Falmouth Cornwall will host the 2014 Funchal 500 Tall Ships Race.
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It is anticipated that a fleet of about 30 tall ships made up of approximately 8 of the very large Class A square rigged ships, traditionally rigged Class B vessels and Class C and D yachts. The Tall Ships will race from Falmouth at the beginning of September to the Port of Aveiro in Portugal before the stage race to Funchal, Madeira.
||In 1998 when the Tall Ships Festival was last hosted in Falmouth, 150,000 people came to experience the Tall Ships race which contributed some £24 million into the local economy. Due to the significant impact the Tall Ships will bring again to the port and district we have agreed to be the lead accountable body for the event".
“Falmouth played host to the international Tall Ships Race in 1982, and many people will remember the huge success of the Tall Ships Festival in 1998. The port now has a permanent organisation in place to welcome sail training ships, and is recognised as a ‘sail training friendly’ port" said Councillor Mike Cox, Chairman of Carrick District Council. “Hosting the fleet for the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta will serve to strengthen this partnership, as well as the tourism and economic interests of Cornwall. We are delighted with the decision.”
John Hick, Chairman of Falmouth Tall Ships Association commented "We have this great opportunity again in Falmouth to bring many major sail training ships to Falmouth and show them the hospitality that is synonymous with the town. We are delighted to be chosen for the start of this prestigious race”.
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