Sponsoring the Pilot Cutter Review

Why Sponsorship Matters for the 2024 Pilot Cutter Review

The 2024 Pilot Cutter Review requests sponsorship to help cover its costs and ensure a successful event. With a small annual expense of about £800, sponsorship is essential to ease the financial burden on Classic Sailing.

As we have said, we will run the event with or without sponsorship, but it sure would help.

We have run the annual Pilot Cutter Review since 2006 without any financial assistance at an annual cost of about £800, totaling nearly £13,000.

No to an Entrance Fee

We have considered charging the pilot cutters an entrance fee but we feel this is totally wrong. The Pilot Cutters are the stars of the show, if anything they should be paid an attendance fee. They are not cheap boats to run and we love to see them in our harbours.

Sponsorship aims

  • 1. Cover Classic Sailing costs £800
  • 2. Anything over £800 is divided up and given to the attending pilot cutters.

Sponsorship will allow the event to improve and encourage more pilot cutters to join in. It also recognizes the hard work of organisers and volunteers, boosting morale and affirming the value of their efforts.

St Mawes Sailing Club has made a huge contribution every years with volunteer Race Officers, race procedures and safety policies. Add in a Safety Boat and a timekeeper/handicap officer, plus the office of the Sailing Club Commodore in presenting the prizes.

The Harbour authorities in Fowey, St Mawes and Truro have been extremely helpful.

We are grateful to be able to hold our social evening in the Fowey Gallants Sailing Club, The Bohella Bar in St Mawes and the prize giving in St Mawes Sailing Club.

Paying the Pilot Cutters

We would like sponsorship beyond Classic Sailing’s costs to be passed in equal amounts to all attending Pilot Cutters, after all they are the stars of the show!


Sponsoring the Pilot Cutter Review offers businesses a chance to align with a very attractive event, enhancing their brand image and connecting with a diverse audience. It’s an opportunity to support maritime heritage and community engagement.

If you are interested in sponsoring the whole event, one of four races or one of three social evenings where you could talk briefly to the participants please get in touch.

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