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

The next Falmouth Classics will be held on 14th – 16th June 2024

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Falmouth Classics 2023 – 16th-18th 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.

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
Falmouth Harbour
Falmouth Haven
Royal Cornwall Yacht Club
Classic Boat
West Briton
Falmouth Town Council
Noble Masts
Dynamite Valley
Butler & Co
Mylor Yacht Harbour
Paul Gibbins Photography
Ben Harris Wooden Boats
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Gweek Classic Boatyard
Fal River
Port Pendennis
Heather & Lay
Coast Medic logo
Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival
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