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Falmouth set to stage the 2014 Pendennis Cup

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

By Chris Matthews

  • ------ Action from the 2012 Pendennic Cup

  • ------ Action from the 2012 Pendennis Cup

  • ------ Action from the 2012 Pendennis Cup

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FALMOUTH is once again gearing up to host the biennial Pendennis Cup and is expecting to attract a fleet of between 10 and 15 yachts.

The regatta between May 26 and 31 will also feature a full programme of shoreside entertainment to supplement the racing.

Greg Perkins, captain of Adela, said: "Compared to other regattas we have competed in, the racing is good, as generally there is plenty of wind and the tidal waters make it tactically challenging.

"The shore side is also great fun, with plenty of social events making for an exciting atmosphere."

The event welcomes entries from classic and modern superyachts, with race management provided by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.

Sailing officer Peter Craig, who oversees the event, said: "I've been involved in both grand prix and superyacht racing events for more than 20 years now and 2012 was my first Pendennis Cup.

"It's what sailboat racing should be, with an emphasis on the fun aspect of the sport – competitive racing and fantastic parties, combined with the unique heritage of Cornwall."

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