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VIDEO: Falmouth Rules The Waves

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5:44am 29th August 2014
(Updated 5:44am 29th August 2014)

Almost fifty tall ships sail into Falmouth - and 200,000 thousand people are expected to turn out to see them.

The four day event is expected to bring in around £12m pounds to the local economy.

The ships, including historic square-rigged vessels, have come from all over the world to the event, including from Holland, Portugal and Poland.

They will be moored in the town for visitors to look around before starting a race to Greenwich on Sunday.

Sam Groom has helped organise the event - and reckons it is the new yacht'n'roll: "It's about the history of the ships and the importance of them to Falmouth - a town really grew up on tall ships and the trade from tall ships and the plant-hunters that came back with all those fantastic plants that we now see today.Tall Ships

"It's a wonderful experience for young people to understand the way of life.

"In 2008 the event generated £12m for the local economy. I'm sure it will be more than that this time particularly because it is the end of the summer holidays.

"It is a wonderful opportunity for Falmouth to be able to present itself as a maritime event destination."

You can find out what is happening, where and when here.

5:44am 29th August 2014

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