Falmouth Week brings over 450 yachts into the harbour

August 10th, 2015

The 7th August marks the beginning of Falmouth week, the largest sailing regatta in the South West., hosting 6 days of racing keel boats, traditional crafts and dinghies in Falmouth Harbour.

Throughout this event Falmouth Harbour will be host to over 450 yachts, competing in lively events over the course of 8 days.

Falmouth Harbour is the third deepest in the world and the deepest in Western Europe. It is famous for being the starting or finishing point for several famous water journeys, such as those of Sir Chichester Francis and Dame Ellen MacArthur.

For visitors there are many events worth visiting, whether by land or sea, such as a marching carnival, firework show and samba band. This event is suitable for all the family, with free rock pooling sessions for the children and craft markets on The Moor. The entertainment also includes music events, street theatre and dance, promising to be a variety of diverse performances. A guided history walk of Falmouth is also available so you can explore and learn in the beautiful countryside.

This event is only around 30 minutes away from our cottages based in south west Cornwall, so why not book one of our Cornish Cottage holidays and take a visit during Falmouth Week?

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