Pilot Cutter Review Update 21-05-24

Pilot Cutter Review 2024

Sponsored by H Tiddy

Estate Agents of St Mawes

Grateful thanks.

We are delighted to announce that H Tiddy have come onboard as our 2024 Sponsors. If it wasn’t for them I would not be living in Mermaids, St Mawes and Classic Sailing would be less one very valued shareholder, thank you Derek.

Plus a big thank you to everyone who took part in the 2023 Pilot Cutter Review and we look forward to seeing some new faces in 2024.

Please note this is the weekend after the Late May Bank Holiday.

(This is due to a conflict with a major event in Brixham Heritage Regatta on the late May Bank Holiday weekend.)


Pilot cutter skippers and crew, please thank for their assistance the Fowey Harbour Commissioners, The Gallants, St Mawes Pier and Harbour Company, Bohella Bar, Truro Harbour Commissioners, St Mawes Sailing Club and H Tiddy for the free buffet at the Sunday evening Prize Giving.


Early Completion Appreciated – No entry fee required.

Please complete and return to skippers@classic-sailing.com ASAP

Thursday, 30th May 2024

Fowey Harbour Gathering at 19:30

Fowey Harbour Commissioners have kindly agreed for the Pilot Cutters to use the pontoon beside Prime Cellars in Fowey Harbour. Cutter Owners will cover their own berthing fees. 

Evening Briefing at The Gallants Sailing Club 19:30

Welcome briefing for participants at The Gallants Sailing Club. 

Please Pre-Order a Super – Really Excellent Menu 

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. 

Keeping track of your start and finish time.

St Mawes Pier and Harbour Company are allowing free anchoring in St Mawes Bay, please ensure cutters anchoring does not obstruct ferry routes.

Weekend Race Briefing 19:00 Friday 31st May

Friday 31st May at Bohella Bar, St Mawes at 19:00

The race briefing will be the Bohella Bar, where food will be available for purchase. 

Please bring your sailing vessel Race Insurance certificate and OGA Handicap.

Entry form and Race Instructions see above.

Two Days of Racing

St Mawes Sailing Club have very kindly agreed to run the two days of racing as detailed below. We are extremely grateful for this as it is the main event of the Review.

Saturday, 1st June 2024

Races in St Mawes Harbour and Carrick Roads

The plan is to aim for two races in this iconic location.

Saturday Evening at Ruan Pontoon

Truro Harbour Commissioners allow us to use a pontoon at Ruan. Cutter Owners will handle their own berthing fees and must not moor more than three abreast.

Sunday, 2nd June 2024

More Racing in St Mawes Harbour and Carrick Roads

We’re looking at holding one or two more races depending how many were run on the Saturday. 

FREE Super and Prizegiving at 18:30 St Mawes Sailing Club

Free Super Sponsored by H Tiddy

We are grateful to H Tiddy for sponsoring the prizes and free buffet at the Sailing Club.

Buffet selections include:

  1. Roasted marinated chicken legs
  2. Honey and mustard sausages, Adam’s favourite!
  3. Sliced ham
  4. A selection of salads
  5. Vegetarian quiche
  6. Roasted new potatoes
  7. Pesto pasta
  8. Crusty bread

We’re excited about the prospect of another thrilling Pilot Cutter Review and look forward to you joining us.

Fair winds and following seas.

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