Push the boat out

01 Jun 2015 - 04 Jul 2015

Let our classic choice of nautical paintings take you to the Azores And Back! We are celebrating two historic sailing events that are being held in Falmouth during June: the Azores and Back (AZAB) and Falmouth Classics.

The AZAB race takes place on 6 June 2015. It was established by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in 1975. The ocean going race to the Azores and Back is over 2500 nautical miles and tests the skills and endurance of the skippers and crew in some very challenging seas. The race attracts sailors from around Europe and this year over 70 yachts will race; making it one of the most successful in the event's history.

Falmouth Classics takes place from the 12 - 14 June 2015. The event is a three day relaxing rally of classic sailing craft and other traditional vessels, including pilot gigs, luggers, trawlers, motor boats and Falmouth working boats.


In Tow, 1893 Courtesy of RCPS Tuke collection A71

Sailing Boats, 1901-1966 Fred Whicker Falmouth Art Gallery collection