4-13 AUG 2017. Falmouth Week has grown into one of the most prominent sailing regattas in the South West, with yachts from many classes racing over eight days along with a lively programme of shoreside events.
Six days of match racing for keelboats, traditional craft and dinghies in the waters off Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads and the harbour. Wednesday is Champagne Day, a race for the big yachts with a 25 mile coastal course finishing in the inner harbour, whilst smaller boats race in the Carrick Roads.
On the shore there are activities to keep everyone entertained from the fantastic Red Arrows display (TBC) and themed party nights to samba bands and Action Sports Tour Bike Show on Church St Car Park. In Events Square there are daytime events such as Science In The Square by the University of Exeter, while in the evening you’ll find a great line up of music acts. You’ll discover a big wheel on Prince of Wales Pier while superb markets and family entertainment will be going on all week on The Moor. Watch dragon boat racing close at hand while activities for the kids are laid on at the Maritime Museum, Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth Art Gallery and Pendennis Castle.
The best vantage points to view the sailing are: Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, St Anthony Head, Castle Drive and Pendennis Point, Trefusis Point and Flushing. To view the dinghy racing, walk along from Mylor Yacht Harbour towards Restronguet Sailing Club.
See www.falmouthweek.co.uk for full programme and ticketing details.