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REGATTA 2016 14th to 20th August
The Fowey Royal Regatta is regarded by many as one of the best local regattas in the country and is usually held over the third full week of August. It is very much a family regatta, being part of the Fowey Carnival week, with events occurring daily on the Town Quay, carnival processions, the Red Arrows, gig racing, two firework displays and other entertaining events and activities including the hotly contested children's crab catching competition.
Regatta 2016: 14 - 20 August.
The sailing regatta will follow its usual form with yacht passage races to and from Falmouth on 14th and 15th August, then for the yachts round the buoys every morning on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday will see two shorter races back to back around buoys in St Austell Bay. Friday (Sponsors Day) completes the yacht racing with a longer race for the "Tribute" trophy and the Lloyds Bank Cup. For the dinghies and keelboat classes there will be two races a day on Tuesday to Friday and the traditional Falmouth Working Boats in-harbour race on Thursday afternoon prior to the Red Arrows display. Children's races take place on Saturday morning prior to the gig racing in the afternoon.
Concessionary mooring fees are available for yachts – details will be on the Entry Form. Dinghy competitors requiring a trailer space are requested to contact the Fowey Harbour Commissioners direct as there is restricted space at Caffa Mill (landing slip), Penmarlam (Mixtow) and the Old Station car park, near Caffa Mill. Dinghy competitors new to Fowey are strongly recommended to arrive early to secure a space and review the arrangements for launching.
The joint organising authorities for Sailing during Fowey Royal Regatta Week are Royal Fowey Yacht Club (RFYC) and Fowey Gallants Sailing Club (FGSC) working together as the Port of Fowey Race Organising Committee (POFROC).
Administration of the Regatta is from the RFYC Clubhouse.