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Thousands watch as Tall Ships parade of sail leaves Falmouth

By WBgdavies  |  Posted: August 31, 2014

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Every vantage point was brimming with spectators around the Falmouth and Roseland coastline as the spectacular Tall Ships left the port for the Parade of Sail today.

They set off from their moorings this morning to gather in Carrick Roads and at 12.30pm they passed St Antony Lighthouse for the start of the parade. As they passed Pendennis Castle many of the crews cheered.

Russian four-masted barque Kruzenshtern led the 46 ship fleet, accompanied by around 1,000 pleasure craft carrying those who wanted a closer view of the parade.

The official start of the race is 4pm, when the ships will form a one-and-a-half mile line, with HMS Severn one end and a Saga cruise ship the other.

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Race organiser James Stevens said: "Those cruise passengers are going to have the best view ever."

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