Falmouth dates for 2014 Tall Ships Regatta announced

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth dates for 2014 Tall Ships Regatta announced Falmouth dates for 2014 Tall Ships Regatta announced

Race organisers, Sail Training International, have announced the dates for the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta.

Up to 50 ships will gather in Falmouth, including a number of the impressive Class A square-rigged vessels, for three days of festivities, before the Race start on Sunday, August 31.

The large square-rigged vessels will be berthed at Queen’s Wharf in Falmouth Docks and will be open to the public from August 28 to 30. The Ships Crew parade will bring a flurry of colour and activity to the town centre streets, culminating with prize giving, before the ships and their crew prepare for the Race start.

Ships will pass between the twin Castles of Pendennis and St Mawes in a magnificent parade of sail into Falmouth Bay to the start line, before heading eastwards towards the English Channel, navigating a series of waypoints in the western approaches to take advantage of the forecasted wind to maximise the racing conditions, with the finish line off the Isle of Wight.

Falmouth Packet:

The ships will then have the opportunity to stop-over briefly in French or English ports en route to Greenwich. The crews will enjoy a full programme of activities in Greenwich over four days including the prize giving on Sunday, September 7. The finish port, Royal Greenwich, will be hosting the first major Tall Ships event since London hosted the Tall Ships Race in 1989.

Since the Tall Ships first visited Falmouth in 1966, the port has hosted the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta in 2008, the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race in 1998 and The Tall Ships Race n 1982. The economic impact of the 2008 event left a lasting impression on the area, attracting 100,000 visitors and generating over £12 million for the local economy.

The Regatta will see an interesting fleet of training vessels and Tall Ships from around the world competing in competitive racing over three days. It will follow the main Tall Ships Races in 2014 – which visits Harlingen, Netherlands; Fredrikstad, Norway; Bergen, Norway and Esbjerg, Denmark.

Follow the latest information about the event plans in Falmouth on Twitter @tallships_2014 and at thepacket.co.uk.

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5:22pm Tue 14 May 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

They are certainly a spectacular sight.
They are certainly a spectacular sight. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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6:53pm Tue 14 May 13

victoriameldrew says...

I'm sure Guest01 will approve - no diesel or pollutants in sight!
I'm sure Guest01 will approve - no diesel or pollutants in sight! victoriameldrew
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7:14pm Tue 14 May 13

Lanty Slee says...

Plenty of posh-o's around spending their ill gotten gains as well.
Plenty of posh-o's around spending their ill gotten gains as well. Lanty Slee
  • Score: -1

11:48pm Tue 14 May 13

Cornish heath says...

Lanty Slee can't be a local resident. Hundreds of ordinary working folk flock to the town to see these ships, and having myself seen every Tall Ship event in the town that was a ridiculous comment to make!
Lanty Slee can't be a local resident. Hundreds of ordinary working folk flock to the town to see these ships, and having myself seen every Tall Ship event in the town that was a ridiculous comment to make! Cornish heath
  • Score: 1

10:28am Wed 15 May 13

ucsweb says...

This time, please can we have some properly organised parking. With signs and extra park and ride sites.
Not all of the main and side roads blocked with traffic that doesn't know where it is going, while looking for free parking or short walking distances.
This time, please can we have some properly organised parking. With signs and extra park and ride sites. Not all of the main and side roads blocked with traffic that doesn't know where it is going, while looking for free parking or short walking distances. ucsweb
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1:56pm Wed 15 May 13

guest01 says...

There is a train station. 3 of them in fact.
There is a train station. 3 of them in fact. guest01
  • Score: 2

2:04pm Wed 15 May 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

How do I get a train from the Lizard lol
How do I get a train from the Lizard lol Gillian Zella Martin 09
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12:27pm Fri 17 May 13

molesworth says...

I do hope those Mexican chaps return. They were worth a guinea a minute.
I do hope those Mexican chaps return. They were worth a guinea a minute. molesworth
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11:33am Sat 18 May 13

ronedgcumbe says...

I remember the mexicans from 1998. They where singing la bamba. Happy days.
I remember the mexicans from 1998. They where singing la bamba. Happy days. ronedgcumbe
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