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Become a Patron

Ensuring the future of The Falmouth Classics


Become a Patron of Falmouth Classics Association

Support the continuance and development of a very successful annual sailing event in the beautiful surrounds of the Fal, which provides an opportunity for owners of heritage vessels, classic designs, traditional rigs and vessels designed in the spirit of tradition to race, parade and enjoy each other’s company.

The Falmouth Classics celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2017 and a number of participating boats have sailed in the event every year. Since 2013 the event has been run by Falmouth Classics Association Ltd with the valued support of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club who were commissioned to be the organising authority for on the water activities. As an affiliate of the Royal Yachting Association the Association itself became the organising authority in 2018.

A feature and attraction of the event is free berthing in Falmouth Haven, which has been made possible by sponsorship and the valued support of Falmouth Haven. In 2020 the three-day event is to be held on the 12th – 14th June and once again coincides with the Falmouth International Shanty Festival.

2019 saw 190 boats entering and over 500 crew, more than 50% came from other parts of the south west, the Solent, Bristol Channel, Thames Estuary, east coast and France. For the third year running the event was the largest of its kind in the UK. Recent introductions: the small boat parade, Maritime Village on Custom House Quay, public on the Haven pontoons and a rowing and sculling competition will continue in 2020. Your contribution, to one of the largest classic sailing events in the UK, will help to secure the event for the future and enable further development.

Patrons contributions and benefits:

Level of patronage Annual contribution Benefits
Crew £25 Listing on website and in the programme
Bosun £50 Listing on website and in the programme. Copy of programme
Mate £100 Listing on website and in the programme. Copy of programme and A3 poster Invitations to Friday evening reception and prizegiving
Skipper £250 Listing on website and in the programme, and A3 poster Invitation to Friday reception and prizegiving. One free ticket for barbecue
Admiral £500+ Listing on website and in the programme, copy of programme and A3 poster. Invitation to Friday reception and prizegiving, two free barbecue tickets, two tickets to view the parade from the VIP launch and buffet lunch.