A boat crewed by three generations of a family were winners in this year's Champagne Race in Falmouth. 

Traditionally held at the mid-point during Falmouth Sailing Week, this year the race started the shortened 2020 regatta on Wednesday.

The Champagne Race, sponsored by Ancasta International Boat Sales, is a standalone event and sailed on a long regatta course that has to be completed in five and a half hours out in Falmouth bay.

The boats were divided into four classes were quite a spectacle as they crossed the start line set just south of Pendennis Point.

The event was dominated by light and variable winds which was particularly challenging for the 43 boats to enter.

Only 18 competitors completed the course in the time.

The winner of U class was Encore, helmed by David Cunliffe and crewed by his family, son Tim and his grandchildren Oliver and Millie. Millie had herself just won Junior Sailing Week at St Mawes Sailing Club in her dinghy.

Falmouth Packet:

The three generations. Picture: Jane Wright

They really entered the spirit of how Falmouth Sailing Week was organised and adhered to the same household (plus support bubble) crew guidelines that had been requested of all entrants.

The winners of the Ancasta Champagne Race were Jane Goddard and Alan Guest, Poppincoota in R class; Neil Chamberlain in Tai Mo Shan in Q fleet and Johnny Walker in Juno in E class.

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The racing in the Carrick Roads also race for champagne prizes and sail one long regatta course.

Again light winds hampered everyone’s performance with just 13 finishers out of 49 entrants.

Winners in the Carrick fleet were:

Sunbeams: Phil Badger in Wendy; Piper/Rustler 24: Glen Torphy in Timapani; Ajax 23: Mike Grice in Polyphemus;

Handicap Day Boats: Mike Conlin in Wild Goose; Nordic folkboats: Peter Knight in Serena; Falmouth Gaffers: David Carne in Tomtit; Shrimper 19: Miles Pinchin in Sterren Vor