Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Parade of Sail for the Tall Ships 2017

On Sunday the tall ships left Greenwich to head off into the North Sea, some heading onwards to the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, racing from Torbay to Sines in Portugal.

The final event was a parade of sail in which all the ships went up the Thames and then back down passing the Royal Naval College, with some crewing the yards, as in the photo above.

Others went out onto the bowsprit to wave at the crowds on either side of the river:

Not all had sails up, but some did, including this caravel, the Vera Cruz:
Having sailed on Zephyr I looked out especially to see it sail by:
And then they were gone, leaving Greenwich with just the one, the Cutty Sark, frozen in its glass sea...


my2fish said...

Very cool, and great pics.

JP said...

Thanks! It was great to see all these tall ships on the Thames by historic Greenwich