Henri-Lloyd is to sponsor Falmouth Week, which takes place this week

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Henri-Lloyd is to sponsor Falmouth Week, which takes place from 6-13 August, 2005. The event, which now encompasses Falmouth Dinghy Week and Falmouth Classics, will be known as Henri-Lloyd Falmouth Week.

Henri-Lloyd have recently opened a sailing store in Falmouth, which ensures that the company has a strong distribution channel in the south-west of England whilst supporting existing distributors in and around Cornwall. The store was officially opened by double Olympic Gold Medallist, Ben Ainslie, who grew up in Falmouth and learned to sail at Restronguet Sailing Club.

Organised by The Port of Falmouth Sailing Association, the Falmouth regatta has grown from its earliest origins in the 1820s and is now a major event held over eight days and offers all aspects of racing.

Each day’s racing is hosted by one of the local clubs, beginning on Saturday 6 August with the Falmouth Classics, with a wide range of traditional craft racing in Carrick Roads.

Helford River Sailing Club runs Sunday’s racing, followed by a pig roast on the shores of the Helford River.

The Bay Championships, Bay Regatta and Falmouth Dinghy Week start on Monday 8 August, with the racing and evening barbecue run by the Mylor Yacht Club.

Henri-Lloyd Falmouth Week winds up on Saturday 13 August with the traditional Champagne Race, with 72 bottles of bubbly to be won. The Grand Prizegiving for the regatta series takes place at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.

Henri-Lloyd Falmouth Week is also supported by a town wide entertainment programme for all the family including live music, street theatre and children’s activities culminating with a grand carnival on Saturday 13.