Falmouth has a history of hosting the spectucular Tall Ships and 2021 sees them return to the port once again to host the start of the Magellan-Elcano Tall Ships race taking place on Thursday 19th August 2021.
When is the Falmouth Tall Ships Event?
The Falmouth Tall Ships event takes place in Falmouth from 17th - 19th August 2021.
When is the Parade of Sail?
The Parade of Sail will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 19th 2021, with the race start immediately afterwards (timings to be confirmed). The Tall Ships, together with a flotilla of supporting boats and yachts, will slip their moorings in Carrick Roads and Falmouth's inner harbour to sail past Pendennis headland and Falmouth's beaches.
Where will the ships race to?
The race is from a point in Falmouth Bay to A Coruna in northern Spain.
Who organises the Tall Ships event?
Falmouth 2021 has been secured thanks to the Falmouth Town Team (Falmouth Town Council and Falmouth BID), Perfect Events Group and Falmouth Tall Ships Association. These organisations along with Falmouth Harbour Commissioners with support from ships liaison volunteers, with be the delivery team. Tall Ships races coming under the global umbrella of Sail Training International.
What to look out for
The tall ships will arrive in Falmouth harbour from around the world in the days leading up to the 19th August as part of the Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021.
For more details, go to the Visit Falmouth Website