About The Event
Falmouth Classics is a three day rally of classic sailing craft and other traditional vessels, including pilot gigs and motor boats.
After three days of racing and parades, the Falmouth Classics 2016 event – sponsored by Tilley Endurables – was a great success. We had 177 participating boats from all around the South West and elsewhere in the UK, France and the Netherlands. Falmouth Haven was crammed full of luggers, pilot cutters, gaff cutters of varying sizes and Bermudan rigged classic craft. The view of all the beautifully restored and maintained classic boats on the water during the main Parade of Sail and Power was a definite highlight of the weekend.
Varied weather made for exciting sailing conditions throughout the racing. Despite a damp and misty morning on Sunday, the main Parade of Sail and Power, led by the Falmouth all weather and inshore lifeboats and headed by the beautiful 1938 8-metre yacht Pinuccia was simply stunning. A Parade of Small Boats under 20′ was a new introduction and took place on Sunday afternoon. Twenty-four boats from gigs and small rowing skiffs to small powerboats participated.
Next year’s Falmouth Classics will be from 16th – 18th June 2017 and we hope it will be as successful as the 2016 event.