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Tall Ships Regatta begins in Falmouth

Tall ships come to Falmouth
Tall ships come to Falmouth Credit: ITV West Country

Some of the world's most beautiful sailing vessels are gathered in Falmouth tonight for the Tall Ships Regatta.

More than 200,000 people are expected to visit over the next four days, bringing a £12 million boost to the local economy. It's the first time since 2008 that the event's come to Cornwall.

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Countdown to Tall Ships Regatta

Sights like this should return to Falmouth next summer Credit: ITV News West Country

There's just one year to go until the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta. The iconic ships last sailed the Fal in 2008 - and next year a fleet of up to 30 are expected to race from Falmouth to Greenwich.

The countdown has already begun in London - where celebrations are taking place all day on Woolwich pier.

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