The week starts with the Falmouth Classics, which sees 150 classic yachts racing in Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. This is followed by six days of match racing for keelboats, traditional craft and dinghies in the waters off Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads and the harbour. Midweek there is a Champagne Day which is a race for the big yachts on the 25 mile coastal course finishing in the inner harbour.
Throughout the week there are activities to keep everyone entertained, from a marching carnival and a firework display to themed party nights and samba bands. In Events Square there’s a daytime artists and Cornish crafts market while in the evening you’ll find a great line up of music acts. There truly is something for everyone with live performances on the Prince of Wales pier featuring music, street theatre and dance, plus local market in the marquee and a fascinating guided history walk around Falmouth. There are plenty of activities for the kids too, including free rock pooling sessions and special events at the National maritime Museum, Gyllyngdune Gardens, and Pendennis Castle. You can even take to the waters on many of the boats along the shore.
We have been advised that the best vantage points to view the sailing are: Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, St Anthony Head, Castle Drive and Pendennis Point, Trefusis Point and Flushing.
So don’t miss out on this fun filled Cornish event for all the family.
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