Falmouth harbour hosts two of the most spectacular sailing events in the world during 2014, St Mawes offers a great vantage point to watch some of the most beautiful yachts in the world compete and visit the area.
The Pendennis Cup 27th-31st May
Founded in 2008 by the world renowned superyacht builders, Pendennis Shipyard, The Pendennis Cup is a unique opportunity to see classic and modern superyachts race off Falmouth Bay. With a wide range of yachts, this year looks like one of the most dramatic and closely fought regattas yet.
Tall Ships Regatta 28th-31st August
Up to 50 sail training vessels and a number of magnificent tall ships arrive in Falmouth on August 28th for 4 days of spectactular sailing and a packed programme of shore side events.
The large square rigged vessels will be berthed in Falmouth and will be open to the public for the three days preceding the race start, which will see training vessels and tall ships from around the world will take part in competitive racing over three days before heading off to Greenwich, London. Join us on our terrace for ringside seats for two of the most impressive events of the season.
St Mawes sometimes feels like you’ve stepped back in time and our car park recently had the appearance of a bygone age.
The St Mawes Classic Car Rally is all about discovering Cornwall at one’s ease with a small group of other classic owners who appreciate great food, spectacular scenery and the rather gentler pace of travel… just as it used to be.
The festival calendar in Cornwall is in very good health, there are numerous historic and community based celebrations across the county. Cornwall also has a long tradition of music and arts festivals, culturally there is no end to what is available on our doorstep. This is my pick of the season…
The Port Eliot Festival 24th -27th July
An annual celebration of words, music, ideas, food, fashion and laughter. An incredible array of performers have appeared at Port Eliot over the years drawn by the festival’s laid-back approach and its colourful atmosphere. Recent years have seen Kate Winslet deliver a multi-voiced children’s story, Martin Scorsese handpick the film programme and fashion icons Luella Bartley and Babara Hulanicki run the wardrobe department. All this and set within the beautiful St Germans Estate on the banks of the Tamar.
Kneehigh Theatre at The Lost Gardens of Heligan 1st – 28th September
Kneehigh is a glorious, punky, anarchic, Cornish, theatre production company. They have toured internationally and have staged productions in local village halls, harbour sides and even cliff tops. In 2010 Kneehigh launched The Asylum, a flexible, nomadic structure which has now become home for the company. In September they are based in the beautiful gardens of Heligan staging ‘Dead Dog in a Suitcase’. Based on the Beggar’s Opera, with music from Charles Hazlewood, it promises wit, wonder and lots of weirdness.
St Ives Festival 13th-27th September
St Ives September Festival has been running for more than 35 years with visitors coming to the town enjoy live music, theatre and comedy. Expect to see everybody from Seth Lakeman to the Ronnie Scott’s Allstars, with spoken word events and art workshops in a variety of venues throughout the town, during the day and night.