Pilot Cutter Review 2022


Please note many of the facilities made available to the Pilot Cutters are done on goodwill and it would be appreciated if you could thank any staff you meet and their organisation.

Handicap for the Race Handicap officer. 

This year we do require everyone cutter entering any race to submit an up to date OGA Handicap Form


Due to many activities in St Mawes Harbour throughout the Jubilee Weekend.

Anchoring must be 

South of a line joining the St Mawes Sailing Club Race Turning Mark and the Castle Buoy.

Wednesday 1st June 2022

Charlestown Harbour,  Anchor off. 

Briefing for Passage Race to Fowey 19:30 near the ‘Rum Sailor’. 

You will need to note the lat and long of the turning point.

There’ll be water in the outer harbour for people to bring in tenders from around 17.00 to 22.00.

Lots of food options, including barbeque, fish and chips, tapas. The ‘Rum Sailor’ bar will be open on the inner harbour.  

Thursday 2nd June

Passage Race to Fowey via a specified turning longitude.

Forecast Light Easterlies

Start time 10am 

Start Area anywhere safe within 1 Nautical Mile of Charleston Harbour Pier.

You are required to keep a log of your start and finish times and a plot of where you cross the distance line.  

The outer distance line is anywhere safe south of The Ranneys  50 degrees 19.8 minutes North and 4 degrees 26.5 minutes West Admiralty Chart 1267

End Circle

Crossing safely a circle 1 Nautical Mile from St Catherine’s Point Lighthouse (Fowey)  Chart 148 Colour Characteristics is 1 Nautical Mile 

Fowey Harbour

Pilot Cutters are not to restrict the movement of shipping in Fowey Harbour.

Gathering in Fowey Harbour 19:30 

Fowey Harbour Commissioners have kindly set aside the pontoon beside Prime Cellars. Pilot Cutter Owners to pay their own berthing fees.

The Gallants Sailing Club

Gathering for 7:30

If you require food please pre-order at your own expense.

Frankie for Food ~ denaros@foweygallantssc.co.uk  

07936 217551 

Friday 3rd June

Passage Race from Fowey to St Mawes. 

Depart 10am

View from Fowey Castle or the Royal Fowey Yacht Club

Pilot Cutters are not to restrict the movement of shipping in Fowey Harbour.

In St Mawes

St Mawes Pier and Harbour Company have kindly agreed free anchoring in St Mawes Bay leaving good access for Ferries.

Weekend Race Briefing 

Race Briefing 6:30 Bohella Bar St Mawes, food available to buy.

St Mawes Sailing Club have kindly agreed for two days of racing as shown below.

Saturday 4th June

Races 10 am and 4pm  St Mawes Harbour and Carrick Roads. 

View from St Mawes Castle

Saturday Evening

Truro Harbour Commissioners have kindly set aside the pontoon at Ruan. Cutter Owners to pay their own berthing fees. 

Sunday 5th June

Race 1:30 pm   St Mawes Harbour and Carrick Roads. 

View from St Mawes Castle

Prizegiving 18:30

St Mawes Sailing Club Bar 

Choose your evening meal – excellent menu!

Special St Mawes Sailing Clubhouse Sunday Evening Sunday Evening Menu 

Please could all those wishing to book meals do so through Anna on:  stmsc-bar@live.co.uk  or 01326 270696

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