Festival of Sail postponed

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Charlestown Harbour’s Classic Festival of Sail has been postponed until 2021 in response to Covid-19.

The three-day festival, the first of which was held last year, was set to take place in September, bringing together over 25 classic sailing ships into St Austell bay and Charlestown Harbour.

Jessy Atkinson, Charlestown Harbour’s vessel manager, said: “Although a very tough decision and one we didn’t take lightly, our team feel postponing until 2021 is what’s necessary to help keep everyone safe.

“We know, like us, many will be left disappointed but we’re very thankful to the visitors and the residents of Charlestown for their understanding and support during this challenging time. The sailing crews are already looking forward to visiting us for the festival next year!”

Dates for 2021 are currently being confirmed and hoped to be announced shortly.