This regatta has been in existence for over 120 years. It is a traditional Cornish community day, with children’s beach sports in the morning, still with the egg and spoon, sack, 3 leg, etc races plus a mothers and fathers race and free sweets to finish off the fun for the children.
The afternoon starts with the sailing races for local and national classes and the band taking up their position on the quay to commence their musical programme. Mid afternoon the aquatic events take place in the harbour with swimming, rowing, shovel, and novelty races. One and All are welcome.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall were in St Mawes this morning to officially name the new pedestrian Ferry.
During their 40 minute visit Prince Charles and Camilla walked around the village quay and spoke to Andy and Julie, propierters of the St Mawes Post office, The Curtis family, owners of the St Mawes Bakery, Local Fisherman Peter Green and wife Angie [MFV Celestial Dawn], 'Scruff', local fisherman [MFV Bobbie Dee], before listing to the singing by the St Mawes Primary School.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will be in St Mawes on Friday the 11th of July to officially name the new St Mawes pedestrian ferry.
The new ferry, owned and operated by Cornwall Ferries (part of King Harry Ferry) will be named by Camillla, Duchess of Cornwall. As part of their visit Prince Charles and Camilla will be meeting children from the local primary school, local business owners and perhaps onlookers and visitors.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will be naming the new St Mawes ferry on Friday.
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Twenty Dolphins have died in the Percuil River, St Mawes, after becoming stranded in unfamiliar shallow waters.It is thought that a number greater than twenty swam up the river chasing prey when they got into difficulties as this type of dolphin is not used to navigating the shallow waters.