J Class organisers deserve high praise
Sailing yachts and yacht racing does not really float my boat but the old merchant ship man was extremely impressed with the J Class regatta.
What a magnificent spectacle those four leviathans of the yachting world, Velsheda, Lionheart, Rainbow and Ranger, made as they reached speeds of 15 knots in Falmouth Bay.
Steaming alongside and astern of these multi-million pound yachts as they sped through the water with gigantic sails billowing in the strong wind was a sight to behold. It was truly amazing.
The race organisers, the J Class Association and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, are to be more than warmly applauded for bringing this prestigious event to Falmouth.
The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club has for the second time in two months given the town an international Sailing event to be proud of in this Olympic year.
Port Pendennis marina was alive with a vast array of superb sailing yachts, super yachts and luxury motor yachts.
Apart from the sailing this sporting event had a major impact for the local economy with crews, visitors and guests enjoying what the town has to offer.
This week the Pendennis Cup starts. Organised by Pendennis Shipyard every two years this year the event promises to be more exciting than ever with a full shore-side programme to complement the four days of competitive racing.
Evening entertainment will also give owners, guests and crews a chance to experience the very best in Cornish cuisine and hospitality.