Classic Yacht Sailing Falmouth Pendennis Cup
Classic Yacht Sailing Falmouth The inaugural Pendennis Cup in August 2008 took place in all weathers from light bright summer breeze to grim north Atlantic fishing schooner weather. With 7 beautiful classics, including Adix, Altair, Marriette, Mariquita, The Lady Anne, Kelpie and Lutine on the course.
Falmouth Classics is billed as a “celebration of sail” Feeder races from Plymouth and Fowey get the week off to a great start swelling the local fleet and contributing to the variety of vessels that take part in Falmouth Classics week. Over three hundred boats ranging from 12ft jolly boats to 80ft schooners can participate.
Falmouth Classics will now be host to some classic superyachts. This is a welcome return to Falmouth Bay. It was in the nineteen twenties and thirties when the port last played host to the ‘Sport of Kings’.
Pendennis Shipyard, based in Falmouth docks sponsored a cup for the races, and co-host the event with the Port of Falmouth Sailing Association. Lovely film shot in the Carrick Roads and Falmouth harbour during Falmouth Classics.