Thousands expected to watch Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta parade of sail today

Thousands expected to watch Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta parade of sail today

More than 35,000 people have visited the tall ships and Falmouth each day

Falmouth town centre has seen a lot of people

First published in Falmouth Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014
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More than 100,000 people are expected to flock to Falmouth today to watch the spectacular Parade of Sail as the final part of the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014.

Organisers are already declaring the four day event a spectacular success with more than 35,000 people visiting Falmouth and the docks each day so far. Thousands more are expected today.

The Tall Ships will be slipping anchor from the docks at around 9am with smaller craft joining the larger vessels to assemble in the Carrick Roads to parade past St Mawes, St Anthony Lighthouse, then turning right to proceed past Pendennis Point, passing the town's beaches to Rosemullion and the mouth of the Helford River.

From 3pm the ships will disperse to the start line a few miles off shore.

The race will be started by Lieutenant Commander Steven Banfield from his river class off shore patrol vessel HMS Severn.

In total, 46 Sail Training vessels, including 11 of the magnificent square sail Tall Ships, will take part in the race, making this one of the biggest sailing events in solely English waters.

The ships then head eastwards en-route to the finish line just off the Isle of Wight and continue to London, sailing up the River Thames to the finish port of the Royal Greenwich where they will enjoy a further five days of celebrations.

* Don't miss next week's Falmouth Packet for your 12 page Falmouth Tall Ships souvenir special.

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10:52am Sun 31 Aug 14

Vivien Uff says...

Brilliant weather for amazing Parade of Sail NOW amidst a giant flotilla. Live the history of Falmouth's (Post Office) Packet ships which once filled the inner harbour. Remember famous passengers like Florence Nightingale who waited for passage at the Greenbank hotel. Picture Victorians in crinolines staying in the former Royal Hotel (crest opposite Seasalt on HSBC) treading carefully through the market stalls on Fish Strand Quay. Let children's imaginations run wild about pirates attacking Falmouth Packets worldwide, not just Johnny Depp in the Carribbean. Talk about contraband and the last reading of the Riot Act. So many ways to follow up today's Tall Ships with research into Falmouth's proud seafaring history. I only scratched the surface with my pocket leaflets based on the Shuttle Bus route through the old town (available at Tourist spots) and downloadable Amazon walkabouts and am adding details of a distant relative, Sam Andrew, one of the last windjammer captains here. Falmouth is fascinating. Enjoy seeing history in action today. Vivien Uff
Brilliant weather for amazing Parade of Sail NOW amidst a giant flotilla. Live the history of Falmouth's (Post Office) Packet ships which once filled the inner harbour. Remember famous passengers like Florence Nightingale who waited for passage at the Greenbank hotel. Picture Victorians in crinolines staying in the former Royal Hotel (crest opposite Seasalt on HSBC) treading carefully through the market stalls on Fish Strand Quay. Let children's imaginations run wild about pirates attacking Falmouth Packets worldwide, not just Johnny Depp in the Carribbean. Talk about contraband and the last reading of the Riot Act. So many ways to follow up today's Tall Ships with research into Falmouth's proud seafaring history. I only scratched the surface with my pocket leaflets based on the Shuttle Bus route through the old town (available at Tourist spots) and downloadable Amazon walkabouts and am adding details of a distant relative, Sam Andrew, one of the last windjammer captains here. Falmouth is fascinating. Enjoy seeing history in action today. Vivien Uff Vivien Uff
  • Score: 1

11:07am Sun 31 Aug 14

Vivien Uff says...

Binoculars will be needed to see the line up before 3pm but what an excellent opportunity for families to explore every little strand along from opposite the Horn Works, round Pendennis (with gun turrets to explore), along to Castle beach, Tunnel, Gyllingvase , Swanpool, Sunny Cove and on to Maenporth. My Amazon downloadable Smart Phone or Tablet 'Falmouth's 5Fab Beach Walk' highlights the hotspots to enjoy year round not just on a brilliant occasion like the Tall Ships. Vivien Uff
Binoculars will be needed to see the line up before 3pm but what an excellent opportunity for families to explore every little strand along from opposite the Horn Works, round Pendennis (with gun turrets to explore), along to Castle beach, Tunnel, Gyllingvase , Swanpool, Sunny Cove and on to Maenporth. My Amazon downloadable Smart Phone or Tablet 'Falmouth's 5Fab Beach Walk' highlights the hotspots to enjoy year round not just on a brilliant occasion like the Tall Ships. Vivien Uff Vivien Uff
  • Score: 1

1:32pm Sun 31 Aug 14

victoriameldrew says...

Vivien Uff wrote:
Brilliant weather for amazing Parade of Sail NOW amidst a giant flotilla. Live the history of Falmouth's (Post Office) Packet ships which once filled the inner harbour. Remember famous passengers like Florence Nightingale who waited for passage at the Greenbank hotel. Picture Victorians in crinolines staying in the former Royal Hotel (crest opposite Seasalt on HSBC) treading carefully through the market stalls on Fish Strand Quay. Let children's imaginations run wild about pirates attacking Falmouth Packets worldwide, not just Johnny Depp in the Carribbean. Talk about contraband and the last reading of the Riot Act. So many ways to follow up today's Tall Ships with research into Falmouth's proud seafaring history. I only scratched the surface with my pocket leaflets based on the Shuttle Bus route through the old town (available at Tourist spots) and downloadable Amazon walkabouts and am adding details of a distant relative, Sam Andrew, one of the last windjammer captains here. Falmouth is fascinating. Enjoy seeing history in action today. Vivien Uff
why are people thumbing you down? beyond me
[quote][p][bold]Vivien Uff[/bold] wrote: Brilliant weather for amazing Parade of Sail NOW amidst a giant flotilla. Live the history of Falmouth's (Post Office) Packet ships which once filled the inner harbour. Remember famous passengers like Florence Nightingale who waited for passage at the Greenbank hotel. Picture Victorians in crinolines staying in the former Royal Hotel (crest opposite Seasalt on HSBC) treading carefully through the market stalls on Fish Strand Quay. Let children's imaginations run wild about pirates attacking Falmouth Packets worldwide, not just Johnny Depp in the Carribbean. Talk about contraband and the last reading of the Riot Act. So many ways to follow up today's Tall Ships with research into Falmouth's proud seafaring history. I only scratched the surface with my pocket leaflets based on the Shuttle Bus route through the old town (available at Tourist spots) and downloadable Amazon walkabouts and am adding details of a distant relative, Sam Andrew, one of the last windjammer captains here. Falmouth is fascinating. Enjoy seeing history in action today. Vivien Uff[/p][/quote]why are people thumbing you down? beyond me victoriameldrew
  • Score: 4

1:51pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

victoriameldrew wrote:
Vivien Uff wrote:
Brilliant weather for amazing Parade of Sail NOW amidst a giant flotilla. Live the history of Falmouth's (Post Office) Packet ships which once filled the inner harbour. Remember famous passengers like Florence Nightingale who waited for passage at the Greenbank hotel. Picture Victorians in crinolines staying in the former Royal Hotel (crest opposite Seasalt on HSBC) treading carefully through the market stalls on Fish Strand Quay. Let children's imaginations run wild about pirates attacking Falmouth Packets worldwide, not just Johnny Depp in the Carribbean. Talk about contraband and the last reading of the Riot Act. So many ways to follow up today's Tall Ships with research into Falmouth's proud seafaring history. I only scratched the surface with my pocket leaflets based on the Shuttle Bus route through the old town (available at Tourist spots) and downloadable Amazon walkabouts and am adding details of a distant relative, Sam Andrew, one of the last windjammer captains here. Falmouth is fascinating. Enjoy seeing history in action today. Vivien Uff
why are people thumbing you down? beyond me
I was just wondering the same thing. I have just thumbed them all up.

I think it is good that Vivien Uff shows so much vitality and enthusiasm for something that is bringing so much to Falmouth.
[quote][p][bold]victoriameldrew[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vivien Uff[/bold] wrote: Brilliant weather for amazing Parade of Sail NOW amidst a giant flotilla. Live the history of Falmouth's (Post Office) Packet ships which once filled the inner harbour. Remember famous passengers like Florence Nightingale who waited for passage at the Greenbank hotel. Picture Victorians in crinolines staying in the former Royal Hotel (crest opposite Seasalt on HSBC) treading carefully through the market stalls on Fish Strand Quay. Let children's imaginations run wild about pirates attacking Falmouth Packets worldwide, not just Johnny Depp in the Carribbean. Talk about contraband and the last reading of the Riot Act. So many ways to follow up today's Tall Ships with research into Falmouth's proud seafaring history. I only scratched the surface with my pocket leaflets based on the Shuttle Bus route through the old town (available at Tourist spots) and downloadable Amazon walkabouts and am adding details of a distant relative, Sam Andrew, one of the last windjammer captains here. Falmouth is fascinating. Enjoy seeing history in action today. Vivien Uff[/p][/quote]why are people thumbing you down? beyond me[/p][/quote]I was just wondering the same thing. I have just thumbed them all up. I think it is good that Vivien Uff shows so much vitality and enthusiasm for something that is bringing so much to Falmouth. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 7

12:35am Mon 1 Sep 14

Andrea brown says...

As a regular visitor to falmouth can I congratulate everyone involved in ensuring everyone had a wonderful time this last few days, well orgaised and well executed. An amazing opportunity to see some breath taking sights. I have lots of photos to capture the scenes. I do hope the young man who's boat sadly sank in the harbour is ok, can't say the same for his boat :(
Thank you falmouth xx
As a regular visitor to falmouth can I congratulate everyone involved in ensuring everyone had a wonderful time this last few days, well orgaised and well executed. An amazing opportunity to see some breath taking sights. I have lots of photos to capture the scenes. I do hope the young man who's boat sadly sank in the harbour is ok, can't say the same for his boat :( Thank you falmouth xx Andrea brown
  • Score: 5

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