Charity's 60m flagships arrive in Devon for spectacular weekend

The Tall Ships Youth Trust is returning to its birthplace in Torbay, Devon to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The charity’s 60m square-rigged flagships, Prince William and Stavros S Niarchos will arrive in Brixham Harbour late this morning.

The ships, both completed in 2001, are the largest brigs built in Britain for over a century. Since the charity’s inception in 1956, over 75,000 people have sailed more than 1.5 million nautical miles on board them.

Celebrations will include a match race between the two ships on Saturday, as well as guided tours of the ships, a fireworks display and a programme of quayside and onboard entertainment.

For further information, to book places at any of the Tall Ships Youth Trust 50th Anniversary events, call 02392 832055, email, visit, or call the Tourist Information Centre on 0870 70 70 010.

Events Listings:

Thursday, 29 June
Tall Ships open to the public, Fish Quay, Brixham

Friday, 30 June
Village festivities continue, race crew join Tall Ships
1600 – 1700: Brig Match Race – Crewmembers Parade through Brixham

Saturday, 1 July
1030: Day 1 of Brig Match Race and Parade of Sail including the Brixham Heritage
pm: official anniversary party and fireworks display in Brixham Harbour

Sunday, 2 July
1030: Day 2 of Brig Match Race
1930: Prize Giving ceremony

Monday, 3 July
1400: New voyage crew join ships

Tuesday, 4 July
1000: Tall Ships depart