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Tall Ship Sailing Taster for Falmouth Tall Ships

  • Vessel: Irene
  • Where: Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Embark: Falmouth - 17 August 2023, 17:00
  • Disembark: Falmouth - 19 August 2023, 10:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in Twin Cabin Ensuite£725.00 £181.25
Twin Cabin Ensuite (single occupancy)£1,086.00 £271.50
Stateroom Double Cabin Ensuite (double occupancy)£825.00 £206.25
Stateroom Double Cabin Ensuite (single occupancy)£1,235.00 £308.75

Sail with Irene as she explores the Cornish coast during Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta.

Join historic tall ship Irene for a sailing holiday in Cornwall as Falmouth hosts the annual Tall Ships Regatta Race with celebrations of all things tall ships, Cornish and maritime!

  • Hands-on sailing experience
  • Private cabins
  • Great for beginners
  • Onshore festival
  • Gala dinner

YOUR SAILING AREA

Falmouth, Cornwall

Falmouth is a major attraction for locals and visitors alike. With its origins as a local sailing regatta dating back at least as far as 1837, the town has evolved into not only a major sailing destination in the Southwest but also an opportunity for sailors and landlubbers to enjoy the many daytime and evening events in the picturesque seaside town of Falmouth in Cornwall.

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Tall Ships Regatta

The weekend will see Irene providing guests with the perfect floating base while they explore the many attractions, live concerts, street stalls and events that will be happening throughout the town. Enjoy a bijou gala meal as you arrive onboard before taking part in the fascinating display of the parade of sail on Friday.




Life on Board

Irene requires no previous sailing experience to jump aboard – only a lust for adventure!  Under the guidance of her fully trained crew, you are invited to get actively involved in all aspects of sailing Irene. From hoisting her sails, trimming the ropes, taking the helm and getting her ready for anchor – this truly is a hand-on sailing holiday perfect for those that want to learn more about life aboard a historic classic boat. Irene has been sailing Cornish waters for over 100 years! Her first cargo voyage to Penzance was recorded in 1907 so she is certainly no stranger to this beautiful coastline.

Her dedicated crew will be on hand at all times to point you in the right direction with her chef hand-cooking all meals on board. With private cabins and large communal space below decks, there’s plenty of space to relax after a day of sailing if star-gazing on deck doesn’t take up too much of the evening!

Read more about what to expect from Life onboard Irene here.

Irene

Guest berths: 10 Rig: Ketch

From an Edwardian cargo vessel to floating family home and now a chartered sailing vessel, Irene’s had a fascinating life. She’s been the darling of the silver screen, sank in the Caribbean, towed across the Atlantic and re-built in Cornwall. Now she earns her keep sailing guests around the Cornish coast and the Isles of Scilly. Her most recent re-fit has seen the addition of all the mod-cons and safety equipment you’d expect of a modern day charter boat. She carries a crew of professional mariners who love sharing their passion for this old lady of the seas.

From sailing the Cornish coast to exploring the beautiful archipelago of the Scilly Isles, Irene’s sailing holidays range from weekend breaks to week-long explorations taking in some of the most stunning sailing destinations in the UK.  From beginners to old hands there’s something to suit all experiences and whether you’re solo travellers or a couple, Irene certainly welcomes all.

Traditionally rigged with a full time crew, Irene encourages guests to actively involved in all aspects of sailing. From taking the helm, hoisting the sails and general rope work, the crew are well versed in taking complete novices and guiding them through all they need to know to make the most of their tall ship sailing holiday. Below decks she has been well-considered with private ensuite cabins and even a luxury state room with its own lounge area, double bed and bathroom. Her generous saloon has space for relaxing, ample dining space for those hearty home-cooked meals after a day in the sea air and a generous galley where the onboard cook will keep you fed from start to finish.

Read more here about what to expect from Life onboard Irene.

More about Irene

FAQ

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price (breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks - alcohol is not included).

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes, please let us know when making your booking.

  • What language is spoken onboard?

    English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    4x twin ensuite cabins, 1x state

  • Do I need to tip the crew?

    Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    5

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes.

  • Is there an age limit?

    No, children are fine as long as parents assume full responsibility and they bring their own dated, inflatable lifejacket.

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes. But not children's ones, they must be brought with you.

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.

  • Will I be sea sick?

    Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.

Locations

From: Falmouth

To: Falmouth

PARKING:

You can leave your car at any of the Long Stay car parks with a weekly or overnight ticket. You can pay using the JustPark app on your phone which can be easier. Try Church Street TR11 3RQ or The Dell TR11 3HP.

BY RAIL:

There are direct trains with Great Western Railway to Truro from starting routes of Plymouth, Exeter St Davids, Cardiff Central and London Paddington. Once at Truro station you will need to change onto the Maritime line to Falmouth Town Station.

BY AIR:

The quickest way into the county during the spring/summer months, Newquay Airport requires taking either a taxi to Truro Train Station for the onward rail travel, or a taxi direct to Falmouth.

STAY IN FALMOUTH:

There are plenty of places to stay in Falmouth. Try The Chain Locker, Cutty Sark Inn or Seaview Inn.

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