Falmouth Harbour pulled out all the stops when the organisers of the Richard Mille Cup Race asked if the harbour could accommodate the three masted schooners Atlantic and Adix.

Luckily the large vessel mooring system in the inner harbour off Trefusis is just outside the five-metre depth contour and can easily accommodate these fine yachts.

Both yachts are around 68 metres long with a 5m draft and spars overhanging each end, making moorings options limited.

Tom Redgrave, Falmouth Harbour’s Marine Manager said: "The system is currently set up with 60-65 metre gaps between the five moorings that sit on the trot.

"Using local marine contractor contractor Seawide Services we temporarily removed the Packet and Jubilee mooring buoys, lowering the chain to the seabed to make a large enough gap to fit both vessels at all states of the tide. When Adix and Atlantic depart the mooring chains will be recovered by grapnel and reinstated."

The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club hosted the inaugural regatta, starting last Sunday with three days of coastal racing in the bay organised by the club.

Falmouth Harbour re-visited the port’s maritime history some years ago for the names of the new mooring buoys.

The western most buoy is called Cutty Sark as this is the area where the famous clipper was moored up in the late 1920s.

The Jubilee buoy has been named because HMS Cornwall used this mooring and the Frigate buoy as a fore and aft mooring during the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.

The Caldy and Frigate buoys remain the same. Caldy takes its name after HMS Caldy a Royal Navy diving vessel that moored on the buoy post war when she worked on wrecks in the bay.

The Frigate buoy derives its name from the time when RN frigates frequently moored between the buoys in the 1950s.

Between the Frigate and Caldy is a new buoy called Packet after the town’s unique history with the Packet service between 1688 and 1850.