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Fowey Royal Sailing Regatta early bird discount

by Cathy Baillie 28 Jun 08:09 BST 14-19 August 2022
Fowey Royal Sailing Regatta © Royal Fowey Yacht Club

Fowey has had a busy racing season so far, having hosted two very successful championship events, the International 14s championships and Prince of Wales Cup and the Ballad 50th anniversary and championships.

The next big event is the annual Fowey Royal Sailing Regatta, with a great mix of sailing during the week long event taking place in 2022 from August 14 - 19 in the stunning waters around St. Austell Bay and the river Fowey. Fowey Royal Sailing Regatta is the highlight of the sailing year in Fowey. Activities afloat will be complimented by lots of events and entertainment ashore in the scenic historic port town of Fowey, Cornwall. The entry fee will increase slightly from 1 July so enter before the end of June for the lower price: www.foweysailing.org/regatta/regatta-2022-entry

The Falmouth Working Boats will get the regatta started in spectacular style, arriving in Fowey on Monday 15 August. With their massive sail areas and brightly coloured topsails they are a stunning sight for spectators when finishing their daily races inside Fowey harbour in front of the Royal Fowey Yacht Club. They leave the harbour and head back to Falmouth on Friday 19 August.

For cruisers, the week starts with the traditional handicap coastal passage race to Flushing and an overnight stay before racing back to Fowey on the Monday. There are then three days of back to back races in St Austell Bay with a final race on Friday.

The Fowey River dinghies are always a popular sight in Fowey Harbour, each boat with its own distinctive colourful set of sails, and over thirty will take part in regatta this year. Also racing will be the Troy class keelboats, a local 'one-design' class of Fowey, first conceived in 1929. The Troy fleet will be out in force for the regatta, including T12 Barbara who was re-launched in 2021 following a total rebuild by Marcus Lewis, of a boat that was recovered as a wreck from the Outer Hebrides, winning him 'Best Restored Sailing Vessel under 40ft' in the Classic Boat Awards 2022.

The dinghies will start their morning races outside the harbour and complete courses in the bay directly outside Fowey harbour entrance. In the afternoon they start and finish from a committee boat positioned inside the harbour, racing on Tuesday to Friday.

The junior sailors also have their own race day on Monday 15 August and there is competition for juniors in all classes through the week as part of the regatta itself.

After racing each day sailors can gather at either Royal Fowey Yacht Club or Fowey Gallants Sailing Club for a relaxing drink, great food and prize-giving for that days races. There is also plenty of onshore entertainment, accommodation, pubs, restaurants and spectacular scenery for visiting sailors and spectators to enjoy in the delightful historic port of Fowey.

Entry is free for under 25 helms.

The Notice of Race is available and Sailing Instructions will follow nearer the event. Early bird discount entry closes after 30th June!

Download the regatta programme or for more information please contact

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