Press release: 5 Aug 2013

Official Hotel Sponsor of the Regatta, The Falmouth Hotel has been at the heart of the town for 150 years and is celebrating this milestone by sponsoring the Falmouth – Royal Greenwich Regatta in 2014, when Falmouth will welcome magnificent Tall Ships to its port again.

The Falmouth Hotel’s foundation stone was laid in 1863 and it opened for business in 1865 as the Great Western Railway expanded into Cornwall. The first purpose built hotel in Falmouth, set in five acres of landscaped gardens, originally with its own private beach, Victorian architecture, spacious interiors, fantastic seafront location and award-winning food has ensured its place as one of Cornwall's best known hotels. A recent refurbishment of the hotel’s leisure club reinforces the hotel’s commitment to developing quality facilities.

Sponsorship of the Regatta will increase awareness of the Hotel and Falmouth internationally and raise awareness of what the Hotel and the area has to offer.

Christopher Roberts, General Manager, said, “The Falmouth Hotel is sponsoring the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta in Falmouth in celebration of the town’s support of the hotel over 150 years and celebrates the close relationship the hotel has with the community.

“It is a unique opportunity for the Hotel to support the community in such a spectacular event that appeals to all age groups. I, along with our team here at the hotel, will take great pleasure in viewing the crowd’s favourite - the magnificent parade of sail.’’

John Hick, Falmouth Chairman of the Regatta added, “The Falmouth Hotel is one of the iconic buildings in Falmouth, with its characteristic skyline and superb location overlooking Falmouth Bay. We are delighted to welcome Falmouth Hotel on board, they will be hosting the Captain’s Dinner and accommodating Sail Training International officials during the event.

“Without sponsorship from the business community the event would not be possible.  We look forward to working with all of our sponsors and turning the start of this prestigious Regatta into an outstanding event for the whole of Cornwall.”

If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Sian Robbins, Festivals & Events Coordinator at Visit Cornwall on 01872 322873, or email

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