The inaugural Swallow Boat Raid is proposed for Mon 29 June to Fri 3 July 2015 at Falmouth, Cornwall.  Based at Mylor Yacht Harbour, it will consist of three days of sailing with a day either end for launching and recovery.

The aim of the Raid is to give like-minded Swallow boat owners the opportunity to sail together in the spectacular location of Falmouth Harbour.  There will be a different destination each day for lunch or a cream tea!  Light-hearted competition will be arranged for those who wish to partake but there will be no pressure to join in if you just wish to cruise in company.


Following traditional Raid rules, if the wind dies while you are racing you can use any form of oars or paddles to propel the boat or, if you are cruising, just resort to the outboard!  There will be a couple of RIBs to accompany us and to act as support boats, and we will all keep an eye on each other.

Each night the boats will moor at Mylor Yacht Harbour and dinner will be provided at Castaways Restaurant, overlooking the marina.  There are a variety of accommodation options available in the local area including a campsite, B&Bs and holiday cottages, or you can sleep on board your boat in the marina.

If you are sailing single-handed, or new to Swallow Boats, there will be plenty of other friendly and willing people around to advise and assist, be it with launching, recovery or any other aspect of the Raid.  So, come and join us for an excellent week of sailing and socialization and meet some of your fellow Swallow Boaters!

Below is the programme and outline of cost – if you’re interested then please email for an entry form.  You can only register by getting in touch directly, you cannot register by posting a comment on our website or Facebook page, so please make sure you get in touch by email.  Spaces will be limited so if you’d like to take part please register as soon as possible.


Proposed Programme                            Swallow Boats Raid 2015                     Mylor, Falmouth       


You will be met on arrival for launching on Monday and given everything you will need for the week. There is a good slipway at Mylor and help will be on hand if required. Trailer storage and parking is in the marina car park. The boats will be rafted up in the marina so come prepared with suitable lines and fenders. Apart from launching on Monday and recovery on Thursday evening/Friday, the daily sailing programme will remain flexible to allow for tide and weather conditions.


There will be a briefing of the day’s events every morning at 0900, along with information on the very few hazards in the area. We will include two races per day, for those who wish to participate, and they will be a mixture of passage races and round the cans. Each afternoon we will return to Mylor around 1630-1700 when there will be the opportunity to enjoy a social drink on the boats before dinner.


Meals will be served in Castaways Restaurant, overlooking the marina. Breakfast will be at 0800 (for campers and those living aboard)(Tue-Fri). Dinner will be at 2000 (all participants)(Mon-Thu). A packed lunch will be provided each day (Tue-Thu) and we will also visit the Pandora Inn one afternoon for a Cornish cream tea.


Mon 29 Jun     Arrival, registration and launch boats.


DAY A                  Sail to Helford River and back.

Lunch on the Sailing Club lawn.


DAY B                  Sail to Malpas and back.

Lunch at Roundwood Quay.


DAY C                  Sail to St Mawes/Falmouth.

Lunch at St Just in Roseland.

The Pandora Inn for cream tea and/or a pint.

Return to Mylor.


Thu 2 Jul           Recover boats in the evening if required.


Fri 3 Jul              Recover boats/free sailing.



Proposed Costs (per person)


Camper                £300

Live aboard       £250

Live ashore        £230


Your entry fee includes: marina fees, trailer storage, car parking, local area charts, lunch (Tue-Thu), dinner (Mon-Thu).  In addition, for campers it includes the campsite (Mon-Fri), and for campers and live-aboards it includes breakfast (Tue-Fri).



Safety and Insurance

All participants are responsible for the safety of themselves and their crew and must be able to handle their boats without assistance.  Each participating boat must be fully insured.  The event organisers cannot take responsibility for the safety of individual boats or their crews.