This weekend, come and join in the maritime fun in two of our finest West Country ports. On Friday, Bessie Ellen will lead the fleet on the opening day of the Fal River fest from King Harry ferry to the ancient port of Falmouth. This will be the start of a whole week of events in the estuary, including the pilot cutter review hosted and sponsored by Classic Sailing of St Mawes. Bessie Ellen will be sailing daily so come to Events square by the Maritime museum to book your place on board.
Early Saturday morning, Bessie Ellen arrives at the Barbican, Plymouth, her home port and where she was built over 100 years ago to provide the backdrop for the Pirate festival. This magical weekend full of fun and piratical antics will include an on board pirate themed cookery demonstration by our old chef, Sam Bagshawe. On the menu will include Pirate juice, Pirate fish and a Pirate cake. Of course full costume attire will be worn. Open ship all day will give an insight into ships of the past and fun for all the family.