Shamrock V's mast will fly the flag
The National Maritime Museum in Cornwall is restoring the former mast from the legendary Shamrock V, following her extensive refit completed earlier this year in Falmouth.
The 150ft aluminium mast from the internationally renowned 1930’s J class super-yacht is famous not only because she is only one of three remaining J class yachts sailing today but also for her classic association with Falmouth, the America’s Cup and her recent participation in the 2001 centenary events in Cowes.
The museum aims to use the mast as a beacon, announcing the entrance to the event square near Grove Place car park. Erected at its full height and defined by the deck plan of Shamrock V, outlined as a pattern in the paving, it is hoped it will have seats reflecting the location of winches and skylights on the original boat.