And now for something completely different… confirmation of our Regatta!

On the beach at last year’s regatta (2015)

We’ve completed the risk assessment, obtained permission from Falmouth Harbour Master, built a project plan, so we’re good to go!

Our Regatta will take place on Sunday 25th June, at ‘Flushing beach’ right at the end of Trefusis Road, home of our gig club. This year we have rubbish tides to deal with, so it won’t be the usual sprints between Kiln Quay and Flushing Sailing Quay. No this year, thanks to the imagination of our Chair, Dave Matthews, it will be a race celebrating the heritage of the Cornish Pilot Gig.

The ‘race mission’ will be to launch, with a pilot, and race to a waiting ship. The pilot will collect ‘orders’ and complete those, coming back to the beach to finish the race. Races will be timed, and of course there will be winners (and cups!). We’re encouraging crews to come in fancy dress, and take part in a ‘fun’ regatta after the serious business of the Falmouth Sprints the previous day.

As we will have more beach than water, the emphasis will also be on the beach activities. Of course there will be plenty of lovely FMPGC food – bacon butties from 10:00, a BBQ at lunch, and a constant supply of cake and hot drinks. A bar will also be available all day. We hope to have some beach games, and we’ve secured a big fat rope for a tug-o-war…

Entries are strictly by invitation only, so if any club reading this hasn’t received an invitation (sorry), write to us anyway, and we can always put you on our reserve list. Email: Fmpgcsec@gmail.com

Now, who has a line up to the weather gods?