Welcome to Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014!
The sight of white sail tips cresting the horizon of Falmouth Bay will herald a landmark moment in history when Falmouth, Cornwall and Royal Greenwich, London will together host one of the biggest international sailing events in solely English waters.
47 Sail Training vessels from around the world, including 12 of the magnificent square sail Tall Ships, will arrive in Falmouth for four days of festivities from 28th to 30th August before the race start on the 31st.
The whole town will be involved in a packed programme of shore side entertainment, soak up the atmosphere as you explore the activities and events (most of which will be free of charge) and live music from 11.00am, to 11.00pm daily.
Free access to explore the largest ships in The Docks (dependant on tides) on:
- Thursday 28th August from midday to 8.00pm
- Friday 29th August from 10.00am to 8.00pm
- Saturday 30th August from 10.00am to 8.00pm
- Last entry to The Docks 7.00pm each day
- No dogs will be allowed in The Docks, except assistance dogs
- Ships closed to the public on Sunday 31st August
The ships will leave Falmouth in a spectacular Parade of Sail to the start line off Falmouth Bay on Sunday 31st August, from 11.00am to 2.00pm.
They will pass between Henry VIII’s twin Tudor castles of Pendennis and St Mawes, before crossing Falmouth Bay then head eastwards en route to London, sailing up the iconic River Thames to the finish port of Royal Greenwich, where they will enjoy a further five days of celebrations.