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Fowey Royal Regatta

August 18 August 24

Hoist the Sails and Raise a Glass: Ahoy for the Fowey Royal Regatta!

Calling all sailors, landlubbers, and anyone who loves a good old-fashioned summer celebration! Set your sights on Fowey, Cornwall, for the Fowey Royal Regatta, a premier sailing event and a vibrant festival that promises a week of exhilarating races, delicious food, and infectious merriment.

Mark your calendars for August 18th to 24th, 2024, when the sleepy harbor town of Fowey transforms into a bustling hub of nautical excitement. Witness the breathtaking spectacle of classic sailing vessels, from elegant Troys to nimble dinghies, battling it out on the sparkling waters of Fowey Bay.

Here’s a taste of what awaits you at the Fowey Royal Regatta:

  • Thrilling Races for Every Sailor: Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or a curious spectator, the regatta offers a diverse range of races to keep you enthralled. Cheer on the crews as they navigate challenging courses, feeling the wind whip through their hair and the spray of the sea on their faces.
  • A Celebration of Community: The regatta is more than just a sporting event; it’s a vibrant celebration of Fowey’s rich maritime heritage and community spirit. Immerse yourself in the warm Cornish welcome, mingle with friendly locals, and enjoy the lively atmosphere that spills onto the streets and pubs.
  • A Feast for the Senses: Tantalize your taste buds with a smorgasbord of local delicacies at the numerous food stalls lining the harbor. From fresh seafood and succulent pasties to mouthwatering ice cream and thirst-quenching ales, there’s something to satisfy every craving.
  • Family Fun for All Ages: The regatta isn’t just for sailors! Kids will be kept entertained with interactive activities, face painting, and live music. Browse the craft stalls for unique souvenirs, or simply relax and soak up the sunshine in the picturesque harbor.
  • A Nighttime Spectacle: As the sun dips below the horizon, the harbor transforms into a magical wonderland illuminated by twinkling lights and festive decorations. Enjoy live music on the quay, sip on a refreshing drink, and let the carefree spirit of the regatta wash over you.

The Fowey Royal Regatta is an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Cornish charm and maritime tradition. So, pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to set sail for a week of excitement, community, and nautical fun!

Pro Tip: Book your accommodation early, as Fowey gets busy during the regatta.