​Located by the beautiful waterfront and surrounded by dazzling views, Plymouth is the perfect place for this historic race to depart on Monday 2nd May. The Race Village will open from Friday 29 April until Monday 2nd May, 1000 to 1700 daily, where visitors will be able to step inside for a chance see the impressive fleet of ocean racers and find out more about the transatlantic spectacular.

The Transat bakerly Race Village programme - all timings BST

Boat Arrivals - Sunday 24th April, ETA between 0900 and 1100
Welcome The Transat bakerly fleet to Plymouth, as they dock into Sutton Harbour.

The Transat bakerly Race Village - Open Friday 29th to Monday 2nd May, 1000 to 1700
Plymouth Waterfront will be transformed in celebration of the historic Transat bakerly race coming to the city. A bustling race village will be open for the public on West Pier and Commercial Wharf, Plymouth for five days.

Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival– Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May
Kick back, relax and enjoy the all-new Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival, with live performances daily along the Barbican, Plymouth.

  • 30th April – 1200 to 2230
  • 1st May – 1200 to 1700
  • 2nd May – 1200 to 1700

Live music will include performances from The Hottentot Figs, The UK Meltones, Bad Knees Blues Band, Vince Lee and the Big Combo, Ben Robey and Redhouse. More artists will be announced soon.

Presentation of the Skippers – Saturday 30th April, 1415
Find out more about the brave men and women taking on the 3,000 mile Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York.

Firework Display – Saturday 30th April, 2115
Look to the skies for a 10 to 15 minute firework display due to be set off from the Plymouth waterfront.

Air Display – Sunday 1st May, 1400
As part of the weekend’s activities, a 30-minute air display will take place above Plymouth waterfront and The Transat bakerly Race Village. The display will feature the Extra 300 unlimited solo aerobatics, the Brietling Wingwalking Team and the Red Devils Parachute Regiment parachute display team.

The Transat bakerly start - Monday 2nd May, 1430
Gather on Plymouth Hoe to watch the start of the 14th Transat bakerly race, the world’s oldest solo transatlantic race! Wave Bon Voyage to the Transat brave competitors as they start the 3,000nm race from Britain’s Ocean City to New York, crossing the North Atlantic alone.

By train
Plymouth train station is just a six minute taxi ride or 30 minute walk to and from Plymouth Waterfront, Sutton Harbour and the G.H Mumm Lounge.

By ferry
The Plymouth Brittany Ferries terminal is just a five minute taxi ride from Plymouth Waterfront and The Transat bakerly Race Village – take the Roscoff to Plymouth route.

By plane
Take a flight to the south west of England from Europe of internally. Exeter airport is just a 55 minute drive from Plymouth and Bristol airport is a two hour drive away.

By car
From the North:
The main way into Plymouth is via the M5 motorway, then continuing on the A38 Expressway via Exeter. Leave the A38 at Marsh Mills interchange and take the A374, look out for the signs for the city centre. Travelling from London to Plymouth will take around 3 ½ hours.

From the West:
Leave the A38 at Manadon interchange and take the A386 into the city.

There is ample car parking in Plymouth city centre, many in walking distance of Plymouth Waterfront. See a full list and of car parks in Plymouth here.

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