The Tall Ships have been and gone.
After much anticipation and massive preparations, 25 Tall Ships visited Halifax for a festive weekend July 30 – Aug 1. There were parties, concerts, picnics, ship tours and fireworks.
Led by Sail Training International, Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is a transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical miles taking place over the course of five months in 2017. The race started at the port of Royal Greenwich in Great Britain on April 13.
It finishes in the port of Le Havre, France, which will welcome the grand winner between August 31 and September 3.
The Race route included stops in Portugal, Bermuda, the United States and Canada – coinciding nicely with Canada’s 150th Anniversary as a county.
From Halifax, 13 of the ships made their way to Lunenburg for the weekend of August 10-12. And what’s time we had!!
Alongside Lunenburg’s “shorter” waterfront (no high-rises here!), these tall masts seemed all the more impressive.
The party is over now. And we wish them all Fair Winds!
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