Charlestown Harbour is staging their first ever Classic Sail Festival taking place in the Inner Harbour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, from Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September.
The festival will celebrate Charlestown’s maritime heritage, classic sail, music, food and drink.
Highlights will include the Parade of Sail as a fleet of classic ships sail into the harbour, a live broadcast from Pirate FM’s Johnny and Holly, and live music including the headline act ‘Mad Dog Mcrea’ – a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz and folk.
“The Classic Sail Festival is gearing up to be a spectacular event. A lot of planning has gone into it and we hope the people of Charlestown and beyond in Cornwall can join us,” said Rolf Munding, owner of Charlestown Harbour.
“The Festival is a real opportunity for us to celebrate traditional vessels as well as the Harbour itself. We have many ships booked to join us, including the likes of the lugger ‘Grayhound’. We really do think the Festival will be a great weekend for people of all ages to enjoy – we have everything from Shanty groups to pirates!” he added.
Visitors to Charlestown can purchase a gangway pass that allows them access to the Inner Harbour and a tour of the ships in the Grade II listed port. Lots of activities await children and families including pirates, musicians and traditional craftspeople.