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Our Guide to Falmouth Classics 2024


A firm favourite in our diary and right on our doorstep, we’re delighted to welcome one of the largest classic regattas in the UK back to Falmouth. We can’t wait to see those sails filled with Cornish sea breeze! Uncover our guide to 2024’s Falmouth Classics regatta, and make the most of the vibrant event. Let’s not forget that once again it will be running alongside the popular International Sea Shanty Festival…


  • All races will start in The Carrick Roads, and each one lasts approximately two hours
  • The classic boats involved are from many parts of the country, the continent and the local area
  • Falmouth is recognised as having some of the best sailing waters in the world


There are two races today – one at 11.30am and one at 2pm. If you want to watch the larger boats racing in the bay, Cliff Road and Gyllyngvase beach are our top choices. Boats built as long ago as 1882 and lovingly restored will take their place alongside many more launched before the Second World War and other more modern versions of the classic designs.

The fun continues from 7pm until 11pm in The Working Boat, where we’ll be hosting sea shanty performances. A range of dirty fries loaded with delicious toppings from our marquee is sure to tempt you, or how about watching the action from the Water’s Edge terrace with a cocktail in hand?


The only race of the day starts at 11.30am. There are many viewing spots around the town, with our favourites being Pendennis Point, Trefusis Point and Castle Drive.

From 1pm until 11pm in The Working Boat, moor up and sink a few whilst watching our sea shanty performances. We’ll also be cooking up a range of irresistible loaded dirty fries, and don’t forget our impressive range of local beers, ales, wines and spirits.


We’ll be heading to Pendennis Castle to watch the magnificent Parade of Sail and Power, and recommend heading there early for a good spot. Or if you fancy venturing further afield, the coastal footpath around Place, St Anthony’s Lighthouse and St Mawes Castle are ideal locations to watch the action. Starting at 10.30am, The Parade of Sail and Power is a stunning spectacle of pilot cutters, working boats and other traditional craft under full sail.

Then how about an epic roast from the pub (served as usual with booking recommended), before the Parade of Small Boats at 1.30pm? This display concludes the regatta, with boats less than 20 foot cruising from the inner harbour.

From midday until 5.30pm in The Working Boat, we’ll once again be hosting sea shanty performances. The perfect way to finish a wonderful weekend!

To book a table in our pub, please call 01326 314283. To book a table in our restaurant, please call 01326 312440.

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