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One of seven surviving village regatta's on the Fal Estuary and surrounding creeks. Affectionately known as the "Loe Beach Regatta" from where it is staged, this annual event has been run since the mid 1800's only halting activities for the two World Wars.  The first documented regatta was mentioned in the Royal Cornwall Gazette in September 1858 and held in view of Trelissick House during the horticultural show of that year hosted by the Hon Mrs Gilbert of Trelissick house.  

Traditionally the first village regatta of the season, it attracts sailors from juniors to seasoned veterans. There are a wide range of classes from traditional craft to high performance racing machines with a mix of small dinghies through to large yachts.  It also attracts a large fleet of beautiful Falmouth Working Boats both small and large with their multi-coloured top sails adding colour to the event.

A Marquee on the lawn of a private garden at the edge of the water, next to Loe Beach, provides a spectacular setting for the tea and legendary sandwiches and cakes  organised by the residents of the village.  With liberty boats available to take sailors ashore from buoys and anchorages on Loe Beach, a prize giving ceremony is held in the marquee after the races.  There's a wide variety of silverware for the winners. Many of the trophies embody a long local history.  


A rowing race at the 1909 regatta

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