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Falmouth Week 2014
Saturday 9th - Sunday 17th August.
STOP PRESS: View the Falmouth Week 2014 programme here
Falmouth Week has grown into one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with keelboats, multihulls and traditional yachts racing over seven days of competition starting on Sunday 11th August.
The beautiful waters of Falmouth Bay and the Carrick Roads are perfect sailing waters. This is where Olympic champion and America Cup hero Ben Ainslie first learnt to sail and where numerous national sailing championships are held. Falmouth was the home coming port for round-the-world yachtswoman, Ellen MacArthur and where news was first heard of the death of Nelson! This part of Cornwall really is part of Britain’s’ maritime history, so much so we even have our own national maritime Museum.
Falmouth Week is Special
Falmouth Week is special as it incorporates the 7 local sailing clubs. The regatta commences at the Helford River SC on Sunday 11th August and finishing at Flushing SC on the 16th. Wednesday is Champagne Day, with the Champagne Race for the Bay Fleet a long coastal course, whilst smaller boats race in the Carrick Roads. All class winners received a champagne prize.
To enter Falmouth Week 2014 click here
Results from the sailing during the week in 2013 can be found here
Superb Viewing areas
The various headlands off of Falmouth, St. Mawes, the Helford and Mylor have the perfect landscape to watch sailing, providing almost an amphitheatre for those keen to watch the action. The best vantage points for viewing the sailing are: Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, St Anthony Head, Castle Drive and Pendennis Point, Trefusis Point and Flushing.
New Dinghy Week
Falmouth Week 2014 will comprise racing for the Bay and Carrick Fleets only. Racing for dinghies will move to an exciting new event taking place the week after Falmouth Week. The dates for dinghies will now be Monday 18th to Friday 22nd August. Click here to view the press release.
There is also an incredible programme of shoreside events throughout the whole of Falmouth Town including the main streets, The Moor and Events Square. The fun kicks off on Friday the 8th and continues right through till Sunday the 17 of August.
For Event Square music program and to buy tickets, click here
There are science exhibitions at the Event Square, a big wheel on the Moor, a Carnival and children's entertainment
On the Prince of Wales pier there will be a Red Arrows Simulator with real the Red Arrows performing on Wednesday after the Champagne Race.
For further information of the shoreside activities click here We are currently working hard on the 2014 programme but to get an idea of what to look forward too, click here to view the Falmouth Week programme for 2013.