My globe-trotting, photograph-taking brother Matt found himself by the Thames yesterday evening – and spotted a number of tall ships moored on the tidal river. They make a magnificent sight, of course. Can anyone name them please?
There’s some information on the Sail Greenwich website.
Phwoarrr! If you’re 16-25 and can find the reduced price of €1495 from somewhere, this might just be an irresistable opportunity: http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/log/youth-15-25-bark-europa
Participants will sail in two legs of the Tall Ships Race on the Europa, starting from Lerwick in the Shetlands on the 22nd July, then across the North Sea to Stavanger in Norway, and then to Halmstadt in Sweden.
My thanks to Mike Goodwin for pointing this out!
The water boiled with motor boats and yachts as the competitors left harbour,
and the local press quoted the police as saying there were 130,000 watching
the send-off. It was quite a sight! As usual, click on the thumbnails for much
Cuauhtemoc’s lively Mexican crew fires a cannon salute off Pendennis Point
Mir approaches Pendennis Point
Mir catches the late afternoon light
The Russian sail training ship Sedov approached from over the horizon. There’s
something special, I think, about a sailing ship that approaches alone in this way,
without the modern distraction of hundreds of little plastic boats
Alexander von Humboldt and Tecla
We’ll return to the usual menu of smaller craft for the rest of the week!