Trip 2 – May 22nd-27th 2019 – 5 days
Pilot Cutter World Championships Falmouth, Fowey, St.Mawes, Falmouth
A dozen or more pilot cutters get together every year to test themselves against each other. This is not a trip for the faint hearted, the sailing is keen and at times hard work as we have to sail her from Falmouth where we’ll meet, then down to Fowey, then race round to St.Mawes and then finish in Falmouth! In the evenings we raft up with the other boats and have a BBQ and a pint, chatting over the days events with the other crews.
The racing starts on Friday, from a gorgeous little hideaway on the Polruan side of the River Fowey, called Prime Cellars. Pilot cutter ‘Hespa’ owners kindly throw open their doors, and host the first night of festivities. Friday morning we all set off for a race from Fowey to St Mawes, and this is where the fun starts. With these powerful boats sailing in the harbour, it is an amazing sight. Saturday and Sunday are race days, with one or two races on each day. Saturday night we spend up the River Fal, and have a BBQ, and share stories from the day.
Every night is a social feast, and great fun. No previous experience of sailing is necessary, and you will have time to get to know Polly Agatha before racing starts. You will find yourselves enriched by getting involved in the pulling of ropes, taking the helm and handling of sail. Although racing is involved, this is primarily a fun, social event, and open to all. If you have friends and family who wish to watch, then St Mawes Castle is a good place to take in the action as a spectator.
£725 per person – 5 days