28-31 August 2014


Excelsior is a Lowestoft Smack which was built in 1921 to fish in the North Sea in all weathers as one of a fleet of 300 similar vessels. She was fully restored in 1989 to maintain her tough construction and is now a regular competitor in major maritime events, having taken part in the Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Races since 1989.Excelsior can take up to 12 at a time and sails an average of 5,000 miles a year.


Country of Registration UK
Class B
Year built 1921
Rig Gaff Ketch
Length 29.4m

Regatta News

Tall Ships deliver a multi-million pound economic boost

The Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014 provided an economic boost to the tune of £20.9 million in associated spend, with £10.5 million directly attributable to the event, says impact report. Over four days from 28 to 31 August the applauded event which is a finalist in the Large Event of the Year category in the […]

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Praise Rolls in as the Tall Ships Sail Out

Economic impact of over £15 million expected as Cornwall counts the benefits of the fifth Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta Following the largest flotilla in living memory in Falmouth Bay, the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta has come to a close and organisers are evaluating the effects of the spectacular event for the Cornish economy whilst feedback […]

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