Classic Cornish gig races

Classic Cornish voices

Classic Cornish luggers

Sailing luggers

Dipping luggers

Visiting classic boats

Newlyn Fish Festival’s regular band of local luggers extends an open invitation to fishing luggers and traditional fishing craft to spend the Bank Holiday weekend joining in with the fun and festivities. Saturday night will see the Old Harbour host a quayside BBQ for visiting and local boats alike.  Come and hear how their are plans to make the Old Harbour a heritage base for local luggers to increase the public’s understanding of the importance of the lugger fleets to the development of the Cornish maritime economy over 150 years.

Sunday not only offers time for a day of sailing in Mount’s Bay but also the chance to participate in this year’s world record Pirates on the Prom attempt! This will incude a ‘raid’ on the harbour at Michael’s Mount to secure a human cargo to be brought to Penzance! The Pirates party on the prom fun starts with the record attempt on Sunday afternoon – pirate dress compulsory – with food and live music till late!

Bank holiday Monday will see the Fish Festival in full swing – with Cornish gig and trawler racing during the day. There is plenty of room for visiting luggers to be in full view of the crowd – or to berth on a pontoon.

Classic Luggers Fishing Boats

Traditional Sculling Races

Crabber Demonstration

Beam Trawl Demonstration

Sardine Boat Demonstration

Inshore Fishing Vessel Demonstration