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Falmouth Week 2015
Friday 7th - Sunday 16th August.
View the Falmouth Week 2014 programme here or click the image to the left to give an idea of what to look forward to in 2015.
A big thank you to all the sponsors, partners and volunteers without whom Falmouth Week would not be the success it is. We will be adding more videos to the FWvideos page over the coming weeks so check back to see highlights of 2014.
Video highlights of the Working Boat fleet sailing in Falmouth Week filmed by the www.breeze-studio.co.uk
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 which starts on the first Sunday.
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 6 local sailing clubs. The regatta commences at the Helford River SC on Sunday and finishes at Flushing SC on the following Saturday. After the days prize giving at Flushing a ferry, very kindly sponsored by Cornwall Ferries Ltd will take competitors from Flushing SC to the Event Square for the main prize giving.
Wednesday is Champagne Day sponsored by Wine in Cornwall, with the Champagne Race for the Bay Fleet a long coastal course, whilst smaller boats race in the Carrick Roads. All class winners receive a champagne prize..
Results from the sailing during the week in 2014 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 2015 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.
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 7th and continues right through till Sunday the 16th of August.