What to Expect
Falmouth has been selected as the Race Start Partner for the Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021 race.
As the official Race Start Partner, Falmouth is expecting up to 30 tall ships from around the world to arrive for three days of festivities. This spectacular, global annual event takes place in European waters over the summer months and consists of two racing legs of several hundred nautical miles, and a cruise in company between the legs.
The 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, before embarking on a race to A Coruna in Spain. The ships moored in the harbour can be viewed from Prince of Wales Pier, Church Street Car Park, Custom House Quay and Events Square. There are also ticketed daily boat trips from Prince of Wales Pier for visitors to have a closer view of the ships and their crews.
There will also be a packed schedule of onshore activities, culminating in the memorable Parade of Sail event on Thursday 19th August. All subject to Covid19 guidelines.
How to get there
Falmouth Docks is the closest station which you get to on the Maritime Line from Truro. Please note, Falmouth Town Station will be closed for the event.
Things to do in Falmouth
The coastal town of Falmouth has a busy calendar of events, including an annual oyster festival
The event is expected to be very popular. Queuing systems will be in place at Truro and Falmouth Docks Station. Please arrive early.