Friday 29th July until Monday 1st August.
Held in the picturesque Barbican old harbour, Sutton Harbour Plymouth Classic Boat Rally presents a display of classic motor and sail boats over four days as well as shore side events, a parade of sail and racing in Plymouth Sound. Up to 75 vessels enter the Rally each year which have ranged from Dunkirk Little Ships, lifeboats and even a WW1 Motor Boat to historic sail fishing boats, Pilot Cutters and new build traditional design sail boats. These can be viewed by the public alongside the pontoons over the weekend or from the Hoe on Sunday while the Parade of Sail and racing take place in the Sound. Protected by the breakwater and surrounded by hills Plymouth Sound is considered one of the finest harbours in the country. The Sound offers a perfect backdrop for racing and cruising.
Organisation and Management
We are delighted that we will be joined by two and possibly three of these fine old vessels. So far a 1920’s coal fired steam boat and another built in the 1930’s are registered. These lovely old vessels represent another aspect of our maritime heritage where the age of steam wrought huge changes in boat design. These[…]
The Nao Victoria a Replica of Magellan’s boat, the first to navigate the globe will be visiting the Rally
The replica of one Ferdinand Magellan’s boats and the first to circumnavigate the globe will be joining the Rally. Magellan’s fleet which was commissioned by Charles 1 of Spain to seek a westbound passage to the Spice Islands comprised five boats. It set sail from Seville on the 10th August 1519 and in 1522 the Victoria was the[…]
If you look at the gathering list of entrants for this year’s Rally you may notice that Our Boys is amongst those coming. She is very much a part of our nautical heritage and registered on the list of National Historic Ships. Built in 1904 in East Looe where she was registered as FY 201[…]
Each year we try to invite a selection of boats of special interest for both the crews and public to see. This year we had hoped to get one of the Brixham Sail Trawlers and we have just had confirmation that Vigilance will be coming. She is a noble ketch rigged vessel of some 78feet[…]
We are delighted that all three of the Trust boats are coming to the Rally. Moosk, the 110 years old Gaff Yawl needed a refit last year so could not attend but all freshly refurbished she will be there this year. The trusty Tectona and flighty Pegasus will also be there and it looks as though Pegasus will also[…]
It was the weather ! Sadly we had a number of boats cancel because of the weather conditions and the forecasted gales likely to cause them problems for their return. Despite the racing having to be cancelled for the first time for many years, the social side made up a lot for the disappointment and a[…]