Join Eda Frandsen as she takes part in the iconic Falmouth Classics Regatta and Sea Shanty Festival.
Falmouth Classics began in the early 1980s and has since become one of Falmouth’s most popular weekends. Attracting people from all over the world, traditional and classic ships arrive to race in the mouth of the River Fal, Carrick Roads and the beautiful Falmouth Bay. From classic yachts to traditional luggers – the harbour is filled with beautiful classics, exhilarating races and a fascinating parade of sail. See Falmouth Classics for its full sailing programme and weekend itinerary.
Onshore in Falmouth town you’ll be entertained on every street corner and pub as the International Sea Shanty Festival takes place alongside Falmouth Classics. Sing along with over 60 musical groups from shores far and wide in over 20 venues around the town. With plenty of ale and rum to quench your thirst, you’ll soon feel compelled to join in with these traditional songs from seafarers of old! See Falmouth Sea Shanty for more information and the weekends’ itinerary.
The excitement is undeniably best seen from the water, however, the atmosphere in the town is not to be missed either. With pop-up maritime stalls, traditional Cornish pubs and cobbled streets; Falmouth will be a great place to soak up the passion for sailing that is so prevalent in the town. The itinerary can be flexible but the intention will be to participate in the races throughout Friday and Saturday with a parade of sail taking place on Sunday. Each evening there is entertainment and social events ashore which guests are invited to attend. Saturday normally holds an “open boat” event on the pontoon where you can climb aboard and visit other classic yachts.
Our experienced and adaptable chef is happy to cater to the needs of you and your party, whilst you learn the ropes or sit back and relax, exploring some of the most beautiful and remote locations in Cornwall. Your itinerary is entirely dependant on the weather and we can be flexible to suit your desired destinations!
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Gaff Cutter
At 60ft in length, Eda Frandsen is the perfect size for exploring the many anchorages of the Western Isles and Cornwall. Small enough to sneak in close to the coastline, yet stable enough to withstand almost any weather. She is traditional in the truest sense of the world with an original rig, combining the simplicity and beauty of a bygone era with today’s modern comforts.
Eda Frandsen is a beautiful traditional gaff cutter, built at the Grena shipyard, Denmark in 1938. Having worked for much of her life as a fishing trawler in the harsh climates of the North Sea, her hull was lovingly restored on the remote peninsula of Knoydart, Scotland in the 1990’s.
Guests enjoy a unique blend of grace, character and seaworthiness and whether a beginner or seasoned seafarer, we offer voyages that are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Down below she can accommodate 8 guests in single berths, which are centred around her large saloon and dining area. There are two toilet/shower rooms, with separate access into the forward accommodation area. She has a small but highly functioning galley, from which many a delicious dish will be served throughout your stay.
Voyages on Eda Frandsen range from short breaks in Cornwall to trips up or down the Irish sea and six or nine-night adventures exploring Scotland and the Hebrides form our home port of Mallaig. So whether it is a brief escape or a complete sense of immersion you are after, there will certainly be something for all.
New for 2021 Eda Frandsen will be offering 4 and 6-day’ boat bubble’ private charters from Falmouth throughout April and May before she heads north for a fully booked Scottish schedule.
Deck planMore about Eda Frandsen
Are all meals included in the price?
Yes, all meals and food on board is included in the price, as well as all warm and soft drinks - i.e., everything except alcohol. There is however a cash bar on board.
What language is spoken on board?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 2x twin bunk cabins and 4x single bunks in the shared forepeak.
Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
No, Eda Frandsen provides all bedding - you just need to bring a towel.
How many bathrooms and/or showers does she have?
2x toilets and 1 shower.
Is there an age limit?
Min age limit 12. 12-18yr old must be accompanied by an adult.
Is there WIFI?
Are Life Jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs Provided?
Yes, but please bring a jacket for when you go ashore.