Friday, August 8, 2008


Brazilian Navy training ship Cisne Branco ( catalog #02286 )
2009 is the year for the largest gathering of tall ships in a decade. Between 50 and 70 tall ships will sail into Halifax Harbour next July 16 and stay for five days. Last year’s tall-ship event was a festival. But next year, Halifax will be a stop on a trans-Atlantic race.
When they leave Halifax on July 20th they’ll be speeding towards the finish line in Belfast, Ireland. The race starts next May in Vigo, Spain. “There are only about 400 tall ships in the world and some of them can’t leave their home ports,” she said. But Sail Training International draws some of them out for this rare race that circles the North Atlantic.

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