‘Mercedes’ was inaugurated in 2005 and takes part in Tall Ships races. She is available for charter with a maximum of 140 passengers. She last visited us for three days in July 2011 and we were able to arrange three day and evening four-hour sails with refreshments at £55 a head and these were really well supported with around 100 each sail. One local firm booked an evening just for... more
Etoile du Roy (previously known as the Grand Turk) is a replica of a three-masted 1780 Royal Navy Frigate complete with cannons which was the type of ship which took part in the Battle of Trafalgar. She was built in Marmaris, Turkey in 1996 for the price of £2m as an action vehicle for the film and TV industry and is well known for depicting HMS Indefatigable in the TV series Hornblower. She... more
Sedov visited Falmouth several times before the Tall Ships Association was started. She is owned by the Murmansk State Technical University and is the largest sail training vessel in the world with a length overall of 1175m and a sail area of 4150m2. She was originally used as a German cargo ship. Now a total of 120 cadets, future navigating officers, ship engineers and radio operators enjoy... more
Mir is our most regular visitor. She was here in June 2004, June 2005, June 2006 and June 2008. Mir ('Peace') is the third ship of of a series of six ships which were built in the 80s at the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. The first of this series is the sister ship built for the Polish navy, Dar Mlodziezy.
The other ships, which were built for the former Soviet Union, were... more
Although she had been here in the past, her first official visit to Falmouth Tall Ships Association was in July 2003, followed by September 2004. Kruzenshtern was the last Cape Horner to be built – in 1926 – and was named the 'Padua'. She first worked carrying cargo on the Chilean nitrate route. With the end of that trade she moved to the grain trade. The big steel barques of the... more
She has her name from the goddess of the hunt and it was as a whaler she began her career on the high seas. The Artemis was built in Norway in 1926 and served as a whaling ship until the end of the Forties, operating mainly in the northern and southern polar seas. From her home port of Oslo, she sailed to Spitsbergen (Svalbard) and into the Bering Sea, fitted with a steam engine, two auxiliary... more