28-31 August 2014


The Parade of Sail will take place on Sunday 31st August 2014.

The Ships will start to undock from 9.00am and the Parade of Sail is expected to start at 11.00am.  The race start is approximately 4.00pm; subject to weather and wind conditions.

They will assemble in Carrick Roads and then head out between St Mawes and Pendennis Castles from around 12.30pm. The magnificent Tall Ships and hundreds of spectator boats will proceed along Falmouth’s beaches towards the mouth of the Helford River and will head out towards the race startline by 3pm.

If you are going to be on the water, it will be busy so please be considerate to others and keep a safe distance away from other craft, particular the competitors. If you need to launch your boat, plan ahead as launching options are limited.

Viewing Car Parks 31 August
The Parade of Sail on Sunday 31 August can be viewed from places around the coast, so you can choose your vantage point depending on where you are travelling from.  There will be temporary car parks with viewing at the locations below. Toilets (including disabled facilities) and first aid facilities are available at all these sites.

St Mawes Football Club (TR2 5UJ): Field, £5. Shuttle bus service to village centre (donations).

St Mawes Newton Farm (TR2 5BS): Field, £10. Panoramic views over the estuary and entrance to Falmouth Bay.

St Mawes Castle (TR2 5DE): Limited parking available for visitors to the castle, £3 payable by all users. Available on a first come, first served basis.

St Anthony Head (TR2 5HA): Field, £10.
Note! The National Trust car park is closed because it will be used for viewing. Parking is being provided on private land so there is NO free parking for Trust members.
Due to the narrow roads there will be traffic restrictions between Gerrans and St Anthony Head. West-bound traffic only (towards the car park) between 9am and 1pm, and East-bound traffic only (from the car park) between 1.30pm and 4pm. Strictly no returns before 1.30pm!

Pendennis Point (Ships & Castles, TR11 4NG): £8 pre-booked only 01326 212129. Ten minutes’ walk to Pendennis Point, or shuttle service 0900 – 1700.
Note! Castle Road and Pendennis Point are closed to traffic Saturday 30 August 1800 – Sunday 31 August 1900, car park access only.
Limited spaces for Blue Badge holders only at Pendennis Point car park, pre- booked 01326 212129 (£2.50 booking fee).
Limited spaces at Pendennis Castle (English Heritage) car park for EH members only (bring proof of membership).

Rosemullion (Mawnan Smith TR11 5HU): Field, £10.

Car Parks at Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth are available as usual.