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2016 Event Programme


Each year four days of competitive racing during the Pendennis Cup are complemented by an exciting shore-side event programme allowing Owners, Captains, Crew, sponsors and invited guests to enjoy the very best of Cornish hospitality.

Racing Days

Tuesday 28th  and Wednesday 29th June, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July 2016: race start and finish times tbc

Thursday 30th June: Lay Day (no racing)

The start and finish lines are usually located off Pendennis Castle, with the racing yachts visible from Pendennis Point or St Mawes Castle.

Each race day will consist of a morning Skippers briefing, pre-race guest registration and a post race bar open to guests and competitors in the Pendennis Cup marquee on Events Square.


Public Events

The Event Marquee public opening times tbc. Information about the regatta, the yachts, the course and film footage of the previous day’s racing will be on display.

Watching the Racing

Land-Based Vantage points
The tower at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall provides a stunning view of all the fleet whilst moored in Port Pendennis Marina before and after the racing (yachts leaving and return times tbc).
The best place to watch the start and finish of each race will be from Little Dennis (Pendennis Point) with the start/finish line positioned between Pendennis and St Mawes Castles.


Daily Event Schedule

The racing will be complemented by the following events, which are open to racing crew and guests of Pendennis:

Monday 27th – Yacht Registration for the Pendennis Cup Fleet
Captain’s briefing
VIP Captain and Owner’s reception (Owners & Captains, by invitation only)

Tuesday 28th June – Race Day 1
Welcome BBQ
Our welcome event is designed to allow all competitors, sponsors and regatta organisers to enjoy each other’s company after the first day’s racing.

Wednesday 29th June – Race Day 2
Evening event tbc

Thursday 30th June – Lay Day
VIP lunch at Pendennis Shipyard (Owners, Captains & Sponsor representatives, by invitation only)

Friday 1st July – Race Day 3
Crew Curry Night, The Gurkha (race crew only)

Saturday 2nd July – Race Day 4
Awards evening, Location tbc
A spectacular awards ceremony, complemented by a full evening of entertainment (access by invitation only)