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 discounted berthing in Falmouth Haven, which has been made possible by sponsorship and the valued support of the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners.

Unfortunately, Covid 19 required cancellation of the 2020 event, but in 2021 an event suitable to meet both Covid regulations and the challenge of the G7 was successfully run. Numbers began to return to pre Covid levels in 2022. In 2024 the three-day event is to be held from the 14th – 16th June.

2023 saw 206 vessels entered and with over 500 crew, more than 50% came from other parts of the south west, the Solent, Bristol Channel, Belfast, the east coast and mainland Europe. For the fifth year running the event was one of the largest of its kind in the UK. And, certainly the largest in the south west

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 patronageAnnual contributionBenefits
Crew£27.50Listing on website and in the programme
Bosun£55Listing on website and in the programme. Copy of programme
Mate£125Listing on website and in the programme. Copy of programme and A3 poster. Invitations to Friday evening reception and prizegiving
Skipper£275Listing on website and in the programme, and A3 poster. Invitation to Friday reception and prizegiving. One free ticket for barbecue
Admiral£550 and aboveListing 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.
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