Friday, 6 July 2012


No I have not disappeared off the face of the planet, could have been washed away with all the wet weather we have been having,(June was the wettest month since records began OFFICIAL ). At the moment the forecasts for July are not much better.
Anyway it did give me a chance to complete some other things I had to do, so decided to have a blog break and get things finished and I am almost done.
I did manage to get out last weekend and spent an hour at Falmouth where the famous J Class yachts have been racing in Cornwall for the first time,and managed to get a few photo's.
So here are a few of the pics and the write up from the Falmouth Regatta Web Site.


FALMOUTH 26-30 June

The J Class Association is pleased to announce outline plans for a series of spectacular regattas in England during 2012 - the Olympic Year. This will be the first time in history that these four imposing yachts will race together in a fleet.
The first regatta will be based in Falmouth, Cornwall, hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. Races will be held in the bay and along the coastline.
David Pitman said, “The J Class Association chose Falmouth as a UK base for its first 2012 regatta because of the great deep water bay, onshore support services and support from an experienced local Club - the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. The waters around the bay offer the opportunity of great courses for both the competitors and spectators, who can view from the many headlands”.
“Spectators in Falmouth will be the first in the UK to view this wonderful fleet. Four J Class yachts, Velsheda, Ranger, Lionheart and Rainbow, each 140 feet in length, weighing around 200 tons and with a crew of up to thirty are expecting to be ready and prepared for racing in June 2012. Enthusiasts from around the world will be coming to Falmouth to view the yachts and watch the racing, which will be reported live around the world. This will be a yachting event not to be missed!” 


  1. Brilliant images Mate,your first shot looks so real.
    Wonderful set.
    Cya soon.

  2. Now this is serious racing Monty.

  3. Great images of the J class racing

  4. Superb action shots Monts.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  5. Ciao Monts, these sailboats that sail the sea offer a sense of great power!
    Have a good day and welcome back!