Programme of Events

The Falmouth Classics will take place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June 2024

Three races are planned for the event, together with a splendid parade of all participating boats followed by a small boat parade (vessels 20’ and under). There will also be a rowing and sculling competition and a Classic Maritime Village.

All races will start in The Carrick Roads. Depending on entries there will be several classes All races will start in The Carrick Roads. Depending on entries there will be several classes which will start at five-minute intervals. Participating boats will cross a start line marked by a Committee Boat and an outer distance mark. The start line will probably require boats to start by sailing close hauled. Races will last approximately 2 hours. The finish, for each race, is likely to be off Trefusis Point. The courses chosen by the race officer will be dependent on wind direction and the tide, some courses may take vessels out into Falmouth Bay.

Races will last approximately 2 hours. The finish, for each race, is likely to be off Trefusis Point. The courses chosen by the race officer will be dependent on wind direction and the tide, some courses may take vessels out into Falmouth Bay.

Where to watch

Good places to watch the racing will be Pendennis Point, Trefusis Point, Castle Drive, the coastal footpath between Place and St Anthony’s Lighthouse and St Mawes Castle. The Parade of Sail can best be watched from Castle Drive, Pendennis Point, Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle. For more information, please see the ‘Where to watch’ section.

Friday 14th June

10.00 Classics Maritime Village opens on Custom House Quay

Race 1: First start at 11:30. Start from Carrick Roads.

Race 2: First start at 14:00. Start from Carrick Roads.

Saturday 15th June

09.00 – 1030 Public able to view the classic and heritage vessels alongside Falmouth Haven

10.00 Classic Maritime Village open on Custom house Quay

Race 3: First start at 11:30. Start from Carrick Roads.

16.00 – 18.00 Public able to view the classic and heritage vessels alongside Falmouth Haven

16.30 – 18.00 Rowing and sculling competition – Royal Cornwall Yacht Club

Sunday 16th June

10.30 – 12.00 Classics Parade of Sail and Power – Carrick Roads.
While it is expected that most boats taking part in the Parade of Sail and Power will be sailing boats, with or without secondary power propulsion, owners of power only propelled (steam propelled boats are especially welcome) and rowing craft are encouraged to take part.

13.30 – 14.30 Heather and Lay Steam and Small Boat Parade – Inner Harbour.

Please note that this is a provisional programme and is subject to change before the event. Visit the Falmouth Classics Facebook page for updates.

Falmouth International Shanty Festival will be taking place in the town from the 14th – 16th June falmouthseashanty.co.uk

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