OVER thirty tall ships have so far signed up for the Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta that is due to take place next Summer.
Some of the vessels that have committed to be on the Thames include:
- The Pelican of London
- The Helen Mary R
- John Laing
Councillor Chris Roberts, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich said: “Sailing on a tall ship at sea promises to be an adventure and we want to encourage as many people as possible to sign up as volunteer crew. Royal Greenwich is renowned for its rich maritime history, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to our borough each year and supports thousands of local jobs. Building on the success of the Olympics, playing host to London’s first Regatta for 25 years will provide us with a fantastic opportunity to boost the local economy even further as the Tall Ships sail past our historic maritime landmarks like the Old Royal Naval College and the Cutty Sark.”