The Pendennis Cup 2012
Organised by Pendennis Shipyard and sailed out on the expansive waters of Falmouth Bay the Pendennis Cup celebrates its third birthday by boasting the largest fleet of yachts to date. Sadly the Eleonora has withdrawn from the Cup making it necessary to amend the race classes from 1, 2, & 3 to Class 2 & 3. At midnight last night and as our blogger was just about to turn off the computer for the night Firebrand crept into port. Pinuccia has also made a late entry adding a 4th yacht to Class 3 and bringing the fleet total back up to 13 breathtaking yachts.
Class 2 ‘The Pendennis Cup Class Fleet’ (Yachts over 15m)
Athos – Schooner
Bare Necessities – Bermudian Cutter
Bequia – Yawl
Breakaway –Santa Cruz
Mariette– Gaff Schooner
Mariquita – Gaff Cutter
Velacarina – Bermudian Ketch
Unfurled – Sloop
Class 3 ‘The Little Dennis Classic Fleet’ (Yachts under 15m)
Firebrand – Sloop
Mikado – Bermudian Cutter
Tomahawk – Bermudian Yawl
The weather has not been on our side here in Falmouth and for many the opportunity to see the historic J-Class Regatta was greatly impaired by several days of rain and think fog. The weather is not likely to clear much before the end of the week but this will not stop the fleet, supporting crews and spectators taking to the water to enjoy yet another wonderful regatta here in Falmouth.
On shore there are plenty of events taking place to entertain participating crews, officials and of course guests to Falmouth. There will be a Sea Shanty evening on Wednesday 4th at the Chainlocker down on the quayside.Princess Pavillions will be hosting live music from local bands on Thursday evening. Throughout the week footage of previous days racing can be watched on Events Square.