World's top yachts sail off Cornwall
Sailing fans have been treated to the sight of some of the world's most exclusive yachts racing off the Cornish coast.
Among the entrants to this year's Pendennis Cup are Athos, which at 61.2 metres is the world's largest privately owned two-masted schooner and one of the world's most technologically sophisticated classic sailing yachts.
It has been racing off Falmouth alongside the schooner Adela, a regular visitor to Pendennis, having been rebuilt by the yard in 1995. It was presented with the cup in 2010.
Other seafaring stunners taking part in the biennial event are Mariette and Mariquita. Built in 1915, the former is a stunning Herre-shoff-designed classic gaff schooner. Mariquita, built in 1911, is a 38m William Fife gaff cutter, which still maintains many historic traditions inclusing wearing traditional sailing uniform.
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The racing is organised by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, with daily battles taking place against the beautiful backdrop of the coastline surrounding the area running from Gull Rock, north of the Roseland peninsula, down to the Manacles, which are located by the Lizard.
The racing continues until tomorrow. Some of the best viewing points are from Pendennis Point, Gyllyngvase Beach and St Mawes.