Falmouth Classics presses ahead
Falmouth Harbour is celebrating its 150th anniversary by supporting Falmouth Classics 2021 as headline sponsor. The event is due to take place from 11 -13 June, covid-19 permitting.
Around 200 vessels take part in the three-day event which enables owners to sail, race and showcase vessels which were designed and/or built on or before 1971. This year it’ll form the backdrop to the G7 media camp.
“In this important year of celebration for the harbour, and through our marina Falmouth Haven, we are excited to announce our support, to the largest heritage and classics sailing event in the UK,” says Falmouth Harbour’s CEO, Miles Carden.
“We are really excited to increase our support to the event in 2021 in the harbour’s milestone year. Falmouth Classics is now an important part of the harbour’s culture and will bring a much needed economic boost to the town in 2021. The Falmouth Harbour team look forward to working closely with the classics team to ensure a great event, which will provide an incredible backdrop as we welcome the world’s press to Falmouth as a part of the G7 conference.”
Harbour Falmouth Classics Association is planning a parade of sail and power on 13th June. A Royal Naval vessel is expected to lead the parade from Trefusis Point off Falmouth Docks, towards Black Rock, followed by a flotilla of harbour vessels, led by one of the Falmouth Harbour pilot boats. Behind the modern port craft , a fleet of sailing pilot cutters and other vessels relevant to the port’s past will follow.
Falmouth Harbour is a trust port formed by an act of Parliament, as the statutory port authority. Covering 16 square miles, including large parts of Falmouth Bay, it’s a not-for-profit organisation.
The G7 (or group of seven) is an organisation made up of the world’s seven largest so-called advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.