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Viewing the Pilot Cutter Racing 2024

Pilot Cutter Racing Thur. 30th May – Sun. 2nd June 2024

The Gathering – Thursday, Afternoon and Evening 30th May 2024

The Pilot Cutters gather in the afternoon and early evening on Fowey Harbour Commissioners pontoon beside Prime Cellars. The pontoon is not accessible from the land.

This is pretty much directly opposite the Fowey Gallants Sailing Club which has a Special Pilot Cutters menu in the Denaro’s Restaurant downstairs.

Please Pre-Order a Super – Really Excellent Menu email them at denaros@foweygallantssc.co.uk

View the Pilot Cutters they come in, no guaranteed best time, Polruan and Fowey St Catherine’s Castles and any waterside viewing spot on the Fowey or Polruan shore side.

Friday, 31st May 2024

Passage Race: Fowey to St Mawes

Leaving Fowey at 10am subject to shipping movements.

Start line is the Royal Fowey Yacht Club start line.

Map shows approximate positions of

1 Pontoon for Pilot Cutters

2 Fowey Gallants Sailing Club

3 Royal Fowey Yacht Club

4 Fowey St Catherine’s Castle

5 Polruan Castle

The Pilot Cutters end their Passage Race from Fowey in St Mawes across the Yellow dotted line below anytime between about 2 to 6pm and are unlikely to go near Pendennis Point.

Map for Viewing the Pilot Cutters Weekend Racing in St Mawes and nearby.

Yellow dots = Start and finish line

1 St Mawes Castle

2 Caricknath point on the Coastal footpath between St Anthony and Place Manor

3 Pendennis Point

Races in St Mawes Harbour and Carrick Roads

Exciting Start from the deck of the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners actual Pilot Boat the L K Mitchel.

This is a remark of respect to the L K Mitchell Falmouth Pilot Boat which is coming to the end of her 46 years of service and to the pilots, coxwains and crew that worked on board her during that time.

Our grateful thanks to the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners for the opportunity to start the Pilot Cutters Race from the deck of an actual Pilot Boat L K Mitchell.

L K MItchell Credit Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

Race Start times

Saturday 1st June Morning 10 am

Saturday 1st of June Afternoon 2.30 pm

Sunday, 2nd June 2024

1pm If two races were completed on the Saturday

If only one race on Saturday then two races will be attempted on the Sunday

Probably 10 am and 2:00 but subject to change.

Our grateful thanks to the Race Sponsors H Tiddy, estate agents St Mawes

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