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The Tall Ships at Brixham, Devon

At the height of the summer in late August, sees the return of the “Tall Ships” to the Devon town of Brixham and its harbour. This is one of the big events of the year, which gives visitors and residents of the town of Brixham a chance to experience a very special occasion when the Tall Ships visit this historical harbour.

The event is managed and co-ordinated with “The Tall Ships Youth Trust” which is a UK registered charity, which was founded in 1956 and is dedicated to the personal development of young people, through the crewing of ocean going sail training vessels. The Tall Ships Youth Trust is the UK’s oldest and largest sail training charity for young people aged 12-25 and on average, in most cases nearly 70% of the young people who train and sail with The Tall Ships Youth Trust are disabled or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

To date over 95,000 trainees have sailed 1.8 million nautical miles on The Tall Ships Youth Trust’s fleet. The Trusts fleet comprises of a 60m brig, Stavros S Niarchos, four 22m ocean-going Challenger Yachts, a 60m brig Prince William and two 37m schooners Malcolm Miller and Sir Winston Churchill and a 19m Catamaran.

The Tall Ships visit to the port of Brixham, see’s most of the ships within close proximity to the harbour quayside and normally there is at least one of the tall Ship Fleet that allows access to visitors who are keen to get up close to one of these beautiful ships.

So whether you plan to visit Brixham and you’re looking for accommodation in a Devon Caravan Park or stay at a Caravan Site Devon on the English Riviera at Brixham, you are sure to find a wide range of things to do and a lot of fantastic coastline to explore.

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