Tall Ships on their way to Madeira

Majestic tall ships of the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta are on their way to Funchal (Madeira). These ‘choreographers of the sea and wind’ will be the pièce de résistance marking the 500th anniversary of the city Funchal in Madeira. The fleet has left the historic port of Falmouth on the south west coast of England and will be arriving today at Ilhavo (Port of Aveiro). After that they will race to Funchal …. where they will join the major celebrations of the city.

Host Ports Map of the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta

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On the following slide show you can see the latest images related to the Funchal 500 Years celebration taking place this year. Next to the photos of the 500th Anniversary there are also pictures of the vessels that are be participating the regatta. For those who are on Madeira between 2-5 October 2008 … will be able to see them at close range. (more…)

Funchal 500 Years – Tall Ships Regatta

Attention: follow this link to read the latest update about the race.

As we recently mentioned the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta and Festival do Mar 2008 will be Madeira’s biggest event for this year …. as part of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Funchal … capital city of Madeira Islands.

Host Ports Map of the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta

A large fleet of sail training Tall Ships will start (10 – 13 September) from the historic port of Falmouth on the south west coast of England … and race to the Ilhavo, Port of Aveiro – Portugal (20 – 23 September). From there the Tall Ships will continue their race to Funchal – Madeira …. where they will join the festivities, celebrations and Maritime Festival in the city (2 – 5 October).

Also we have a complete list of the participating vessels (more…)

Funchal 500 Regatta

Falmouth will host the Funchal 500 Regatta tall ships event … that will take place on September 10 till 13 year 2008. It is anticipated that up to eight of the large A Class vessels will assemble in Falmouth for the start of the race providing a magnificent sight. The Read more…