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SAILING: Rufus defeats good pal to regional title on water

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A YOUNG sailor based at Restronguet beat 77 of his counterparts from the region to take home the RYA South West Zone Championship title.

SAILING: COGS 2014 finishes despite light breezes

Falmouth Packet:

6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MYLOR Yacht Club hosted the final leg of the COGS Offshore Racing series on Saturday, writes Geoff Davies.

SAILING: Final Flushing and Royal Cornwall pursuit takes place after postponement

Falmouth Packet: SAILING: Large boats heading to Falmouth for regatta

8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

POOR wind levels and visibility meant the last pursuit race between Flushing Sailing and Royal Cornwall Yacht Club had to be rescheduled from last Friday to Wednesday evening.

SAILING: Exciting finishes at Flushing and Royal Cornwall pursuit race

Falmouth Packet: We are sailing – boats taking part in the Nore Race, from Southend Pier to the Kent coast and back

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A HAZY blue mist lay over the flat water as a good force three easterly gave adequate power for a long beat over to the St Mawes shore for the Flushing and Royal Cornwall Sailing Clubs combined pursuit race on Tuesday.

Mylor team hope for big win at UK's largest sailing race

Falmouth Packet: Mylor team hope for big win at UK's largest sailing race

3:00pm Sunday 8th June 2014

A team of Mylor-based sailors will be heading to the Isle of Wight in July with hopes of winning the UK’s largest boat race.

Pendennis Cup 2014 finishes in spectacular style: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Pendennis Cup 2014 finishes in spectacular style: PICTURES

7:20am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

The Pendennis Cup 2014 finished in spectacular style with close quarters racing, a dramatic Red Arrows display over the fleet watched by thousands of spectators, followed by an incredible awards ceremony at Princess Pavilions, Falmouth. Velacarina was presented with the Pendennis Cup and Cerinthe with the Little Dennis Cup.

Near perfect conditions for day two of Pendennis Cup: PICTURES + RACE REPORT

Falmouth Packet: Near perfect conditions for day two of Pendennis Cup: PICTURES + RACE REPORT

1:30pm Friday 30th May 2014

Near perfect conditions greeted sailors on day two of the Pendennis Cup. FULL RACE REPORT

Excellent showing at Mylor Yacht Club: SAILING

11:00am Friday 30th May 2014

PENROSE SAILMAKERS SERIES Wind shifts are the bane of a race officer's life. All that effort trying to get the start line at 90° to the wind direction in order to give racing boats a fair start, then, just at the critical moment, the wind changes direction and his work is wrecked.

Entrants sought for eighth annual Savills Regatta at Mylor

Falmouth Packet: Entrants sought for eighth annual Savills Regatta at Mylor

3:40pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

Mylor Yacht Club is looking for entrants for the eighth annual Savills Regatta on Monday, June 9.

COGS racing gets underway

Falmouth Packet: COGS racing gets underway

3:39pm Friday 25th April 2014

The first COGS race of 2014 took place on Saturday, with a race from Falmouth to Fowey.

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.


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