The British International Six-Metre Association is to receive a £1,000 grant from Falmouth Town Council towards the cost of staging the European Championships in the port this July.

The event has only been held in Britain twice before and is expected to attract 35 boats with 175 crew and up to 50 officials, support crews and partners, giving a welcome boost to Falmouth’s economy.

The championships will be hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.