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Tall Ships Regatta brings in £8.5M to the Cornish economy

Organisers of the Tall Ships Regatta say it is thought to have brought in £8.5 million to the Cornish economy. More than 70,000 people visited Falmouth Docks during the first three days and 100,000 people took to the water on boats.

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Tall Ships Regatta begins in 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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