The Torbay Royal Regatta has been taking place at part of Torbay Week with boats, yachts and races showcasing local sailing talent. And there's a new event this year - teams from local pubs and clubs are competing later in a regatta for non-rowers. The event runs until Wednesday.
Now entering its 5th year, Torbay Week has become one of the premiere sailing regattas in the South West. Jointly organised and run by the four local sailing and yacht clubs, Torbay Week is open to all types of Dinghies and Yachts.
Races are held each day for most boat classes and there are social events hosted in the evenings. For those not taking part on the water, the horseshoe shape of the bay provides plenty of opportunities for spectators. There are also a host of other attractions and land based activities.
It's the first day of the region's largest sailing regatta. Falmouth Week sees around 450 yachts and dingies racing in three fleets over eight days. The event is expected to attract an extra 80,000 visitors to the town. Watch Kathy Wardle's report:
Falmouth Week is underway. It is the largest Regatta in the South West. Around 450 yachts and dinghies are taking part over the next eight days. The event attracts more than 80,000 extra visitors to Falmouth, compared to the other weeks in August.
Falmouth hosts the largest sailing regatta in the South West this week. Visitor numbers are expected to reach 100,000. Around 450 yachts and dinghies race in three fleets across eight days. Over 80,000 extra visitors come to the town compared with the other weeks in August.