The 2021 International G7 Summit will see world leaders visit Cornwall from 11th -13th of June – the accommodation for the summit being the Carbis Bay Hotel, near the quaint fishing town of St Ives. While leaders from the G7 countries discuss vital matters such as climate change, the pandemic, and economic recovery, the nearby town of Falmouth will accommodate the world’s media using the National Maritime Museum as a base. And, by happy coincidence, the G7 press will be in Falmouth this year at the same time as the famous Falmouth Classics Regatta!
The Falmouth Classics makes a return to our sailing calendar in 2021 with a scaled-down version of the event, but still promises plenty of exciting races. Falmouth is recognised as having some of the best sailing waters in the world, with many vantage points to view the events which take place in the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. Falmouth town and its resident sailing clubs have held many major events, such as the “J” Class Regatta, the Finn Gold Cup, the Pendennis Cup, the start of the Golden Globe event in 2018, and the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta – which makes a return to Falmouth Bay in August 2021.
The Falmouth Classics Regatta merged with the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival in 2013 – so you could sail all day and sing all night. Sadly in 2021 the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is unable to be accommodated live, but a virtual festival will be held as an online stream via a large screen in Events Square, in front of the National Maritime Museum. With any luck, we’ll have the G7 summit press signing along!
This year, although we can’t sing in person, we can still sail – and many of our classic sailing boats will attend the regatta. Some will be providing accommodation and a great spectating platform only, but others will be fully rigged competitors. Moored in the Falmouth Haven Harbour Marina, just next to the National Maritime Museum, guests on our charters during the Falmouth Classics will enjoy onboard accommodation and sailing each day, even if it’s not competitive!
Hiring one of our fleet as a private charter and staying aboard all weekend will be a perfect way to enjoy the Falmouth Classics Regatta, or the buzz of the G7 media hub. You’ll choose your own itinerary, with all food and drinks provided by the crew. There will plenty of time to sail to the Helford, and explore the south coast of Cornwall, as the G7 gets underway over on the north coast of St Ives.
Here are some of the classic sailing boats that will be heading to Falmouth for the fantastic weekend.