Cornwall Falmouth Classics the start of Falmouth Week
A celebration of Falmouth Classics with the Sea Shanty Festival and much more.
Falmouth Classics launches Falmouth Week followed by six days of match racing for keelboats, traditional craft and dinghies in the waters of Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads and the Harbour.
Rinng alongside to the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is the Falmouth Classics rally and regatta. A three day sailing event which brings together classic boats from all over the UK, the continent and the local area. Boats built as long ago as 1882 and lovingly restored take their place alongside many more launched before the Second World War and other more modern versions of the classic designs.
The highlight of the regatta is the Parade of Sail and Power.
A full and entertaining and lively program of daytime and evening entertainment goes on in Falmouth, culminating in a magnificent firework display over the Harbour.
© Photograph of Working Boats with kind permission of Tim Green Flckr