June 2013 has seen Windsport team up, once again, with Restronguet Sailing Club to offer the ideal venue of the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Harbour for all manner of sailing championships. One of the most exciting dinghy classes, the International 14 are using our venue to hold their Championship event and the long standing POW Race or Prince of Wales Cup. Although they used us as a base only a few years ago the combination of having all the facilities so conveniently on hand, coupled with the amazing water based location and facilities makes it a very appealing chamionship location.
The International Fourteen is one of the world’s premier sailing classes. It is a two-person, two trapeze skiff, with an unlimited area asymmetric spinnaker and 200 square feet of combined mainsail and headsail area. Carbon hulls and carbon rigs, now generally with square-head mainsails, give exceptional performance. While the relatively open class rules leave plenty of room for experiment, encouraging innovation. The Fourteen is the oldest International dinghy class, having been granted the status by the then IYRU in 1928. Yet the roots of the class go back even further, to the sailing of various 14 foot dinghies/skiffs in various locations around the world in the late 1800’s. This gives the class its fantastic sense of history and it was great to see one of the traditional wooden boats down for some of the week joining almost 40 other crews in the competition. Click here for more information on the class.
Windsport ticks all the boxes for a championship location.
– Next to Restronguet Sailing Club
– An Amazing varied and challenging sailing location which can offer a huge range of fleet options in all weather conditions and in all states of tide.
– A sheltered, secure and spacious boat park with easy access to the beach, fresh water (and electricity if required)
– Ample trailer parking and car parking.
– Dinghy Chandlery and skilled boat repair on site.