Sponsors and Advertisers

Headline sponsor

Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management

Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management was founded in January 2011 with the aim of offering the very highest ethical principles and best service standards of any Independent Financial Adviser in the UK. We are experts in many aspects of financial planning, including – but not limited to – investments, pensions, mortgages, and various forms of tax mitigation.

01872 306422

Partner sponsors

Classic Boat

Classic Boat is the magazine for the world’s most beautiful boats. Packed with stunning images, we have the inside stories of the great classic yachts and motorboats afloat today, as well as fascinating tales from yesteryear and the latest from the wooden boat building scene around the world.

+44 (0)1795 419 840


Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

Falmouth Harbour is a Trust Port with statutory duties and powers. Our purpose is to maintain an organisation of quality and excellence to safely manage Falmouth Harbour in order to facilitate sustainable prosperity for the Port to the benefit of the users of the Harbour and the wider community.

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners are a statutory port authority with responsibility for the Inner Harbour at Falmouth (excluding Falmouth Docks), the Penryn River up as far as Coastlines Wharf, the southern part of the Carrick Roads and a large part of Falmouth Bay.

+44 (0)1326 213537


Falmouth Haven

Falmouth Haven is one of the south coast’s premier leisure boating facilities. We offer deep water moorings and marina options in one of the finest natural harbours in the world, with great facilities for visitors, and easy and direct access to the water from our well maintained and serviced public slipway.

Situated in a spectacular setting in the heart of Falmouth with its restaurants, bars and shopping – yet moments from world-class sailing waters. Whether you are an experienced yachtsperson or water-sports beginner, our aim is to provide a safe, easy and very enjoyable experience to anyone who wants to get out and enjoy the very best of boating.

01326 310990


Royal Cornwall Yacht Club

Founded to encourage the sport of sailing we embrace both sailing and motor boating interests. Situated within Falmouth Harbour, we boast a grade 2 listed clubhouse on its own 17th century private quayside overlooking Falmouth Harbour and commanding spectacular views across to Flushing, over the Carrick Roads to St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula.

Formed in 1871 we continue a long tradition of offering hospitality to visiting yachtsmen and yachtswomen and will extend a warm welcome should you wish to visit us.

01326 312126


Royal Cornwall Yacht Club logo

Vino Direct

Based in North Cornwall, we are a company that cares about what we do and where we come from. Our small and dedicated team has over 30 years of combined fine wine, service and design experience between them.

Our ethos is simple, honest, direct – which is exactly what we think wine should be. Our ultimate aim is to demystify the genre a little bit and make wine more accessible, helping people to have fun while they learn what they enjoy and experience a variety of exceptional wines and spirits in their own home.

01288 354304


West Briton

The West Briton is a local weekly newspaper published every Thursday. It serves different areas of Cornwall, United Kingdom with four separate editions – Truro and Mid-Cornwall, Falmouth and Penryn, Redruth Camborne and Hayle, and Helston and The Lizard. It was established in 1810 and is part of the Cornwall & Devon Media group of companies.

01872 271451


West Briton


Teamac is one of the leading British brands of marine paints and coatings. The range of products include marine grade varnishes, topcoats, undercoats, primers, antifouling, bilge paint and other specialist marine coatings. The name Teamac comes from a shortened version of the company name Teal & Mackrill Ltd. Established in 1908 we remain a family owned business and continuously modernise our production and distribution to deliver class leading quality and service.

01482 320194


Major sponsors

Dynamite Valley Brewery

Dynamite Valley, found in the heart of Cornwall, gives its name to this award-winning brewery tucked away under Ponsanooth’s viaduct. Established in 2015 by two local brewers, Dynamite Valley Brewery gathered no less than five prestigious awards in 2019 for its fine Cornish ales, available in cask and unique hand-wrapped bottles.

This ‘ansum produce can now be found all across Cornwall and the UK in pubs, restaurants, bottle shops and bars. Dynamite Valley ales are also vegan friendly.

01872 864532


Falmouth Town Council

Falmouth is Cornwall’s leading south coast resort, it is one of the county’s largest, vibrant and most diverse towns. It is home to Cornwall’s rich maritime heritage, the Woodlane Campus of Falmouth University, the internationally renowned Art Gallery and many sub-tropical gardens.

01326 315559

Mylor Yacht Harbour

For many, we’re Cornwall’s finest full-service boatyard, where our skilled and experienced Marine Team helpfully handle any problem. For more, we’re a first class pontoon berth or safe mooring; a welcoming yacht haven and village afloat, anchored by the country’s finest sailing waters (our opinion, maybe – but we won’t be swayed).

For others, we’re a luxury seaside retreat, with blissful water views from contemporary self-catering apartments crafted from historic cottages. And for local coastal walkers, we’re a great café and restaurant with a very nice harbour attached. Mylor has many identities. For all – visitors, clients, neighbours and friends alike – it is much more than a marina. It is a destination.

01326 372121


Mylor Yacht Harbour

Noble Masts

The Noble System of hollow wooden mast construction was invented by a Mr Barry Noble in Bristol England in 1986 primarily for unstayed masts on such boats as Galway Blazer and Jester.

Our spars have been supplied to many sail training organizations such as Jubilee sailing trust (Lord Nelson) and the ocean youth club (Greater Manchester Challenge) as well as many architectural firms for columns in buildings (Clarks shoe shops worldwide/London Zoo).

In conjunction with our engineers we are able to offer many specialist products in mild and stainless steel such as hi tech bottle screws and blocks covered to look “classic” to traditional rigging and leather work.

07967 993298


Noble Masts


KML is a vessel-owning marine contractor based at Falmouth Wharves and is the owner-operator of a fleet of workboats, tugs and barges. Our extensive fleet is backed up by an in-house team of engineers, naval architects and experienced operational & vessel teams. This combination of assets & engineering allows us to offer complete turnkey scopes for a range of marine applications; often taking on the role of principal marine contractor. KML specialises in a range of sectors including (but not limited to) Marine and Tidal Energy, Renewables, Construction, Coastal Protection, Demolition, Decommissioning and Project Cargo.

+44 (0)845 519 3123


Event sponsors

Ben Harris & Co

Ben Harris & Co is based at Gweek Classic Boatyard, close to associated marine trades, with purpose-built workshops and a team of 4 skilled shipwrights. We specialise in new build, and restoration of wooden boats, and spars.

Current projects include the new 34 ft Gaff cutter “Constance” based on the lines of the quay Punt Curlew, her clinker tender, new masts and spar repairs. We have timber selected and seasoning to ensure we are ready to roll with the best materials for the next Commission.



JH & M Choak have forged a reputation for making mouthwateringly tasty Cornish pasties. Handmade to a traditional recipe by a proper Cornishman, a Choaks pasty is quite possibly the tastiest pasty you’ll ever munch — just ask the locals.

Founded by Henry Choak in 1948 and still in the family run by Charlie who also runs pasty school.

01326 312426



At Cockwells, we take pride in designing and building bespoke yachts, motor launches and superyacht tenders to your precise requirements and our exacting standards.

Combining the artisan skills of the traditional shipwright with innovative engineering and boatbuilding techniques, we custom-build vessels of the highest quality for leisure and commerce in the modern world.

With craftsmen who are passionate about working in wood – teak, larch, chestnut, mahogany, oak and yellow cedar among them – we are also adept at building with high-tech composites to increase durability and minimise ongoing maintenance.

01326 377 366



Falmouth Art Gallery has a vibrant exhibition and event programme. We change exhibitions regularly and hang works from our permanent collection alongside major museum loans, work from local artists, community groups, school children and students. Our events cater for all ages, from babies upwards. There will be something for everyone.

Our art collection is large and eclectic for a small museum. The works are rotated regularly in our entrance and main galleries and we work to variety of themes.

The staircase gallery is used for community displays. Groups such as Falcare, Age Concern, local schools and Falmouth University visit on a regular basis and create art in response to current exhibitions.

Our limelight wall within the entrance gallery, is open to all aspiring and professional artists. To achieve a dynamic turnaround the space is changed weekly.

01326 313863


Falmouth Art Gallery

Heather and Lay

We are proud to say that we are one of the area’s leading estate agents, and we have built our reputation on the tried and tested values of good service and great advice. We have been established in the area for over thirty years, but that is not to say that we are rooted in the past – we employ industry-leading techniques, on-the-ground insight and innovative technology to help you reach your property goals.

We are the only agent in the area with specialist, director led departments in Estate Agency, Property Letting & Management & New Homes. With two prominent offices in Falmouth & Penryn we have professional, enthusiastic and friendly staff who provide fantastic service including extensive marketing and advertising material as well as free up to date market appraisals.

01326 319767


Fal River Distillery

Petrel Rum is a small batch botanical rum; fermented, distilled and barrelled on the Cornish coast. It is traditionally distilled in a copper Alembic still with a modern twist of home-grown Rosemary, maple and Oak. 

After 5 years of testing and tasting, I am so excited to share my botanical rum to the world. It is a rum dedicated to the wild Cornish coats and their native seabird, the Storm Petrel – The last bird home from the storm.

+44 (0)7787 919594


National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea and Cornwall.
The museum’s exhibitions programme aspires to bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues, and highlight their relevance to the present day, bringing rare objects from around the world to Cornwall to tell local, national and international stories. Your admission fee is reinvested back into the museum to enhance and grow their work, which also includes the family learning activities; the award-winning education programmes; boat building and conservation; and work to preserve and promote Cornwall’s maritime heritage.
The museum was officially opened in 2003 and is located on the aptly named Discovery Quay in Falmouth, south Cornwall.

01326 313388


National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Gweek Classic Boatyard

Gweek Classic Boatyard is a classic boatyard located at the mouth of the picturesque Helford River, offering storage for over 250 vessels both hardstanding and undercover, and cranage for boats up to 26 tonnes.
This traditional boatyard undertakes modern and traditional yacht repairs and restorations, and offers facilities for owner projects and fit-outs. Recent projects included a Cornish pilot gig build by Peter Martin, and 34ft gaff rigger cutter yacht, built by traditional methods by Ben Harris. On-site holiday lets will be available in 2022.

01326 221657


Gweek Classic Boatyard

La Péniche Cafe and Bistro

Where every seat has a harbour view. Great food, beautifully presented.

01326 316177

La Peniche


Founded in the UK in 1964, Musto is the world’s number one performance sailing brand and a global leader in outdoor clothing apparel. As the first sailing brand ever to partner with GORE-TEX, Musto sets the bar for innovation on the water, taking insights drawn from the best sailors in the world, who win Olympic medals, circumnavigate the globe, and battle some of the most volatile environments on the planet. The lessons we learn out at sea, empower our performance on land, as we work with the best fabric technologies on the market to deliver kit that can handle extreme adventures on solid ground, and lifestyle clothing that delivers both style and substance.

When you wear Musto, it’s more than a product. You’re wearing thousands of hours of experience in the harshest conditions with the best athletes. In the real world and in the lab, we push our products to their absolute limit, to ensure our customers remain safe, protected, and able to perform at their best in any environment.

01326 315948 (local store)



Fal River

Fal River boasts some of the best boat trips in Cornwall and travelling by boat is one of the best ways to enjoy the unique waterways of the Fal and Truro Rivers. See our website for more information.

01326 313 394

07545 812415 (mobile)

Fal River


Simon Winter Marine

Simon Winter Marine was founded in 2006 as a specialist marine hull & liability insurance broker. As well as providing insurance services to yacht owners worldwide we also arrange insurances for charter yachts, commercial vessels and Museum/Heritage craft fleets.

Our company ethos is to provide the very highest of standards of service while ensuring insurance cover is appropriate to our client’s needs.

Our independent status ensures competitive premiums and impartiality when handling claims on your behalf. We are also a Coverholder at Lloyd’s.

0344 5456132


Hine Downing

We are a prominent law firm based in Falmouth. Our own ‘family tree’ stretches back into the 19th Century; an unbroken history of advising and acting for generations of families and businesses. You may well be reading this because you have been told about us. We welcome most of our new clients following personal recommendation.

In many respects we are a traditional firm of solicitors, a symbol of continuity – and proud of the fact.

01326 316655


Venture Sail Holidays

Climb aboard classic ships or adventure vessels and explore a host of destinations as you’ve never seen them before. Let our fleet of boats give you an authentic taste of life under sail and a holiday like no other. No experience needed, just a lust for adventure!

+44 (0)1872 487288


Riggers UK

Riggers UK, managed by a founder of the original Falmouth Classics. We wish all participants in this year’s event another great Classics. We welcome the opportunity to look after your rigging needs.

01326 374177


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