Vessels from far and wide have made the journey south to take part in the Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management’s Falmouth Classics.

The event is taking place from Friday, June 17 until Sunday, June 19.

Here is our gallery from the water taken on Friday afternoon, as the town bathed in glorious sunshine while it also celebrated the return of the International Sea Shanty Festival after a three year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Falmouth Packet: Pictures from the Classics in Falmouth on FridayPictures from the Classics in Falmouth on Friday

The weekend event will see many of the boats racing on the Carrick Roads on Friday and Saturday, and there is an opportunity to get a closer view of the vessels between 4 and 6pm on Saturday afternoon. 70 boats will be moored on the pontoon, with 50 people allowed in the premises per time to view them.

Although entry is free there will be a collection for the Falmouth RNLI and Coast Medic. The pontoon is located at the bottom of Quay Street at Falmouth Haven.

Schedule for Saturday afternoon and Sunday:

Saturday, June 18

4pm – 6pm: Public on the Haven Pontoon to view boats

4.30pm – 6pm: Rowing and sculling competition Royal Cornwall Yacht Club

Sunday 19:

10:30am – 12 noon: Parade of Sail and Power – Carrick Roads

1.30pm - 2.30pm: Small Boat Parade – Inner Harbour