2021 Tall Ships Race

19th August 2021

Falmouth is on course for a much welcomed major economic boost as the port is to start the Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021 Tall Ships Race when up to 40 of these magnificent sailing vessels are expected to arrive in the port to to participate.

The race will start in Falmouth on August 19 with vessels arriving during the previous week. Falmouth has a very good rapport with Sail Training International (STI) who co-ordinate these remarkable events. The maritime event will mark the sixth time Falmouth has hosted the tall ships, with the inaugural one for the town being held in 1966.

Given current surrounding circumstances related to Covid and potentially necessary social distancing and safety measures, the 2021 Falmouth event will be operationally innovative, whilst adhering to all necessary Government guidelines.