Day sails of Falmouth Bay aboard tall ship ‘Artemis'

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12 — 13 June 2010

The tall ship Artemis, one of the world's last traditional square-rigged whalers - now a luxurious and elegant sailing vessel - is to visit Falmouth in June for a weekend of day sails.

Day sails of Falmouth Bay aboard tall ship ‘Artemis'

12/06/2010 - 13/06/2010

Location: from Falmouth Docks

The tall ship Artemis, one of the world's last traditional square-rigged whalers - now a luxurious and elegant sailing vessel - is to visit Falmouth in June for a weekend of day sails.

Due in on the morning of Saturday 12 June, the stunning 59 metre vessel will be open to visitors for sailing trips from Falmouth Docks. The three-masted barque promises to offer a spectacular sail, with a spacious saloon equipped with bar and a deckhouse offering panoramic views of the sea and coast.

Launched in 1926, the Artemis worked as a whaler around the world until the end of the 1950s. Since then she has worked in different guises including as a small freighter.
Recently, the ship was rescued from obscurity in a Netherlands shipyard by her current owners. With her impressive square rigging, Artemis is now a world-class tall ship aimed at group travel and corporate entertainment around Europe offering a combination of nostalgia and luxury.
Despite her ready seaworthiness, by the end of the 1990s the Artemis was too small to operate as a competitive freighter. She changed hands again and was returned to her former glory as an elegant sailing ship in 2001.

Book your day sail now for a thrilling tour around Falmouth Bay:

Saturday 12 June 2010

Morning sail - 10.00am - 1.00pm
Afternoon sail - 2.30pm - 5.30pm

Sunday 13 June 2010

Morning sail - 10.00am - 1.00pm
Afternoon sail - 2.30pm - 5.30pm

See www.tallshipsfalmouth.co.uk or call Janice on 01326 211616 for more information and to book tickets.