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J Class yacht race spectacle comes to Cornwall

21st June 2012 Print
Views from Harbour Cottage in Cornwall

Visitors to Falmouth, Cornwall are in for a real treat this month with the arrival of some of the biggest and finest super yachts.

The J Class Regatta, running from the 26th – 30th June 2012, will see four imposing and beautiful yachts racing together as a fleet.

Velsheda, Ranger, Lionheart and Rainbow are each 140 feet in length, weigh around 200 tons and have crews of up to thirty.

The yachts are a spectacular sight and, whether moored up in the harbour or racing along the coastline, are not to be missed!

Many of the headlands in Falmouth and St Mawes are great places to watch the races, which start from around Pendennis point.

For those wishing to stay in this area, have a range of discounted properties with sea views available during this time:

Quirky cottage for two in Falmouth

Perfectly located in the heart of Falmouth and with spectacular sea views, Harbour Cottage (sleeps 2) is ideal for watching the boats sail around the beautiful historic harbour. The quirky cottage boasts views from the kitchen and living room as well as from the garden and is only a short stroll to the centre of Falmouth with its great selection of bars and restaurants. A short stay from Monday 25 – Saturday 30 June 2012 costs £308.74 (was £359)

Luxury family house in St Mawes

Located in one of St Mawes’ most exclusive roads and just a short walk from the harbour, Pedn Lodge (sleeps 8) is a fabulous family escape with views across St Mawes Bay to Pendenis Castle and St Anthony Headland. The accommodation is modern, light and spacious comprising of four bedrooms, open plan living areas and outside, there is a large patio area leading out onto a fully enclosed landscaped garden. There is also parking for 3 cars, plus a double garage for storage. A week’s stay from Wednesday 27 June 2012 costs £1199.20 (was £1499).

Watch the world go by in St Mawes

Set over two floors in a prominent historic building in the centre of St Mawes, The Watch House (sleeps up to 6) is an immaculately presented three-bedroom luxury apartment. Well suited to families or a group of friends, there is one king size room, one double room and one single room that also has a further pull out bed. The open plan living space has large windows offering uninterrupted views overlooking the harbour - a wonderful place to relax and watch the world go by. A week’s stay from Saturday 23 June 2012 is £623.20 (was £779.00).

Visit for more information.

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Views from Harbour Cottage in Cornwall Family luxury at Pedn Lodge in St Mawes Watch the world go by in the luxury of The Watch House in St Mawes