The Inaugural Fish Festival Trawler Race


This year sees the very first trawler race to be held in modern times in Newlyn!

There will be two races, two courses and three classes of boats.

There will be a special prize for the first Cornish sardine boat (Under 15m) to finish.

Prize for the Best Dressed Boat.

To register your entry text your name, name, number and colour of your boat to 07545 806249

Check the home page of the Fish Festival website to see your entry confirmed.

So far, prizes include oilskins, Personal Life Saver, Dunlop Prurofort boots, Ice, Fuel and fishing gear with more promised!

Use working channel 8 at all times.

The soon-to-be ex-Penlee IRB, Paul Alexander will be in attendance as race marshall boat at the start and course completion.


Race start times to be confirmed by Tuesday 23rd – but both races will be in the afternoon with the prize giving around 5pm on the Consols Oils music stage – various local celebrities handing out congratulations and winners prizes!


 

Punt Race Rules:

Registered fishing boats only.

Under 20 ft and with an inboard engine only.

Other competitors may come armed with eggs and flour – be warned!

Race start at 2pm:  Start against the fish market – an air horn will sound a long single blast to indicate ten, then  again with five minutes to go to the start – the start will be four short blasts.

Race finish: First boat to complete the course legally and cross through the gaps will be the winner.

Course: From the start under the fish market leave the harbour, on the outward leg head for the south side of the yellow buoy south of the Gear Pole and round it on your port side – head back on the homeward leg along the front to the finish in the gaps.


 

Under 15m Race Rules:

Under 15m registered fishing boats only.

Race start at 2.30pm on the beach side of the imaginary line between the yellow Sailing Club buoy and the end of the North Pier – an air horn will sound a long single blast to indicate ten, then five minutes to go to the start – the start will be four short blasts.

Race finish: First boat to complete the course legally and cross through the gaps will be the winner.

Warning! – Other competitors may come armed with eggs and flour.

Course:

Leg one, head for the Low Lee buoy and round it from the shore side,

Leg two, head for the yellow buoy off the gear pole and round it form the sea side to make the

Homeward leg to finish in the gaps.

RACE PRIZES

These companies have generously donated prizes for the first Fish Festival Trawler Race! Prizes so far include, Gael Force PFD, your very own fishermen’s apprentice kit; knife sharpener, gloves and bib & brace, fishing reel, two Lobster pots, full set of oilskins, Dunlop Prurofoot boots, 1 ton of ice, with more promised!

Cornish Ice Co Ltd