Looe Lugger Regatta

21 June – 22 June

Looe Lugger Regatta

What’s it all about?

This bi-annual regatta in the busy seaside town of Looe is a celebration of the area’s fishing heritage. Traditional Luggers, small, two masted sailing boats once common along the coasts of England and France, head to the town for the regatta. Boats will arrive in Looe from the 18th June.

What happens?

During the regatta, the Luggers, some of which sail across the channel from France, compete in six races spread over the two days of competition. Around fifty boats, many of which were built more than a hundred years ago and lovingly restored by their owners, unfurl their sails in the harbour creating a magnificent spectacle.

How can you take part?

The seaside town of Looe is still very much a working fishing port where level streets snake their way to the beach near the town’s banjo-shaped pier passing a mix of shops and eateries, many of which are located in buildings dating from the 16th and17th centuries. In the west of the town, you can watch the races out at sea from the large beach and harbour. Across the river in west Looe you can get a grandstand view on the long stretch of Hannafore beach overlooking Looe Island. To wind down after a day of racing there is entertainment on the Saturday evening in Looe fish market.

Did you know?

Cornish luggers were the principal vessel of the Cornish fishing industry during its heyday. They were also used as privateer ships and for smuggling back the in 18th and 19th centuries when their speed and manoeuvrability became invaluable in outrunning revenue ships.

Tickets / Price Guides

Ticket Type
Free Admission

Opening Times

June 21, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Saturday, Sunday,


Looe Lugger Regatta
The harbour and bay
Looe Cornwall PL13 1AA

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