Sunday, 14 September 2008

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Tall Ships in Falmouth! How fortunante that it held while we were visiting Cornwall. So we decide to have a peek on the regatta.The regatta held from 10th - 13th September 2008 Falmouth will be the host port for the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta. The Regatta is organised by Sail Training International and is the centrepiece of year-long celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the first settlement on the Portuguese island of Madeira.A fleet of some 25 Tall Ships will gather (10 - 13 September) in Falmouth before racing to Ilhavo, Portugal (20 - 23 September) for more celebrations. On 23rd September they race once again to Funchal, Madeira for a Maritime Festival and major celebrations in the city (2 - 5 October). For full information visit the Funchal 500 website.We had to leave on Friday, so we didn't see the race. But I can well imagine, the race going to look like this....
Isn't that nice? Well... I must plan for better timing next year!

2 comments:

RickaVieves said...

wow what a beautiful photos in here. you're good photographer :-)
anyway, thanks for visiting my page my travel journal. i appreciated it. im sure u will enjoy ur visit here in swiss, i hope you are lucky about the weather :-) cheers... have fun.
nice meeting you :-)
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J.H said...

hello Ricka, nice to see you here!
Yes, I hope to see more of your travel journal coming up!