Looe Lugger Regatta

...unique Cornish boat racing

The biennial Looe Lugger Regatta returns this summer in what promises to be a typically exciting affair.

Taking place in 2011 over the weekend 3rd-5th June, the Looe Lugger Regatta provides a picturesque spectacle for sailing enthusiasts and Joe Public alike.

A lugger is a traditional and now largely obsolete fishing boat, most common in the 1920s until they fizzled out of practical use in the 1970s. Today the remaining luggers are owned by enthusiasts and lovingly-restored.

The regatta sees boats, some of which are over 100 years old, racing and recreating magnificent scenes from days long gone.

Boats from Looe, other parts of Cornwall and the UK, and even French luggers take part in racing over two days. 

Racing begins at 10.30 on the Saturday with an 11.30 start on the Sunday. Excellent vantage points can be found at West Looe, Hannafore and from the Banjo Pier.

There will be no Regatta in 2012 and will return for 2013.


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015