Pendennis Shipyard has recently announced that their classic regatta for large yachts now has 5 confirmed entries. Sailing yachts Mariquita, Mariette, Altair, Lutine and Mascotte have all signed up for the event and will be sailing out in the bay during Falmouth Week from the 11th-16th August.
The team organising the event have been promoting Falmouth and Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week heavily to the large yachts that will be in British waters for both the Fife regatta and the Classic Yacht regatta in the Solent. They are expecting more entries shortly, and we could see the yachts participating in the event rise to 12!
The Port of Falmouth Sailing Association (POFSA) organisers of Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is hopeful that the lure of the large yachts being in port will attract more competitors on to the water in all of the fleets and will add to the whole atmosphere of the week.
Mark Osborne, Chairman of POFSA said “The attendance of these large classic Yachts at this year’s event has certainly caused a stir. We have received several requests from new competitors to Falmouth Week about coming to participate. We are confident of putting on a good show for everyone.”
The event has attracted several high profile event partners from the local business community and the Superyacht World including Burgess Yachts, Cornish Cruising, Raymarine, the E-Tech Group, Henri Lloyd, Hill Dickinson, Lewmar, Port of Falmouth Sailing Association, Port Pendennis, Tim Haynes Ltd and Yachting World.
Toby Allies, Head of Sales and Marketing at Pendennis commented “I am pleased with the support we have received from local and international businesses to organise this exciting event. It will be a spectacular sight for Falmouth and provide an ideal backdrop to the 20th anniversary celebrations for Pendennis.”