Falmouth Classics – a prestigious three-day regatta of racing, parades and onshore events

Don’t miss Falmouth Classics 2023 on 16th-18th June

Falmouth Classics 2022 – 17th-19th June

Falmouth Classics features three days of enjoyable racing and a spectacular Parade of Classic Boats and the Small Classic Boat Parade. Since it began, in 1987, Falmouth Classics has steadily grown to be one of the largest Classic sailing events in the UK.

Falmouth is recognised as having some of the best sailing waters in the world in the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. There are also many vantage points for spectators to view the events.

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival takes place at the same time and over 65,000 visitors flock to Falmouth.

Video from the 2021 Falmouth Classics

Video Supplied by Vitamin Cornwall

Falmouth Classics brings the town and the sailing scene closer together


Two days of enjoyable racing. Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay will be full of sails, of all types, shapes and colours. Vessels range in size from 9ft to 150ft or more and include the famous Falmouth Working Boats.


The spectacular Parade of Classic Boats showcases a wide range of traditional vessels, sail and power. The Small Boat Parade is for boats under 20ft propelled by sail, oars or engine and built in the spirit of tradition.

Receptions and Events

Our lively social programme includes the Haven and Welcome Receptions, the Classics Supper, the Classics Maritime Village, rowing and sculling races and a public viewing of boats.

How to take part

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 here

We’d like to thank all of the sponsors and advertisers who make this event possible

Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management
Classic Boat
Falmouth Harbour
Falmouth Haven
Vino Direct
Royal Cornwall Yacht Club
West Briton
Dynamite Valley
Mylor Yacht Harbour
Falmouth Town Council
Noble Masts
Ben Harris Wooden Boats
Choak Pasties
Falmouth Art Gallery
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Coast Medic
Siz Liqueurs
La Peniche
Gweek Classic Boatyard
Fal River
The Greenbank Hotel
Sea Shanty Festival
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