IT has been announced the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club will host the J Class Falmouth Regatta next June.

Organisers have announced the first three yachts which will be taking part in the series of races taking place between June 22 and 27.

The boats confirmed so far are Lionheart, Ranger and Velsheda.

Robin Taylor from the RCYC organising team said: “To see the return of the J Class is a great honour for the Club. "With a history of hosting Big Boat Classes since 1924, we are delighted the magnificent J Class yachts will once again grace the waters of Cornwall.

Fellow organising team member Peter Visick added: "Our Members will help provide total support for the event and all eyes will turn towards Falmouth in June of next year.”