Sailing enthusiasts are in for a treat this month when the historic tall ship Wylde Swan visits Falmouth.

The 60-metre long schooner will be in port from October 25 for three days.

Formerly known as "herring hunter Jemo," she was built nearly 100 years ago.

It is the largest two-masted topsail schooner in the world.

The visit promises to be a weekend to remember with three opportunities to get on board.

The first will be during an open evening at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club (RCYC) on Friday October 25.

The RCYC is offering the chance to come on board and learn about the Wylde Swan's fascinating history between 5pm and 8pm.

Wylde Swan will be setting sail in Falmouth Bay on Saturday October 26.

Enjoy an afternoon out on the water witnessing first-hand what is is like to sail on an historic ship for £40.

Refreshments and a light lunch are included. It will take place between 2pm and 5pm.

On Sunday October 27 there will be a roast dinner aboard the Wylde Swan.

Head along to the final event and tuck into a roast dinner served from midday.

Tickets are £35 per person and the event will last until 2pm. Alternative roast options will be provided to meet dietary requirements.

The ship sets off from Cowes on the Isle of Wight on October 21 for a four-day journey to Falmouth.

Budding sailors can take part in the trip, learning about life aboard a tall ship with miles counting towards the RYA Certificate.

For more details on all the activities on offer and to purchase tickets, visit