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Register now to sail on a tall ship in September!

The Falmouth - Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta is an exciting event that is open to anyone aged 16 years old or over. Organisations can also send groups. Sailing a tall ship is a fantastic team-building exercise, a parent-and-child adventure, or an opportunity to try sailing for the first time on board a magnificent vessel.

A tall ship crew member working the ropes Heave-ho: A tall ship crew member working the ropes

People with little or no experience of sailing can take part, or it may be a great opportunity to expand your sailing experience on board a tall ship.

Register your interest in joining a crew

Ships sailing from Falmouth to Royal Greenwich need crew! You can take part even if you have no previous sailing experience.

Full details of the programme are being confirmed in the run-up to the Regatta, so join the mailing list and be kept up to date with the latest opportunities:

We'll contact you with more information on the event and current availability of ships. 

Tall ship crew trainee programme

Sailing on a tall ship at sea promises to be an adventure. As a trainee you'll experience the joy of sailing a tall ship and be part of a fun team helping the ship to race from Falmouth to the Isle of Wight before cruising into London, where you will be welcomed by thousands of people lining the River Thames.

You'll feel a sense of achievement, make new friends and perhaps have ventured outside your comfort zone. Young trainees have found that taking part in this experience has helped them gain life and employment skills. It's definitely something worth adding to your CV!

Portrait of sail training ambassadors Spreading the word: Our sail training ambassadors Suzy and Storm will encourage young people to take part in the regatta


Each ship has a different daily rate, which we will be able to share with you when the ships confirm their costs. Currently, we estimate costs to be about £80 a day. This includes:

  • your berth
  • food and drink
  • wet weather gear
  • other safety equipment.

Get a flavour of the ships you could sail - see which tall ships have signed up so far

Regatta dates

  • 28 to 31 Aug (Thursday to Sunday): Shore-side activities in Falmouth
  • 31 Aug to 3 Sep (Sunday to Wednesday): Race to Isle of Wight
  • 3 to 5 Sep (Wednesday to Friday): Cruise in company to Royal Greenwich
  • 5 to 9 Sep (Friday to Tuesday: Tall Ships Festival in Royal Greenwich

Further information for trainees 

 If you decide to take part in the Regatta you will be responsible for:

  • booking and payment directly with your chosen tall ship
  • organising and paying for all other travel arrangements, for example your journey to/from Royal Greenwich or Falmouth.

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