Falmouth Sailing Week going ahead in August

Falmouth Sailing Week will go ahead this year, according to the Port of Falmouth Sailing Association (PoFSA) , on 12-15 August.

The shoreside aspects of Falmouth Week remain cancelled.

“It was difficult at times as we felt we were looking through an out of focus pair of binoculars,” Neil Andrew, race management officer, told the Falmouth Packet.

“When the Falmouth Town Falmouth Week organising committee decided it was no longer possible to hold any shoreside or music events it looked as though PoFSA were going to have to put away our flags and starting guns as well.”

Competitors from last year were contacted to gauge interest in holding a regatta that could be organised within government legislation and it was the responses returned that meant it was a viable proposition. Entry details are online.

The slimmed-down Falmouth Sailing Week will now take place over four days.

There will be two racing fleets in the Carrick Roads and out in Falmouth Bay with the start lines close to Pendennis Point.

The organisers say it will be run in a “conservative and considerate” way to minimise any risk, using the Royal Yachting Association’s guidelines.

There will not be any prizegiving teas or entertainment and receptions this year, but there will be a time after the regatta when winners will be invited to receive their prizes and keen fought for trophies in a socially distanced environment.

Wednesday, August 12, will be the Ancasta Champagne Day and the Thursday to Saturday will comprise a three-day series of six races for all classes sailed as regatta courses.

Jane Wright, the PoFSA sponsorship and publicity coordinator, says that all the partner sponsors are keen to continue their support and that the Ancasta Champagne Cup, the Hine Downing Bay Fleet and the Mylor Yacht Harbour Carrick Fleet were “providing excellent platforms for the racing community to challenge their skills”.

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