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With thanks to
Elliot Caunce

Welcome to The English Braids Falmouth Classics 2019 website

The organising committee look forward to seeing you in Falmouth for the 2019 event which will be held this year between Friday 14th June and Sunday 16th June.

The 2018 event welcomed 192 boats, many from the south west, but also from Bristol, the Thames, the Solent, Brittany and one participant from the USA via Ireland, who attended as part of their planned itinerary whilst visiting Europe.

We welcome all classic vessels and their crews to join us at Falmouth Haven for the pontoon party, 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. 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. As ever, the Falmouth Sea Shanty festival sets the shoreside scene from Friday evening to Sunday with a spectacular array of traditional song and music around the town.

The festival is centred on Falmouth Haven and Pendennis Marina 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.

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


Please note that the 2020 event will take place from the 12th – 14th June 2020.

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The Falmouth Classics 2018 was a great success, with classics vessels from all over the UK and Europe taking part in the three day event.

Huge thanks to Elliot Caunce, from Falmouth University, who produced the video, assisted by Lewis Jefferies with the drone footage by Geraint Roberts.  For more information on Elliot’s work, please visit www.elliotcaunce.com.


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