Club racing. Dinghy, keelboat and cruiser racing is organised in conjunction with Royal Fowey Yacht Club under the management of Port Of Fowey Race Organising Committee (POFROC). The racing takes place generally on Saturday afternoon and Wednesday evening from April to September. More details are available on the POFROC website including race entry fees, forms, calendar, notice of race and sailing instructions.
Royal Fowey Regatta Sailing Week in August attracts many visiting yachtsmen and details of the sailing will be found on a dedicated POFROC Regatta website.
Royal Fowey Regatta dates back to the early 1800's and is much more than a sailing event. There is a huge variety of onshore activities to suit all ages including: fireworks, live music and a carnival. Check out more information at Fowey Royal Regatta.
Regatta Week takes place every year in the third week of August with handicap classes and fleets for the serious racers and also for the more relaxed crews.
Racing takes place in St. Austell Bay, unless the weather restricts the dinghy classes, Fowey Rivers and Troys to shorter courses inside the harbour.
For the Cruisers, the week starts on Sunday with the traditional handicap passage race to Flushing, and then the return race from Falmouth the following day.
The Falmouth Working Boats always enjoy racing and socialising in Fowey. Watching them race in Fowey is always exciting for spectators and they finish their race every day on the club line inside the harbour in front of the RFYC this is usually quite a spectacle.
The Troys, Fowey Rivers and dinghies start their morning races outside the harbour (weather permitting) and complete triangular courses in the bay directly outside Fowey harbour entrance. In the afternoon they start and finish from a committee boat positioned inside the harbour between the Town Quay and the Albert Quay.
Winter racing. In the months from October to March Fowey Gallants Sailing Club organise handicap dinghy racing in a winter and spring series. This racing takes places on Sunday mornings with start and finish from the Gallants club line. Great entertainment for spectators waiting for the bar to open! There is also a Boxing Day race.
Last updated 8:37pm on 25 January 2021