Our next Festival will be held on 13-15 July 2018 - see you there!
Boat Owners - please use this form to register for the 2018 Festival
Check back here regularly and we will update the gallery with 2016 pictures
I travel all over the world for my photographic work, but there are few experiences that compare to the Sea Salts and Sail festival held every two years in Mousehole. To watch as the harbour slowly fills with wooden boats is almost akin to time travel. It reminds me of the old sepia postcards showing the Mousehole fleet of fishing luggers lying abreast, hauling canvas and pulling on cordage. The sights, sounds, and smells all mingling to evoke a very different and romantic era. It is a photographer’s dream. When the boats leave to race in the Bay, with St Michael’s Mount in the near distance, it sends a shock of excitement through even the most hardened land lubber. This serves to remind me of the rich maritime heritage of the village I now call home
Paul Massey, photographer and sailor
This festival reveals Mousehole's close relationship with the sea. From kids paddling at low tide, sculling races, to the harbour packed full of historic vessels, it’s when the village really comes to life. The best way to arrive is by boat, of course - I'll be on the 40' lugger Barnabas
Toby Floyer, Sailor
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A Taste of Sea Salts and Sail
To give you the flavour of our festival here is a short video shot over previous years. Here's hoping the weather this year is as good as the shots you will see here!