In 2017 this ever popular friendly event attracted over 200 boats from around the country as well from the continent.
As usual the Classics is synchronised with the International Shanty Festival adding greatly to the carnival atmosphere which spreads throughout the town.
This is the 31st year of the Classics and for the last several years berthing has been free thanks to generous sponsorship.
However, this year a token charge of £20 per boat has been introduced to help cover the increasing costs.
Watch the video from the 2017 event to whet your appetite to join us in 2018.