The Port of Falmouth Sailing Association has once again organised this week-long, prestigious regatta that has it’s origins in the latter half of the 19th Century. Seven days of racing are scheduled from Sunday, August 7.

It will start with a skippers’ briefing and competitors reception at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club on the evening before the first day of racing will be hosted by Helford River Sailing Club on the Sunday (with the Carrick Fleet competitors heading to the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club for their prizes and teas)

Monday sees Mylor Yacht Club host, followed by Restronguet Sailing Club on the Tuesday. Wednesday, August 10 provides competitors with a standalone long distance race. For the Bay Fleet, the Ancasta Champagne Race is well established and for the second year running the Carrick Fleet will battle for places in the Mainbrace Rum Race.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s format is for a three-day series for several classes but will be hosted on Thursday by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and on Friday by St Mawes Sailing Club finishing up at Flushing Sailing Club for regatta teas and overall prizegiving on the Saturday.


1. Jane Wright (Prize giving at the RCYC, FSW 21)

1. Jane Wright (Prize giving at the RCYC, FSW 21)


This year Hine Downing Solicitors sponsor the Falmouth Working Boat series, Mylor Yacht Harbour sponsor the Sunbeam series and new for 2022 is Falmouth Black Rock Gin who will be sponsoring and donating prizes to the Shrimper 19 class.

Jane Wright spokesperson for PoFSA, says: “Without the support of local businesses regattas like this would be impossible to organise, we are indebted and thankful for their involvement. It’s a wonderful way for the community to work together.”

Falmouth Sailing Week is an open regatta, so no matter if you are a relative novice to the racing scene or have a high performance IRC rated yacht there will be a class for everyone.

Divided into two fleets: The Bay Fleet and Carrick Fleet there will be seven classes for the Bay Fleet and nine classes for the Carrick Fleet This year we will be offering five class options for the dinghy sailors. The final allocation of classes will be announced on August 5.


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The online entry forms, sponsored by The Flip Flop Shop go live this Saturday, April 2. There will be early bird incentives to save £50 if registering before July 15.

To discover more, head over to the website. www.falmouthweek/ here you will also find the shoreside events organised by Falmouth Town Council and South West Bars and Events.

The Falmouth Sailing Week Race Office is contactable via email or phone 07555 574308.