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Falmouth to host six metre European sailing championships

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth to host six metre European sailing championships

10:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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.

Bad luck strikes again as collision forces Goodchild and Collier Wakefield to retire from Transat race

Falmouth Packet: Goodchild and Collier Wakefield onboard Concise8 Picture: Lloyd Images

10:48am Wednesday 13th November 2013

Sam Goodchild and co-skipper Ned Collier Wakefield have been forced to retire from this year's Transat Jacques Vabre race after their boat sustained irreparable damage during the night.

Black Dog finishes top in Helford to Penzance COGS race

Falmouth Packet: (l to r) Roger, Black Dog, RCYC; Alan, Laidback, PZSC; John, Tresillian, RCYC; Chris,Valkyrie, HRSC; and Geoff, Scorpion, FSC

7:31am Tuesday 23rd July 2013

The fifth race in the COGS offshore series took place on Saturday, with competitors sailing from Helford Sailing Club to Penzance.

Sea Fury display provides moving backdrop to Friday night sailing

Falmouth Packet: 'Nip and tuck' but Mcavity takes top spot in IRC class

7:28pm Monday 22nd July 2013

Bright sunshine coming from a clear blue sky made the Roads look very attractive, but from the road above the docks I could see that the brisk easterly was coming in gusts from quite different directions, writes Harold Martin

Falmouth Classics regatta all set to carve its own niche

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Classics regatta all set to carve its own niche

10:00am Friday 11th January 2013

A Falmouth regatta with a “relaxed” reputation is set to triple in size and move dates this year, as organisers aim to create a “high quality substantial stand-alone sailing event”.

Falmouth's sailor Sam Goodchild win Normandy Channel Race

Falmouth Packet: Ned Collier-Wakefiled (left) with Sam Goodchild as they celebrate their victory

5:26pm Thursday 13th September 2012

Falmouth sailor Sam Goodchild and his co-skipper, Ned Collier Wakefield were celebrating at the weekend having won the Normandy Channel Race 2012.

Ben Ainslie refuses to commit to Rio 2016 Olympics

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2:35pm Monday 6th August 2012

Ben Ainslie, has refused to commit to another Olympic campaign after securing his fourth straight gold medal.

Olympics: Ainslie's rival Jonas Hogh-Christensen happy with silver medal

Falmouth Packet: Jonas Hogh Christensen

10:38am Monday 6th August 2012

Jonas-Hogh Christensen said he was 'happy' with silver medal in the finn class after a close battle with Falmouth sailor Ben Ainslie at London 2012.

"No ultimatum from players," says Truro City captain Jake Ash

9:37am Monday 6th August 2012

Truro City captain Jake Ash has said the players are 'devastated' by the current situation at the club and stated that they have not issued an ultimatum.

Olympics: 'Hardest week of my life,' says gold medal winner Ben Ainslie

4:28pm Sunday 5th August 2012

Ben Ainslie has described the London 2012 Olympics as the hardest week of his life.

Olympics: Ben Ainslie becomes greatest sailor of all time with Gold at London 2012

2:48pm Sunday 5th August 2012

Falmouth's Ben Ainslie has become the greatest Olympic sailor of all time after winning his fourth gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

Ben Ainslie becomes the greatest Olympic sailor in history

Falmouth Packet: Ben Ainslie becomes the greatest Olympis sailor in history

2:42pm Sunday 5th August 2012

Ben Ainslie has won his fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal

Olympics: Ben Ainslie ready for classic Sunday showdown with Hogh Christensen

Falmouth Packet: Ben Ainslie

7:54pm Saturday 4th August 2012

Falmouth's Ben Ainslie will be looking to become the most successful Olympic sailor of all time on Sunday when he takes part in the medal race in the finn class at London 2012.

Olympics: Ben Ainslie closes in on Hogh Christensen going into the medal race

3:13pm Friday 3rd August 2012

It has been a good day's racing for Ben Ainslie in the finn class at London 2012 today as he closed in on Jonas Hogh Christensen heading into Sunday's medal race.

Olympics: Angry Ainslie warns rival Christensen to watch out

Falmouth Packet: Ben Ainslie

11:28am Friday 3rd August 2012

Falmouth sailor Ben Ainslie has warned gold medal rival Jonas Hogh Christenen to watch out in Friday's racing, after the Dane angered the British sailor for making him to an 'unfair' penalty turn.

Olympics: Ainslie's rival, Christensen, blames Polish competitor and bad waves for poor day

9:06am Friday 3rd August 2012

Ben Ainslie's rival for gold at London 2012, Jonas Hogh Christensen has blamed a Polish competitor and a couple of bad waves as he saw his lead cut from 10 points to three in yesterday's Finn Class racing.

Olympics: Two crucial victories for Falmouth's Ben Ainslie over Hogh Christensen in finn class

Falmouth Packet: Ben Ainslie

1:27pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

The gold medal is back on for Ben Ainslie after an excellent day's racing for the Brit in the finn class.

Olympics: Windy weather predicted as Ainslie aims to cut into Christensen's lead

10:57am Thursday 2nd August 2012

Ben Ainslie will be looking to cut into Dane Jonas Hogh Christensen's lead today (Thursday) when the finn sailing resumes at the London 2012 Olympics.

Penzance rower secures Britain's first London 2012 gold medals

Falmouth Packet: Helen Glover, left, and Heather Stanning won gold in the women's pair

12:00pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

Penzance rower Helen Glover, and her rowing partner Heather Stanning, have won Britain's first gold medals of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Olympics: Disappointing second day for Ben Ainslie at London 2012

5:17pm Monday 30th July 2012

It was a disappointing day for Ben Ainslie in today's finn races at the London 2012 Olympics.

Olympics: Ben Ainslie makes bright start in bid for fourth gold medal

6:13pm Sunday 29th July 2012

Ben Ainslie has made a bright start in his bid for a fourth Olympic gold by finishing in second place in the opening two finn races at London 2012.

Cornish sailors return from Cork regatta with silverware

Falmouth Packet: Insatiable

4:02pm Friday 20th July 2012

A sailing team, all from Cornwall have returned from one of the largest yacht regattas in Europe having been placed second in their class.

Big turnout for Helford River Sailing Club's two-day regatta

Falmouth Packet: The PY handicap class yacht medal winners

2:45pm Friday 20th July 2012

A TOTAL of 150 sailors aged between nine and 65 competed in a two-day regatta at Helford River Sailing Club (HRSC) last weekend

Eleven yachts compete in Mylor Yacht Club ladies' race

1:30pm Friday 20th July 2012

Eleven yachts turned out for the ladies’ race at Mylor Yacht Club, writes Chris Davis.

Sunbeams race in memory of Terence 'Bomber' Charles Holm

4:40pm Thursday 19th July 2012

Seven Sunbeams gathered on a bright and breezy St Swithin’s Day, Sunday, July 15, to sail a commemorative race for Terence Charles Holm, known to all as "Bomber”.

Good finish to Solitaire du Figaro for Falmouth sailor Sam Goodchild

9:23am Thursday 12th July 2012

The solo sailors had a tough tactical race in variable conditions and strong tides in the final leg of the 2012 Solitaire du Figaro.

Mariette crowned winner of the 2012 Pendennis Cup

Falmouth Packet: Mariette

9:23am Monday 9th July 2012

A win on the final day's racing saw Mariette crowned as the winner of botht the St Petroc's Traditional Class series and the 2012 Pendennis Cup.

Picture gallery: Race three Pendennis Cup 2012

4:47pm Friday 6th July 2012

A selection of picture from race three of the Pendennis Cup 2012

Mariquita takes victory on race three of the Pendennis Cup 2012

Falmouth Packet: Mariquita nearing the finish at Black Rock

4:44pm Friday 6th July 2012

After a delayed start to race three, on Friday, Mariquita took first place ahead of Mariette of 1915.

Brisk conditions for Mylor sailors

2:00pm Friday 6th July 2012

The second race of the Mylor Chandlery and Rigging series was held at Mylor YC on Friday in a brisk south-westerly wind and, until the very end at least, no rain. This was a welcome change from the dire weather so far, writes Chris Davis.

Unfurled leads Pendennis Cup after two days racing

11:32am Thursday 5th July 2012

Unfurled leads the Pendennis Cup after two days racing.

Evelyn records shock victory in Falmouth Working Boat World Championships

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10:36am Thursday 5th July 2012

The crew aboard Evelyn were celebrating after winning the Falmouth Working Boats World Championships held recently, writes Ron Medlyn.

Falmouth sailor 24th in Solitaire du Figaro race

9:18am Thursday 5th July 2012

The 442 mile second leg of the Solitaire du Figaro delivered mixed conditions for the 36 single-handed sailors racing from Gijon, Spain to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France. Gildas Morvan (Circle Vert) won the leg under a moonlit night sky after 60 hours, 28’ and 28”, his first leg win after competing in the race 16 times. Nick Cherry (Artemis 77) led the rookie fleet for 26 hours producing a nail-biting second-half that ultimately saw Corentin Horeau (Crédit Mutuel Espior) overhauling Cherry in the final stages as did Jullien Villon (Sexio Promotion).

Pendennis Cup race one report

Falmouth Packet: Racing from day one of the Pendennis Cup

9:11am Thursday 5th July 2012

After a closely fought battle in both classes the winners started to return to the Pendennis Point finish line just before 2pm.

Ranger snatches J Class Regatta on final day's racing

9:50am Monday 2nd July 2012

The last race of the Falmouth J Class Regatta took place in perfect sailing conditions on Saturday; approximately 22 knots of wind and sunshine.

Race four of J Class regatta cancelled

3:18pm Friday 29th June 2012

Race four of the Falmouth 2012 J Class regatta was cancelled this afternoon due to a steady wind of over 25 knots off Pendennis Point.

Velsheda wins third day's racing in Falmouth 2012's J Class Regatta

3:48pm Thursday 28th June 2012

Velsheda won the third day's racing in the Falmouth 2012 J Class Regatta.

One win each for Velsheda and Ranger in J Class racing

10:16am Thursday 28th June 2012

It is Ranger and Velsheda who are battling it out at the top of the leaderboard in the J Class Regatta, Falmouth 2012.

Final fleet for Pendennis Cup confirmed at 13 yachts

9:13am Friday 22nd June 2012

With just over a week to go the 2012 Pendennis Cup looks set to be the most exciting yet.

This year's Pendennis Cup shaping up to be best yet

9:05am Thursday 14th June 2012

With less than a month to go the third Pendennis Cup, July 2 to 7, is shaping up to be the best yet.

This summer's Pendennis Cup shaping up to be best yet

Falmouth Packet: Mariette in action at the last Pendennis Cup

10:33am Thursday 7th June 2012

With less than a month to go the third Pendennis Cup (2nd – 7th July) is shaping up to be the best yet.

Penryn College student qualifies for British European's Optimist Sailing Team

Falmouth Packet: Benno Marstaller in action

11:00am Thursday 31st May 2012

Penryn College student Benno Marstaller, aged 12 from Mylor Bridge, has qualified for the Britsh European’s Optimist Sailing Team.

Falmouth sailor Sam Goodchild finishes 12th in Tans-Atlantic race

Falmouth Packet: Sam Goodchild (left) and Nick Cherry

3:00pm Wednesday 16th May 2012

Former King Charles Primary School pupil Sam Goodchild recorded an excellent result in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale race, which finished on Monday.

Ben Ainslie dominates day three of the Finn Gold Cup

Falmouth Packet: Ben Ainslie leads from the front

10:10am Wednesday 16th May 2012

If any proof is needed that Ben Ainslie (GBR) is at the top of his game, then day three of the JP Morgan Asset Management Finn Gold Cup was proof indeed.

Video: Finn Gold Cup day two highlights

9:03am Tuesday 15th May 2012

Watch video highlights of day's two racing in the JP Morgan Asset Management Finn Gold Cup when Ben Ainslie took over at the top of the leaderboard.

Ben Ainslie leads JP Morgan Finn Gold Cup after day two

7:10pm Monday 14th May 2012

It was a great day for the British sailors on the second day for the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Finn Gold Cup in Falmouth. Ben Ainslie (GBR) won the opening race to take the overall lead while Ed Wright (GBR) dropped to second and Andrew Mills (GBR) had another good day to move up to third. The second race of the day was won by Chris Cook (CAN).

Finn Festival latest: Postama wins the day two, but Scott still leads

3:05pm Monday 7th May 2012

Despite race wins for Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) and Jonathan Lobert (FRA) on day two of the JP Morgan Asset Management Open UK Finn Nationals, Giles Scott (GBR) still leads the fleet into the final day by four points from Postma. Ben Ainslie (GBR) sits in third place, on equal points with Postma.

Scott ahead of Ainslie after first two races of Open UK Finn Nationals

1:24pm Sunday 6th May 2012

After the first two races at the JP Morgan Asset Management Open UK Finn Nationals, the warm up regatta to next week's Finn Gold Cup, current world champion Giles Scott has got off to a good start with a small margin over main rival Ben Ainslie.

JP Morgan Finn Fesistival to get underway in Falmouth

10:07am Friday 4th May 2012

The long wait is almost over. Three years of planning for one of the most important Finn sailing events ever held in the UK is about to become reality in Falmouth, UK. The JP Morgan Asset Management Finn Festival combines the Open UK National Championships from 5-7 May and the Finn Gold Cup, the class world championship, from May 13-18.

Ben Ainslie looking to avoid hype in lead up to Olympics

Falmouth Packet: Ben Ainslie in action

2:50pm Wednesday 18th April 2012

WITH a historic fourth gold medal beckoning this summer – and a controversy-laden last few months - Ben Ainslie’s stated aim of slipping under the London 2012 Olympic radar appears misguided.



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