A marine paint and coatings producer has announced it will be sponsoring the Saturday race of a popular Falmouth sailing event.

Teamac, the brand name of one of the leading British producers of marine paints and coatings, will be sponsoring the Saturday race in the Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management’s 2022 Falmouth Classics.

The Saturday race to be held on the June 18 is to be known as the Teamac Race.

Geoff Mackrill said: "Teal and Mackrill Ltd, based in Hull, is a family business which was established in 1908.

"We are very proud to be sponsoring the Falmouth Classics Saturday Race where all of the vessels will be using marine paints, varnishes and anti-fouls to keep them in tip top condition."

The first of thirteen classes will start at 11.30 in the Carrick Roads.

It is expected that over a hundred boats will participate.

The fleet will include luggers, pilot cutters, Falmouth Working Boats (with their distinctive topsails) and gaff and Bermudan rigged cruisers and day-boats.

At least a third are likely to have been built before 1950, with the oldest dating from 1881.

Most classes, including the Falmouth Working Boats will sail in the Carrick Roads, but the larger craft, including the pilot cutters, are expected to sail a course that will take them out in into Falmouth Bay.

Falmouth Packet: The Saturday race to be held on the 18th June is to be known as the Teamac Race. Picture: R Hollingsworth.The Saturday race to be held on the 18th June is to be known as the Teamac Race. Picture: R Hollingsworth.


The winner of each class will, in addition to the day prizes of ceramic mugs, win a £100 voucher for varnish, antifoul or marine paint.

Day prizes for Friday and Saturday will be presented at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club from 6:30pm by Lieutenant W.A. De La Mare R.N, commanding officer of HMS Puncher (P291) and a representative of Teamac.

Falmouth Working Boats will also have the opportunity to win a £500 voucher towards spars presented by Noble Masts of Bristol.

Falmouth Classic’s Vice Chairman, Don Garman, said: "Teamac has been a loyal supporter of the Classic for several years, both as a partner sponsor and advertiser.

"We very much value their continued support and are delighted to welcome them this year as a sponsor of the Saturday race, the Teamac Race.

"We are also grateful to Noble Masts for their generous support."

Falmouth Classics now in its 35th year will take place from June 17-19 with vessels arriving on the June 16.

The event will include racing on Friday and Saturday, public access to the pontoons on Saturday, a rowing and sculling competition at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club from 4:30pm on Saturday, two parades on Sunday and from June 17-19 a Maritime Village on Custom House Quay.

The Classics takes place at the same time as the Falmouth International Shanty Festival with its 71 groups.