The Richard Mille Cup

The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Greenbank, Falmouth TR11 2SP
+44 (0)141 501 0481
Event Dates: 2nd Jun 2024 - 5th Jun 2024
The Richard Mille Cup
The Richard Mille Cup
The Richard Mille Cup

2ND - 5TH JUNE. The Richard Mille Cup is coming back to Falmouth Harbour in 2024.

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Falmouth, Cornwall, will again provide the showcase start for one of the world’s most prestigious classic yacht regattas this summer after the historic Harbour so impressed luxury Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille with its organisation and unique setting for the brand’s inaugural Classic Cup event last year.

The Richard Mille Cup will gather a fleet of around fifteen beautifully restored classic superyachts in a contemporary take on the regatta circuits of pre-war years, beginning with three days of racing hosted by Falmouth Harbour and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club from June 2 and ending in Le Havre, France, on June 15.

The event will bring around 500 competitors and their guests to Falmouth as well as hundreds of spectators, crowds of whom last year took to the water or lined the coast around Falmouth Harbour and Bay, St Mawes and St Anthony Headland to watch the majestic vessels’ fierce competition.

Falmouth Harbour will showcase the first events of the two-week competition featuring schooners and cutters joining from around the world, some of which are well over a century old.  From Falmouth the fleets will race to Dartmouth in Devon, then Cowes, Isle of Wight and on to a spectacular finish at Le Havre, France.

Some of the yachts, including last year’s overall winner the 42m twin-masted schooner Mariette and the 65m three-master Adix, have been restored or refitted on many occasions over the years by Falmouth’s own superyacht specialists Pendennis Shipyard – in between their voyaging and competing across the world.

The Richard Mille contenders are invited owners and charterers of yachts built before 1939 or faithful replicas of such yachts, with vessels competing in the Schooner and Cutter categories.  The event includes racing and social events organised by the Royal Cornwall and the Royal Dart Yachts Clubs and the Royal Yacht Squadron, before the final race of the Société des Régates du Havre in France

The second Richard Mille Cup will take place from June 2 to June 15 2024 with further details of the events, races and competing vessels announced in due course. For more information visit www.richardmillecup.com

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The Richard Mille Cup

The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Greenbank, Falmouth TR11 2SP
+44 (0)141 501 0481
Event Dates: 2nd Jun 2024 - 5th Jun 2024