The Pendennis Cup has attracted a dozen top yachts for their August regatta and they are planning a big event for 2012

Classic action in the UK is building up for 2010 and beyond as the Pendennis Cup announces that it will run a regatta in 2012 to coincide with the Olympics and that next year’s event has already attracted more than a dozen yachts.

The first event, held in 2008, was an instant success and for the next regatta which will be run off Falmouth from 9-17 August, Adix, The Lady Anne, Mariette, Mariquita, the new Herreshoff schooner Elena (see the January 2010 issue of Yachting World) and Altair should be in town taking part in the Big Class.

Alongside them will be a number of Truly Classic yachts from the board of Andre Hoek creating the core of a modern classic or spirit of tradition class and the likes of Lutine, Tomahawk and Argyll have also expressed an interest in taking part.

According to Toby Allies of Pendennis, the event is in discussion with Dock Express to run a service from Antigua to Falmouth in 2012 to bring as many yachts as possible to Falmouth for the Olympic year event. The idea would be to pick up yachts from Antigua Class Week at the end of April in time for the Falmouth even in early June.

The timing should also give yachts an opportunity to take part in The Superyacht Cup to be held in Cowes in 2012.

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