The Tall Ships Regatta 2014 (Thursday 28 August – Tuesday 9 September), from Falmouth to Greenwich, is officially open for entries and captains and crews are promised a special event, combining exciting racing and a relaxing cruise-in-company.
Falmouth Thursday 28 August - Sunday 31 August
Race Sunday 31 August - Wednesday 03 September
Cruise in company
Wednesday 3 September - Saturday 6 September
Greenwich Sat 6 September - Tuesday 9 September
The race starts from the Tall Ship friendly port of Falmouth reputed to be the third largest natural harbour in the world and an excellent venue for visiting Tall Ships from around the world.
Since the ships first visit in 1966, Falmouth hosted the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta in 2008 and The Tall Ships Race event in 1982. The economic impact of the event left a lasting impression on the area, attracting 100,000 visitors and generating over £12 million for the local economy.
The finish port, Royal Greenwich, will be hosting the first major Tall Ships event since London hosted the Tall Ships Race in 1989.
Paul Bishop, Head of Race Directorate, Sail Training International said, "This Regatta will see an interesting fleet of up to 50 sail training vessels and Tall Ships from around the world competing in competitive racing over three days. It will follow the main Tall Ships Races in 2014 – which visits Harlingen, Netherlands; Fredrikstad, Norway; Bergen, Norway and Esbjerg, Denmark." More details available on the Sail Training International website