2014 Joining Instructions

Falmouth Raid

Monday 1 September – Friday 5 September


Mylor Harbour is best approached from the A390, which is the main road from Truro and Helston.  There is a brown sign for the Mylor Yacht Harbour a little way past the Norway Inn, just after you pass the top of Restronget Creek. Follow these brown signs through Mylor Bridge Village (you will pass Tregunwith Camp Site just before the village). May I suggest that you come on down to the harbour before entering the camp site if you are towing a boat, as space and turning is a little tight.


For those with Sat Nav, please be aware that Church Road in Mylor Bridge DOES NOT go to the Yacht Harbour. If you do go down there, you may be able to extract yourself before the end of the event, but I would not guarantee it.


Thus, follow the brown signs. Come down the hill into the harbour past the War Memorial and the Church; at the bottom of the hill turn immediately left onto Admiralty Quay.  There will be signs (ER5) posted.  We will have a presence on the quay so you can register; have helping hands to launch; give you all the info you need to park your trailer; where to moor the boat; a programme for the week and direct you to your accommodation.


We will be rafting up, so lines and fenders are a must.


From there on, hopefully, its just turn up at the proposed venue at the right time and it will happen.  To help, we are providing a mini bus that will run from the camp site and other locations to the harbour and back virtually on demand, morning and evening, to allow for maximum enjoyment and minimum worry.


The first timed event will be a welcome reception to be held in Mylor Yacht Club, 100 yards from the slipway, at six o’clock on Monday 1st. So we will be there until eight-ish, then we will proceed to Castaways, another sixty or so yards further on. If you are running late come and find us there or perhaps give us a ring just so we don’t worry.


If you intend to come earlier, may I just remind you that The Raid will be paying for your berth on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. If you want to come earlier, you must make arrangements with Mylor Yacht Harbour. The same is true with regard to Tregunwith Camp Site. Those wishing to extend their stay must talk directly to them. I am sure both will be very happy to accommodate you.



I’m sure your craft will be properly equipped for the Raid, but the following are essential;


Life/Jacket/buoyancy aid per crew member

Suitable Clothing

Vessel — positive buoyancy

Bucket / bailer / pump

Mooring lines and fenders

Secondary Propulsion or Paddle or oars



Anchor and line

A handheld VHF is not essential but would be helpful


There is a good chandlers and rigging service at the Harbour, in case of forgotten items or last minute problems.


We hope to see you on the Quay at Mylor Harbour on the 1st September from 09.00hrs. If you have already launched and are down in Mylor please come and register.


Have a safe journey; we look forward to greeting you in Cornwall.


Peter and Terie Chesworth


Useful Numbers:

Peter Chesworth

Home   01209 822054

Mobile  07974 253057


Mylor Yacht Harbour

Postcode TR11 5UF

Tel.  01326 372121


Tregunwith Camp Site

Tel  01872 863049


Responsibility – the legal bit:

Raid England shall not be liable for any loss, damage, death or personal injury howsoever caused to the Owner/Skipper or crew, as a result of their taking part in the Event.  Moreover, every Owner/Skipper warrants the suitability of his boat for the Event.

The safety of a boat and her entire management including insurance shall be the sole responsibility of the Owner/ Skipper, who must ensure that the boat is fully found, thoroughly seaworthy, manned by a crew sufficient in number and experience who are physically fit to face bad weather.

The Owner/Skipper must be satisfied as to the soundness of the hull, spars, rigging and all gear.  He must ensure that all safety equipment is properly maintained, stowed and in date and that the crew know where it is kept and how it is to be used.

Neither the establishment of these conditions, nor their use by Raid England, in any way limits the absolute responsibility of the Owner/ Skipper.