Teamac to sponsor Falmouth Classics 2022 Saturday race
Teamac, producer of marine paints and coatings, will be sponsoring the Saturday race in the Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management’s 2022 Falmouth Classics, taking place on 18 June 2022. The race will be known as the Teamac Race.
Over a hundred boats are expected to participate and the fleet will include luggers, pilot cutters, Falmouth Working Boats, and gaff and Bermudan-rigged cruisers and dayboats. At least a third are likely to have been built before 1950, with the oldest dating from 1881.
Geoff Mackrill, managing director Teal and Mackrill (shortened to Teamac), says: “Teal and Mackrill, based in Hull, is a family business which was established in 1908. We are very proud to be sponsoring the Falmouth Classics Saturday Race where all of the vessels will be using marine paints, varnishes and antifouls to keep them in tip top condition.”
Most classes, including the Falmouth Working Boats will sail in the Carrick Roads, but the larger craft, including the pilot cutters, are expected to sail a course that will take them out in into Falmouth Bay. The winner of each class will, in addition to the day prizes of ceramic mugs, win a £100 voucher for varnish, antifoul or marine paint.
Falmouth Working Boats will also have the opportunity to win a £500 voucher towards spars presented by Noble Masts of Bristol.
Falmouth Classic’s vice chairman Don Garman says: “Teamac has been a loyal supporter of the classic for several years, both as a partner sponsor and advertiser. We very much value their continued support and are delighted to welcome them this year as a sponsor of the Saturday race, the Teamac Race. We are also grateful to Noble Masts for their generous support.”
Falmouth Classics, now in its 35th year, will take place from 17th -19th June with vessels arriving on the 16th. The event will include racing on Friday and Saturday, public access to the pontoons, a rowing and sculling competition at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, and two parades on Sunday.