The Tall Ships have arrived and we can’t wait to get out of the office and enjoy the fun.
We’ve put together a little guide for what’s going on around Falmouth so you can make the most of Tall Ships 2014!
Today (28th August) is the first day of the regatta. The tall ships are open to the public until 7:30pm, so you can climb aboard and have a look around the ships. There’s also live music and entertainment around the town, as well as exhibitions and displays at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth Art Gallery and the Princess Pavilion. There’s also lots of children’s activities throughout the town, including art and storytelling at the Maritime Museum.
Friday 29th August - the ships are open to the public again, and as well as children’s activities, exhibitions and displays around the town, Friday is also the day of the inter-ship crew sports competitions that will take place on Gyllyngvase Beach. These are followed by the crew parading through the town in imaginative fancy dress, ending at Events Square for the prize giving ceremony.
The festivities continue through Saturday 30th August with the day ending in a spectacular firework display.
The ships are closed to the public on Sunday 31th August as the crews prepare to sail. The Parade of Sail starts at 11am and will see the ships leaving the harbour and making their way along past the beaches to the starting line off Rosemullion Head. There’s live music and entertainment in the town while everyone gets ready for the start of the race at about 4pm.
The boats will race from Falmouth to Greenwich, London, where they are expected to arrive on the 5th September.
We wish them all the best of luck, and are looking forward to joining in the celebrations.
If you’re in Falmouth to watch the races, don’t forget to pop in to our Falmouth store and say hello!