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Following the Covid-19 outbreak, with great regret, we must cancel this year’s event. More information on our news page.


Welcome to The Falmouth Classics 2020

Welcome to the 2020 event website. The organising team look forward to seeing you in Falmouth for the 2020 event which will be held this year between Friday 12th June and Sunday 14th June.

The 2019 event welcomed 190 boats, many from the south west, but also from Bristol, the Thames, East Coast, the Solent and Brittany.

We welcome all classic vessels and their crews to join us at Falmouth Haven for the Haven Reception, with pasties, beer and a shanty group, on the Thursday evening, for racing on the Friday and Saturday, the Friday reception at Falmouth Art Gallery and the barbeque at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club on the Saturday evening.

For the receptions we will once again be championing Cornish fare whether it be rum, wine or beer. The Classics Maritime Village will once again be on Custom House Quay. The weekend is topped, as always, by the parades of sail on Sunday, followed by the prize giving at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall on Sunday afternoon. The spectacular Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, free apart from the Saturday concert, will set the shoreside scene from Friday evening to Sunday with a spectacular array of traditional song and music around the town provided by well over 60 groups

The festival is centred on Falmouth Haven where we welcome as many boats as possible. We also have use of Falmouth Harbour Commissioners visitor’s buoys and the town anchorage off Custom House Quay. This concentration of boats in one place is one of the factors that makes Falmouth Classics so special.

A new development will be the West Country Classic Series. Class results will be harmonised across Falmouth, Dartmouth and Fowey Classics in 2020 and there will be overall class prizes presented at an end of season event.

We rely on sponsors and advertisers to fund the activities, so, if you can, please support them whilst visiting Falmouth.

Full details of the event are elsewhere on the website, including the application form. It is never too early to apply and book your place and your clothing.

Fair winds and calm seas,

Keith Tullett


Falmouth Classics Association

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