As the bustling harbour town of Falmouth gets ready to host the South West’s largest sailing regatta, we have handpicked the best of this vibrant annual festival to give an overview of what makes this an event worth visiting. Running from 7th-16th August 2015, Falmouth Week combines a celebration of all things nautical with a variety of onshore events and activities which will be sure to offer fun for all the family.
At the centre of Falmouth Week are the competitive sailing races. Taking place in the waters around Falmouth Bay, the six days of racing demonstrates the skill and determination of competitors, with races for keelboats, traditional craft and dinghies. A highlight of the sailing week is the Champagne Race on Wednesday 12th August, when bigger yachts compete over a 25 mile course and smaller craft race in the Carrick Roads.
However, don’t think the festivities are only for seafarers. Falmouth Week also provides an array of exciting onshore events that will keep all landlubbers happy. Foodies will be spoilt for choice by the delicacies on offer at the Outlaw Food & Drink Festival, taking place from Saturday 8th – Monday 10th of August on The Moor. There will be a range of entertainments throughout the week at Events Square, including well-known artists such as Five, Toploader, The Wurzels, and Dr & The Medics.
Falmouth Week also offers real spectacle, with two highlights being the Red Arrows display on Wednesday 12th and an impressive fireworks extravaganza over the harbour at 10pm on Friday 14th of August.
At Forgotten Houses, we have exceptional properties available for self-catering holiday lets in the Falmouth area, as well as properties across Cornwall. More information about Falmouth Week 2015, and a full programme of events, can be found at www.falmouthweek.co.uk