The World returns to Falmouth

by tocle on July 29th, 2013 - Comments Off

The World returns to Falmouth

The World returned to Falmouth last week.  Its residents took full advantage of the heatwave during their 2 day stop in Falmouth on 17th & 18th July starting with an outdoor production of The Marriage of Figaro at Minnack Theatre, followed by fishing trips, a variety of sightseeing tours including trips to Fowey and Land’s End and ending with a game of bowls at the local bowling alley.

The World is the only private residential community at sea – billed as unique with residents who may travel the globe without ever leaving home.

The ship, launched in March 2002 is owned by its residents who, through a management committee, decide its itinerary.  Since it set sail in 2002 The World has visited over 800 ports in approximately 140 countries, its last visit to Falmouth was in 2011.

Richard Wilcox, manager of Falmouth’s Business Improvement District, said “it is a real coup for Falmouth, the residents decide where they want to go and they don’t often go to the same place twice in 5 years.  The fact that they have decided to come to Falmouth again is very good news.”

Record Numbers Visit RFA Lyme Bay in Falmouth

by tocle on July 12th, 2013 - Comments Off

Record Numbers Visit RFA Lyme Bay in Falmouth

A&P Falmouth played host to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 22 June, when over 2,250 people visited RFA Lyme Bay and HMS Tyne as part of the Town’s tribute to Britain’s Armed Forces. Free ferries were laid on between Prince of Wales Pier and The Docks and queues formed quickly, three and sometimes four ferries were making the trip to keep up with demand.   Sadly the Battle of Britain Memorial flight had to be cancelled due to bad weather, but there was still plenty to see and do around Falmouth. A&P Falmouth also sponsored the Veterans’ Reception held at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, which followed a performance from Military Wives Choir and a concert by the Royal Marine Band.

RFA Argus Leaves Falmouth After Refit

by tocle on July 11th, 2013 - Comments Off

RFA Argus Leaves Falmouth After Refit

RFA Argus (pictured below) completed her refit on 28 June and left Falmouth on 30 June; the last week of the refit saw the successful completion of load tests and trials of new lifeboats and davits, commissioning and proving the new equipment fitted and propulsion machinery overhauled during basin and sea trials.