Henri Lloyd Falmouth England
Falmouth is a thriving Cornish town with the 3rd deepest natural harbour in the world. The Fal Estuary offers over 12 square miles of sheltered navigable water, with one of its many tributaries reaching as far as the cathedral city of Truro.
The town retains its importance as a port, providing dry docking and bunkering facilities for many large vessels, and is increasingly popular as a cruise liner destination. Falmouth Bay and the Carrick Roads provide sheltered anchorage for large vessels and Falmouth Port currently has a booming trade providing ‘low-sulphur fuel’ for commercial shipping entering European waters.
Pendennis Shipyard adjacent to the Docks complex is a state of the art facility with a worldwide reputation for excellence in building and refitting superyachts to the highest standard.
The MCA Coastguard Station at Falmouth, situated on Pendennis Point at the entrance to the harbour, is the principal Coastguard Station covering not only the local waters but also a large proportion of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Over the years Falmouth has been the start and finish port for many famous yachting personalities and races, including Sir Robin Knox Johnston, Dame Ellen Macarther, Mari Chaa IV, the J80 Worlds to name but a few.
The boating scene in Cornish waters is always entertaining – with tall ships, such as the Sedov, the world’s largest sail training vessel, and the Endeavour a replica of James Cooks’ original expedition ship, making regular appearances.
Falmouth hosted the start of the “Funchal 500”, a Tall Ships Race in September 2008 when the public hadthe chance to see these magnificent ships similar to those which used to trade with ports across the world. Cornwall’s picturesque south coast is a hub of yacht racing with plenty of competition at both Falmouth and Fowey Week regattas as well as on weekday evenings throughout the summer.
Henri-Lloyd Falmouth Week has developed into the largest regatta in the South West. It has a racing schedule to challenge the most competitive sailors, yet still retains a ‘fun and friendly’ feel which also attracts families and the less experienced.
Falmouth Week starts with the Falmouth Classics event, a superb spectacle to kick off the week. This is followed with six days of match racing for keelboats, traditional craft and dinghies in the waters of Falmouth Bay, and the Carrick Roads, each day being hosted by a different club. A Champagne Day on the final Saturday rounds off the week. Activity on the water is matched by a lively Shore side programme of daytime and evening entertainment, culminating in a magnificent firework display over the Harbour. There is a Skippers’ Reception party in the National Maritime Museum at the beginning, and Grand Prize Giving party in the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club at the end of the Week.
A Brief History of Falmouth, Cornwall
Sir John Killigrew created Falmouth in 1613 as a town and port. Penryn, further up the river was the market town previous to this, dating back to the 13th Century.
With the slow silting up of the inland, ports of Penryn and Truro, the advantages of Falmouth's situation in the deeper water near the mouth of the estuary gave rise to its importance as a Port in the years to follow.
Although there were objections from Penryn and Truro, Falmouth received a charter from Charles II in 1661 (a document granting the town occupants certain rights). In return a church was constructed dedicated to his father, King Charles the Martyr. The new church was consecrated in 1665.
Falmouth grew steadily in the following decades and it soon outgrew Penryn.
During the years 1540-1545 Henry VIII built 2 defensive forts, Pendennis Castle on the Falmouth Peninsula, and St Mawes Castle opposite on the St Mawes headland, which guarded the entrance to Carrick Roads. During the civil war of 1642-1646 Pendennis Castle was the second to last fort held by Royalists to surrender. Nevertheless, after the Civil War, Falmouth town continued to grow.
From 1688 Falmouth was made the Royal Mail Packet Station.
The Falmouth Packet ships began to carry mail to distant parts of the world and as a result Falmouth town boomed. In its heyday, Falmouth boasted 55 consulates and a rough working feel with ships & seaman coming & going to all corners of the empire.
Fishing has also long been a major industry for Falmouth. Fish Strand Quay was built in 1790. Falmouth is home to the only fishing fleet in the UK that still plies its trade under sail, the Falmouth Working Boats.
Falmouth developed rapidly until the 1820s when mail delivery was taken over by the Admiralty. The Post Office packet ships stopped leaving Falmouth in 1852.
The railway reached Falmouth in 1863. They brought with them a new kind of trade, tourism. Soon Falmouth was a thriving sea side resort as well as being a busy port.Tips how to write a essay for proficiency exam? What is valacyclovir? What does audrey mean? How to do stoppie tricks on stunt bike freestyle? what does the average plumbers helper make an hour What is the gulag? What is an independent variable? What is common law marriage? How to lose neck fat? How to shut down macbook pro? What is oasdi tax? What does a w mean in college? What is the meaning of born in the usa? What is the meaning of sobriety? Ps4 spiderman how to perform tricks in midair? Lyft how much tips? What are moonrocks? What episode does amy die in heartland? What are pity tricks grow followers? how much water do you put in hamburger helper Where to hide tricks? What does jerking off mean? What tape tricks do celeberty use to tighten their nick? What does perky mean? What does pa c mean? what is avast update helper How to screen mirror on samsung tv? What does skinny poop mean? How long to boil eggs in microwave? What does the female don dada meaning? What is a pulmonary embolism? What does paranoia mean? How to drain sinuses? What pokemon cards are worth the most? What day does hawkeye come out? What does derealization feel like? What temp to air fry steak tips? What tips iro tattoo grip? How to restore contacts on iphone? What does the name thomas mean? What is the double meaning of the most dangerous game? How to make a book in minecraft? How to make bone broth? What episode does elena come back? What are some tricks to giving my old dog albuterol spray? What does : mean? Why do the elfs on the shelf play tricks? What does the hypothalamus do? How much money do you need to make file taxes? What does feeling mean? What does paris hilton do? How to do tricks in mario kart 8 wii u? How to clean a washer? What does star crossed lovers mean? What is dystonia? What does it mean when the tips of cat's ears are bent? How to use sonos speakers tips? Basic car wash tips for someone who has to use the carwash? What does the name charlie mean? What does cashback mean for credit cards? how to get rid of google helper What does green poop mean in adults? What does tonsillitis look like? Who taunts you with: "wizard, you will know the meaning of the word pain after we battle!"? how did 383 media inc super fast pc helper get on my computer? What does kl mean? How much money can you make waitressing with tips? What are signs of low vitamin d? How to clean wagner paint sprayer tips? How to remove double chin? What does mayonnaise taste like? What time is it in okinawa? How to get white fingernail tips? How to get an international driving license? What are some tips for the uw madison application? how soupy is hamburger helper How to clean sunbrella fabric? What does taking a break mean? How to unclog sinuses? How to know your zodiac sign? What does pf mean in football? Funny how that works meaning? What is the forecast for tomorrow? What does et al mean? how long can you freeze hamburger helper What does helicase do? how to use helper functions in a class python How to do beginner tricks on your trick board? What does dpo mean in pregnancy? What does watching mean on pof? What does shoop mean? What does 11 mean in the bible? what is a healthcare helper What is the song that goes? What kind of dogs are the paw patrol? Term when mtv tricks someone? What does double park mean? Who came up with the middle finger meaning? What is a kidney stone?