A right royal gathering – Fowey Royal Regatta
Hot on the heels of Falmouth Week, Fowey Royal Regatta runs from 14 – 20 August when the estuary fills with sails and the town with events as diverse from carnival and fireworks to a pasty eating competition, red arrows and a flora dance.
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sailing, fun, food, the beautiful Fowey estuary and houses on the waters' edge to pine for
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Famed for Daphne du Maurier who would regularly sail in the waters around Fowey in her sailing garb (a lot of navy and some wool) as respite from her writing, the town is a genteel coastal location, sitting at the tip of the Fowey estuary.
Sailing races, gig racing and the Falmouth working boats’ race are key features throughout the week; other highlights include crab catching, rafting, swimming, a pasty ceremony and entertainment from the Party People on Friday night, not to forget a spot of gingerbread decorating. Regatta Week wraps up on Saturday August 20, with the Motown Pirates, “eight dirty, rotten, thieving pirates who just love Motown”, bringing the town quay alive, preceded by gig racing, fireworks and a torchlit dinghy procession. A suitably explosive and rocking finish to one of the highlights on Cornwall’s sailing calendar.