I’ve just found this page of photos from what must have been a magnificent event down at Looe last year. I haven’t found any evidence of anything similar in 2010, but it would be great to know whether there are any plans for the future.
In the meantime, there are three web pages that are particularly interesting in relation to the boats themselves that the Looe folks invited, including some celebrated craft:
- Class A luggers: fully-decked luggers, exceeding 30ft
- Class B luggers: smaller, inshore fishing vessels – usually used for crabbing, long-lining, netting and the like – generally open boats under 30ft in length
- Beer luggers: clinker-built beach boats also once employed in drift-netting, long-lining and crabbing, but which are now used for racing
PS – Here’s a link to the 2013 regatta and a nice gallery of photos.