Falmouth Week

Ajax racing in Falmouth Harbour part of Falmouth Week

Ajax racing in Falmouth Harbour

If you’re a fan of classic boats, yachts or dinghies then Falmouth Week is for you, plus there are lots to do on the shores as well.  I myself have taken part in Falmouth Week racing in both dinghies and yachts but never yet had a go in a Falmouth Classic Working Boat, take a look here to see one in action,




What’s on when at Falmouth Week?

Friday 9th August

Kicking off with Friday night entertainment is the Pink Wig Charity Night, with live music from acts such as Neon Love Chicken, Embrace Dance and Bubbles. This will take place in events square Falmouth.

Saturday 10th August

The morning starts of with a Marine Wildlife Road show in the events square marquee, then head over to The Moor to have a go on the Climbing Wall. If it’s the Marching Carnival you want to see this starts at 18:30 at Falmouth Rugby Club.

St Mawes Castle, a great place to watch Falmouth Week from

St Mawes Castle, a great place to watch Falmouth Week from

Sunday 11th August

This is the first day of racing in Falmouth Bay starting at 11:00, hosted by Helford River Sailing Club. For great viewing spots head to St Mawes Castle or Helford River. The event of the day has to be The Wurzels Hog Roast and Cider Night in events square starting from 19:30 till late.

Monday 12th August

Day two of yacht and dinghy racing this time hosted by Mylor Yacht Club Regatta, racing starts at 11:00 in Falmouth Bay and 13:00 for Carrick Roads.

Tuesday 13th August

Ever wondered how they make rope? Well head over to The National Maritime Museum where you can get hands on with traditional rope making. Whilst you’re at the Maritime Museum head up the tower to watch the daily racing over Falmouth Bay and Carrick Roads, racing start from 11:00.

Wednesday 14th August

Champagne Day at Falmouth Town Sailing Club. The Champagne Race dates back to 1955 where yachts race for up to 25 miles, all for a champagne prize! At around 18:15 – 18:30 the Red Arrows will be dropping in for an Aerobatic Display over Falmouth inner harbour.  If you’re a Queen fan, not to be missed is ‘A Night of Queen’ performed by the tribute band The Bohemians, they start playing at 19:30 at events square. Please note you will need tickets for this show.

Thursday 15th August

After champagne racing on Wednesday it’s back to normal fleet racing on Thursday hosted by Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. If you enjoy garden parties head over to Princess Pavilions in Falmouth where you can enjoy a Summer Garden Party from 14:00.

View of St Mawes Harbour

View of St Mawes Harbour

Friday 16th August

The penultimate days racing takes place at the normal time and hosted by St Mawes Sailing Club. If you ‘Love Your Planet’, join scientists from the University of Exeter who will be talking and show casing interactive displays about our oceans, climate, trees and wildlife.

Saturday 17th August

The final day of racing, this can be one of the most exhilarating days as racers battle to be number one and crowned champions. The final day is hosted by Flushing Sailing Club, for the best vantage point Trefusis Point offers the best views for watching, especially when the Falmouth Working Boats are finishing by the quay side.  If you’re not watching the racing you may like to head over to Falmouth Inner Harbour and watch the RNLI Dragon Boat Challenge.

Fancy going to Falmouth Week and looking for somewhere to stay? Luckily we have The Ship and Castle Hotel in St Mawes, its right in the heart of the village. If you have been to St Mawes or taken part in Falmouth Week before let us know by posting a comment below.

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