty Festival 1830 – 0100 Town
Saturday 17th June Daily entry and registration 0900-1000 Regatta Office @Falmouth Watersports Centre
Deadline for Saturday daily entry and Classic Parade entry 1000


Pulling and sculling races



Race 3





First race 10.00 no races after 12.00



First warning signal for Race 3   1400

Falmouth Inner Harbour


Carrick Roads

Tea & cakes as well as drinks available at RCYC Bar From 1530 RCYC
Prizegiving for all 3 individual races 1800 RCYC
Classics Barbecue 1930 onwards RCYC
Sea Shanty Festival 1200 – 0100 Town
Sunday 18th June


Classic Parade of Sail & Power 1030 – 1200 Carrick Roads
Small Boat Parade 1330 – 1430 Falmouth Inner Harbour
Final Prizegiving 1530 – 1630 National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Sea Shanty Festival 1200 – 1800 Town
Closing Ceremony for Sea Shanty Festival 1700 – 1800 Events Square


Skipper’s Briefing Launch Service. To facilitate attendance at the race and Classic Parade briefings, a launch pick-up and drop-off service will operate between the visitor moorings and the pontoons at the Falmouth Watersports Centre. The Falmouth Watersports Centre is located approximately 100m south-west of Customs House Quay, and between the Trago Mills store and the Grove Place car park. The facility includes a large public slipway lined with pontoons.

Classic Parade of Sail and Power. The parade will enable spectators to see the full panoply of classic vessels gathered in Falmouth. Whilst there is no entry fee the parade is only open to boats that have entered and completed registration.

The Race Office and Regatta Centre will be located at the Falmouth Watersports Centre.

Small Boat Parade – eligibility criteria: Entry  by invitation only. Craft under 20 feet / 6.09 metres propelled by oar, sail or engines built before 1965 or built after 1965 in the spirit of tradition. Craft wishing to participate must complete a Small Boat Registration Form.

Falmouth Haven