Henri Lloyd back on board
Plans for Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week 2010, to be held this year over 7–15 August, are already well in progress, with a winning combination of varied yacht racing and a lively shore-side programme.
Headline sponsorship for this event has been renewed with Henri Lloyd and includes prizes of Henri Lloyd branded clothing and gift vouchers for the sailing competitors, for use in the Falmouth branch in the town centre.
"Henri Lloyd is extremely proud that we are sponsoring the regatta for the sixth consecutive year and we are looking forward to an exciting regatta with more visiting boats than ever expected," commented Emma Groves, Manager of the Falmouth Henri Lloyd Sailing Store.
"It is extremely positive that Henri Lloyd have committed to continuing their sponsorship for a further two years, as the brand name is a great addition to Falmouth Week," states Richard Gates, Falmouth Town Manager and Chair of the Shore-side committee. "There is a wonderful atmosphere in the town with many people visiting and sampling all that Falmouth has to offer. Henri Lloyd sponsoring the event is a natural link between the shore and the water activities. I am very much looking forward to Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week and I encourage everyone to become involved."
This year sees the incorporation of the popular and competitive ‘South West Area IRC Championships’ sponsored by J & H Bunn, with up to five divisions racing windward/leeward and offshore courses in the one of the finest sailing amphitheatres in the world. Yachts will be brought to Falmouth from as far away as Ireland to take part in this prestigious event.
The 2nd edition of the classic yacht regatta the Pendennis Cup returns to Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week 2010. 30 metre schooners such as Mariette and the modern day 26m Velacarina will grace our shores, a majestic sight set against the rugged Cornish coast. An exhibition on the Cup and the host company Pendennis Shipyard will also be running for the week at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
As well as these newer events, the backbone to Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week still remains the Falmouth Classics Yacht event, Henri Lloyd Dinghy Week and racing for over 26 different classes of yachts, hosted by the seven Sailing Clubs and the Regatta committee around Falmouth Bay.
The Port of Falmouth Sailing Association’s chairman, Steve Nicholls invites all racing sailors and those with a love of sailing to Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week 2010. "The revitalisation of the week has been so immensely successful, that it is now time for competitors and their families to venture from all ports on the south coast of England, Wales and Ireland to Falmouth and experience all the fun we are having."
The Falmouth Town Shore-side Committee is already working to deliver a good mix of fun and varied events for all. The week begins in fine style with the Marching Carnival and leads into a full programme involving Events Square, the Princess Pavilion, Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle, and businesses and groups throughout the town.
2010 also sees the return of Falmouth Fun Night at Custom House Quay, sponsored by Golder Associates, with a return challenge between the Falmouth Marine band and the Falmouth Working Boat Association in the re-enactment of the Battle of The Little Big Horne, Custer’s last stand – not to be missed. This follows on from the Red Arrows Air Display Team performing their aerial display over Falmouth Harbour, sponsored by the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners.
After last year’s Nippers and Youth event, Surf Life Saving GB will be holding their National Championships for over 1000 Surf Life Savers aged 7 to 70+ at Gyllyngvase Beach for the whole week and will be joining in the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week festivities. This will be the biggest event ever to be staged of its kind in Falmouth, with its disciplines of Life Saving Sport.
The week reaches a climax with the fireworks display over the harbour, sponsored by A & P Falmouth Ltd., Pendennis Shipyard ltd. and Falmouth Petroleum Ltd. As ever, things will not be limited to Falmouth, with special activities also planned in St Mawes, Mylor, Flushing and the Helford.