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Race Information

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We welcome all boats up to 70ft LOD that are classic sailing craft, dinghies or rowing boats of traditional construction, built before 1968, or after 1968 but built in the classic spirit to a pre-1968 design or/and with a traditional rig – and to larger boats by agreement with the organizers. We also welcome classic motor and steam launches to our Parade of Sail and shore-side functions.

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Entry Fees

 

Entry fee, two days racing and parade – Early bird until 30th April

Includes parade of sail and power, two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack

£35
Entry fee, two days racing and parade – From 1st May

Includes parade of sail and power, two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack

£45
Entry fee, Friday racing (2 races) and parade – Early bird until 30th April

Includes parade of sail and power, two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack

£30
Entry fee, Friday racing (2 races) and parade – From 1st May

Includes parade of sail and power, two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack

£35
Entry fee, Saturday racing (1 race) and parade – Early bird until 30th April

Includes parade of sail and power, two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack

£25
Entry fee, Saturday racing (1 race) and parade – From 1st May

Includes parade of sail and power, two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack

£30
Entry fee and parade – Early bird until 30th April

Includes two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack

£20
Entry fee and parade – From 1st May

Includes two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack

£20
Small Boat Parade – Only open to boats that have completed the Small Boat Entry Form

Includes two receptions, prizegiving in NMMC and welcome pack

FREE

Berthing alongside in Falmouth Haven, on moorings or the anchorage is available free on a ‘first come first served’ basis

Eligibility

We welcome classic vessels of all kinds and styles to Falmouth Classics Regatta. For safety and logistical reasons we have a set of eligibility rules which are set out here. If you are not sure if you are eligible, we urge you to contact us.

Boats eligible for racing and classic parade of sail and power

1. Any single-hulled sailing craft with a four-cornered mainsail (e.g. gaff, lug, sprit, gunter, squaresail or lateen rig) built before 1968, or built after 1968 but to a traditional design.
2.Any single-hulled Bermudan rigged boat built before 1968 or built after 1968 but to a traditional design.

Boats eligible for parade of sail and power only

1. Any wooden pulling boat propelled by two or more oars.
2. Any mechanically-powered vessel built pre-1968 or after 1968 to a traditional design, with inboard propulsion.

Falmouth Classics Association Ltd reserves the right to accept or refuse an entry.

Boat classes in Falmouth Classics

  • Large Falmouth Working Boats (class B)
  • Small Falmouth Working Boats (class C)
  • Gaffers under 23ft LOD
  • Gaffers 23ft and under 30ft LOD
  • Gaffers 30ft and under 40ft LOD
  • Gaffers 40ft LOD and over
  • Luggers under 25ft LOD
  • Luggers 25ft LOD and over
  • Bermudans 14ft – 30ft
  • Bermudans 30ft and under 35 ft
  • Bermudans 35ft and over
  • Shrimpers
  • Sunbeams
  • Ajax
  • Twisters
  • St Mawes one-designs (SMODs)

Any other class may be accepted by advance agreement with the organisers.

All classes, except one-design classes, will be handicapped.

 

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Handicap arrangements

  • Shrimper, Sunbeam, SMOD, Twister and Ajax classes will be scored without handicaps.
  • Falmouth Working Boats and local gaffers in Class G will use their local class association handicaps.
  • Gaffers and luggers will be scored using an OGA handicap which may be obtained free by completing the measurement form available from the Participant Information area of the website.
  • Bermudan rigged yachts should obtain a Jauge Classique Handicap (JCH) this is free and entrants should visit www.jch-online.org and obtain a handicap prior to entry.
  • Gaffer and lugger entrants are strongly advised to complete and submit the OGA measurement form as early as possible and not to leave it until the last minute.
  • The OGA handicap form (and other forms and information) can be found in the Forms and Downloads section, or you can download it here (pdf).