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A Spectacle of Tall Ships

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Mon 14-08-2023, 16:00Falmouth, Cornwall Sat 19-08-2023, 10:00Falmouth, Cornwall Phoenix 5 NightsPX140823

Set sail from Falmouth aboard stunning brig Phoenix and explore the local coastline by sail while learning the ropes. You’ll stay fairly close to Falmouth during this adventure, and over the course of the week the excitement will rise as more and more vessels arrive for the start of the Tall Ships Race.

Some of the world’s largest and most impressive tall ships will be descending on Falmouth, and Phoenix will be enjoying weaving in between them, and sailing out to meet them as they arrive.

All of that, on top of the usual fantastic sailing, great food and good company!

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IDEAL VOYAGE FOR…

Adventurous beginners and experienced sailors alike who want to see one of the biggest spectacles in the maritime calendar, whilst enjoying fantastic sailing aboard their own eye-catching ship.

Phoenix

Sailing Areas New Zealand
Vessel type / Rig 2 Masted Brig
Guest Berths 10
Beam 7.2m (23.5ft)
Draft 2.5m (8.2ft)
Overall Length 34m (112ft)
Tonnage 80 GT
Year Built 1929
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Voyage Description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Getting up close and personal with a huge variety of sailing ships
  • A flexible itinerary allows the crew to maximise the sailing (and the fun!)
  • A mixture of evenings spent either anchored in beautiful seclusion or enjoying the festivities ashore
  • Be part of the spectacle on your own famous square rigger, star of many films and TV shows
  • Learn the ropes on a stunning brig under the guidance of a friendly crew
Falmouth Tall Ships Race 2023
Falmouth Tall Ships Race 2023

The Best Seats in the House

Falmouth will be jumping for the Tall Ships Races, and staying on board Phoenix allows you to not only enjoy fantastic sailing, and the opportunity to get much closer in to the other tall ships, but also means you can take or leave all the festivities shoreside, and escape the crowds whenever you like.

Phoenix is smaller than many of the huge vessels which will descend on Falmouth, which also makes her more manoeuvrable, and her experienced crew will have her weaving in and out of the fleet, off to explore some of the stunning Cornish coastline, then sailing back in company with another new arrival to the festivities. 

Sailing brig tallship Phoenix under full sail against a blue sky. Adventure sailing holidays with classic sailing
create a spectacle aboard phoenix

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

There is always the possibility of a bit of a roll in any swell, even in calm weather. The skipper will plan your days aboard to make the most of the conditions, and the movements of the other ships. Falmouth offers fantastic options for up-river exploration on any days when its a bit rough to be out at sea.

HANDS ON HOLIDAYS

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail.

SAILING STYLE & LIFE ON BOARD

We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation. There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.

AGILITY & FITNESS

Every customer sailing with us will need to fill in basic medical questions on their booking application. If you are not sure if your current level of fitness and agility are up to a voyage, then please ring the Classic Sailing Office on 01872 58 00 22 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Skipper & professional crew
  • Personal Safety Equipment
  • Sailing Instruction
  • All meals, snacks and refreshments
  • Port and landing fees
  • Linen and duvets
  • Third Party liability insurance

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to Joining Port
  • Travel from end port
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Towels for day use and swimming
  • Waterproofs

Start & End Port

Falmouth, Cornwall

We now have several vessels that use Falmouth as a joining or leaving port. As every vessel is different, and we do not have our own pontoon there, all joining instructions are slightly different. Any changes will be communicated to you before your voyage start date.

This is a list of the likely joining locations, but sometimes the ship can also be at anchor. Read the vessel’s joining instructions carefully for full details.

Click on the two Blue Pins for more information on the joining locations on the map below:

Port Pendennis is the small marina behind the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the nearest rail station is ‘Falmouth Town’ (3 mins walk). The Maritime Museum has a big tower like a lighthouse so aim for that and at the entrance, turn right and walk down the side of the museum. The gate to the marina is behind the museum building.

Custom House Quay is a stone quay enclosing a small wet dock in the Centre of Falmouth Town. It is used for some of the foot ferries to St Mawes in the peak summer. Only 5 minutes walk from Falmouth Town Station if you head towards the town centre. Situated at the Maritime Museum end of the high street and has its own short stay car park between Trago Mills Store and the Chain Locker Pub if you are driving (see long term parking below) and want to drop your bags first.

Falmouth Visitors Yacht Haven is about 100 yards beyond Custom House Quay but if walking from the rail station towards town it is best if you walk accross Custom House Quay short term car park and nip through the alley tunnel through the Chain Locker Pub. The yacht haven is a small marina only yards from Falmouth main shopping street (Arwenack St), tucked away down the bottom of Quay Street.

Falmouth Port Map and Details PDF

 

Joining Mascotte in Falmouth 2022 pdf

Kit List

Included

  • Sailing Instruction
  • Safety Equipment (Life jackets and harnesses)
  • All meals on board & refreshments throughout the day
  • Soft drinks on board
  • Bed linen, duvet, pillows
  • A real adventure!

What is not included

  • Toiletries
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Towels
  • Wellie boots
  • Waterproof jackets & trousers 

What to Bring

Please limit yourself to one soft bag or rucksack as there is limited storage space on board. No hard suitcases please!

Phoenix does not provide waterproof jacket and trousers to guest sailors, so please bring a properly waterproof jacket and trousers on all voyages. These don't have to be expensive sailing oilskins, walking and cycling waterproofs are usually adequate and much lighter to pack, so there really is no need to buy a coastal sailing jacket (unless you really want an excuse to invest in your future sailing). If you need any advice, or lack of a jacket is preventing you participating, contact Classic Sailing.

  • Proof of Covid 19 vaccination dates & status (See our terms & conditions: Basically to be safe for all guests and crew in a confined space we ask that you keep your covid vaccination status up to date with appropriate boosters. All crew and volunteers will be expected to be vaccinated too). This is especially important for any trips outside UK waters.
  • Passport for European or Ireland Voyages, Reciprocal Free Health Care card in Europe.
  • Hats for sun and cold weather.
  • At least two sets of warm clothes - layers e.g. tracksuit bottoms, shirts, fleece jacket, wool jumpers, thick socks, and neck scarf. It can get cold at sea even in mid summer. If you'd like to climb the rig, make sure you bring some clothes that you don't mind getting a little tar-stained!
  • Swim suit, towel, and suntan lotion.
  • A wetsuit for wild swimming if you would like to bring one.
  • Flat shoes with a good grip e.g. trainers or sailing deck shoes.
  • Sailing boots or wellies 
  • (An alternative to boots in summer is to bring another pair of flat shoes with a good grip in case the first pair get wet).
  • All terrain type sandals are great for dinghy trips ashore – but you do need shoes which protect your toes for sailing.
  • Walking boots are useful and can be these can be worn on deck too
  • A small rucksack is useful for going ashore
  • Camera, binoculars, sketchbook, a relaxing read.
  • Any medication, spare spectacles. Seasickness tablets and/or pressure point wristbands- check with your Doctor, which brand if you suffer asthma or are on medication.
  • RYA Cruising Logbook or similar if you want to log your sailing experience e.g. sea miles, night hours
  • Musical instruments are always welcome!

Alcohol

Phoenix does not provide alcohol, or have alcohol for sale on board. You are welcome to bring modest quantities of alcohol, (unless it is specifically an alcohol free voyage) e.g. to drink with evening meals, but drinking whilst sailing is not allowed.

 

 

Tallship Phoenix anchored in the sunset. Adventure sailing holidays with classic sailing.

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