Tall Ships

Visit us as tall ships return to Falmouth waters in August 2021

Mark your calendar as tall ships return to Falmouth waters! Falmouth has been selected as the Race Start Partner for the Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021 race!

A fleet of tall ships from around the world will arrive in the historic port of Falmouth in the days leading up to the 19th August as part of the Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021. They will be moored in the Carrick Roads and inner harbour, before embarking on a race to A Coruna in Spain.

This exciting event will welcome around 40 vessels into the deep waters of our vibrant port town. Tall ships from various nations will arrive prior to the 19th August race start date (subject to weather, tides and other factors), with the magnificent Class A square-rigged vessels anchoring in the ‘Carrick Roads’, the estuary of the River Fal.

What is a Parade of Sail?
Prior to the Falmouth race start to A Coruna, Spain, the tall ships, along with hundreds of supporting local boats, yachts and marine craft, will sail in company from their moorings in the Carrick Roads and inner harbour, along the coast past Pendennis headland and Falmouth’s beaches. This is a truly fantastic spectacle, one not to be missed and it can be viewed from a number of coastal vantage points in and around Falmouth.