Race Information

We welcome all boats up to 70ft LOD that are classic sailing craft, dinghies or rowing boats of traditional construction, built before 1973, or after 1973 but built in the classic spirit to a pre-1973 design or/and with a traditional rig – and to larger boats by agreement with the organisers. We also welcome classic motor and steam launches to our Parade of Sail and Power and shore-side functions.

Click through the toggles below for race information on the Falmouth Classics 2023 event.

Entry & Race Fees

1 Three races, parade of sail and power, two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack£55
2 Falmouth Working Boats and local G Class – Saturday racing only, parade of sail, two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack£20
3 Parade of sail and power, two receptions, prizegivings and welcome pack£30 entry fee only
4 Small boat parade – open boats and launches (including steam) up to 20’ (6.096 metres) or less LOD, two receptions, prizegiving in NMMC and welcome packFree – complete Small Boat Parade entry form only
Gigs – parade onlyFree

Berthing alongside in Falmouth Haven, on moorings or the anchorage is available free on a ‘first come first served’ basis


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 which are set out here. If you are not sure if you are eligible, we urge you to contact us.

Boats eligible for racing and classic parade of sail and power

  1. Any single-hulled sailing craft with a four-cornered mainsail (e.g. gaff, lug, sprit, gunter, squaresail or lateen rig) built before 1973, or built after 1973 but to a traditional design.
  2. Any single-hulled Bermudan rigged boat built before 1973 or built after 1973 but to a traditional design.

Boats eligible for parade of sail and power only

  1. Any wooden pulling boat propelled by two or more oars.
  2. Any mechanically-powered vessel built pre-1973 or after 1973 to a traditional design, with inboard propulsion.

Falmouth Classics Association Ltd reserves the right to accept or refuse an entry.

Boat classes in Falmouth Classics 

ClassClass Flag
Large Falmouth Working BoatB
Small Falmouth Working BoatC
Gaffer 23ft LOD and underG
Gaffer over 23ft and under 30ft LODK
Gaffer 30ft and under 40ft LODQ
Gaffer 40ft LOD and overM
Lugger under 25ft LODJ
Bermudan 14ft and under 25ft LODT
Bermudan 25ft and under 30ft LODU
Bermudan 30ft and under 35ft LODE
Bermudan 35ft and over LODF
Lugger 25ft LOD and overL
Another class with 6 or more entrants

All classes, except one-design classes, will be handicapped.

Handicap arrangements

  • Shrimpers and Sunbeams will race as classes
  • Falmouth Working Boats (B and C Classes) will use local class handicaps
  • Local G Class boats will use their Flushing handicap
  • All other Bermudan vessels will require a Jauge Classique Handicap (JC), this is free and entrants should visit www.jch-online.org and obtain a handicap before entering. All other Gaffers and lug rigged vessels will require a South West Gaffers (OGA) handicap. If not already allocated a measurement form for your vessel will need to be completed well before the event. The handicap form (and other forms and information) can be found in the Forms and Downloads section or you can download it here (pdf).

To enter your boat in the event click the button below. If you are not sure if you are eligible, we urge you to contact us.

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