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The Tall Ships Races Magellan-Elcano Falmouth: Parade and Prizes on Day Two

Posted on: 16.08.23

It was a busy day for the trainees of the Tall Ship fleet in Falmouth today, beginning with inter-ship crew sports competitions, held at the local rugby club. These matches included football (a passion for many of the crew!), volleyball and tug of war.

Later this afternoon and under a perfect blue Cornish sky, the streets around the port of Falmouth came alive with the Crew Parade which snaked its way noisily through the streets.

The parade came to a halt at the Events Square in front of the National Maritime Museum of Falmouth for the Prize Giving ceremony, watched by hundreds of people who were out enjoying the festivities.

Prizes were presented by The Mayor of Falmouth, Kirsty Edwards, and Race Chairman, Alan James, as follows:

Most spectacular arrival in port:

Cuauhtemoc (Mexico)

Vessel furthest from home:

Capitan Miranda (Uruguay)

Best dressed ship in port:

Stella Polare (Italy)

Environmental Responsibility award:

Challenge Wales (UK)

Most music crew:

Cuauhtemoc (Mexico)

Crew sports award: Football:

Cuauhtemoc (Mexico)

Crew sports award: Volleyball

Cuauhtemoc (Mexico)

Crew sports award: Tug of War

Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)

Oldest vessel in the fleet:

Jolie Brise (UK)

Youngest captain in the fleet:

Harriet Steptoe from Jolie Brise (UK)

Best B, C, D ship in the Crew Parade:

Juan de Langara (Spain)


Best Class A ship in the Crew Parade:

Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)

This evening the trainees will be enjoying themselves and making new friends at the Crew Party and then everyone in the vicinity will be able to view the laser show which promises to be magnificent and is scheduled to begin at 10.30pm.



The Tall Ships Races Magellan-Elcano will see an international fleet of Tall Ships and Small Ships take in the Channel and Iberian Penninsula, visiting Falmouth (15-18 August), A Coruna (24-27 August), Lisbon (31 August -3 September), finishing in Cadiz (7-10 September)

The Tall Ships Races Magellan-Elcano series celebrates the first circumnavigation of the world by Ferdinand Magellan and Sebastian Elcano over 500 years ago.  As with every edition of The Tall Ships Races, the series will offer a range of sailing experiences for trainees and crews.