Fowey, Cornwall. Our home!
A beautiful natural harbour on the south coast of Cornwall. Discover more about our base in Fowey and partnerships we have there
During April 2020; in the middle of a global pandemic we moved the Project and our sail training vessel Helen Mary R to Fowey. Nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the sheltered deep-water of Fowey Harbour is a haven for all manner of boats, from kayaks to cruise ships. The port has a strong history of seafaring and has several sailing & yacht clubs with strong youth sections.
Since 2017 we've been Fowey regatta’s committee boat and every year we have been bowled over by the support, interest, friendship, and passion for the Project in the port. It is a true credit to everyone in Fowey how well their annual regatta is organised, and it has been great to watch from a distance how well everyone works together to make it the success it is. One of Project's real strengths is our ability and desire to build partnerships; to cross promote other organisations and engage with other members of the community, with the sole aim of helping to promote getting young people afloat.
Even during the pandemic we've been able to build and make strong links; these include:
Fowey Harbour is at the heart of Fowey’s tourism and leisure industry and is a busy, bustling and beautiful port to sail into and we are glad to call our home. On top of managing 1500 resident moorings, the Fowey Harbour Team welcome 6000 visiting yachts and motor cruisers to the Harbour each year as well as large shipping, such as cruise liners and cargo ships! We can’t recommend the harbour enough and it’s a fantastic place to visit.
We'd like to thank Captain Thomas, Jonathan Pritchard and the team for their belief and support for Morvargh Sailing Project, without their help moving the Project to Fowey would not have happened.
Fowey River Academy
Fowey River Academy is a co-educational secondary school with academy status (part of the Leading Edge Academies Partnership), serving a large and diverse catchment area including Fowey the nearby towns of St Blazey and Lostwithiel and surrounding villages. We are proud to have been adopted as the Fowey River Academy boat. With growing evidence linking outdoor education to improved educational outcomes, Helen Mary R will sit at the heart of their extra-curricular programme and provide the ideal environment in which to develop the skills and qualities that lie at the heart of the schools values; ethical, excellence, equity, empathy, evolution, endurance.
Port of Fowey Race Organising Committee (POFROC)
POFROC is an unaffiliated body owned and controlled jointly by the Royal Fowey Yacht Club and Fowey Gallants Sailing Club. They act as one body representing both clubs for the purpose of organising and promoting racing and sailing events in and around the Port of Fowey.
The highlight of our sailing year is the Fowey Royal Regatta, which takes place in the third week of August. This is always an excellent week of racing for both Cruisers (IRC & Byron ratings), Falmouth Working Boats, and local fleets of Troys and Fowey Rivers, as well as three fleets of dinghies!
In 2018 & 2019 POFROC organised for their cadets to join us aboard to take part in the annual opening race of the regatta; racing from Fowey to Flushing in Falmouth, then back. This has proved to be great fun and a fantastic opportunity to give young people a taste of yacht racing! We hope to carry on this tradition once sailing starts again.