Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009

Yacht Concordia under full sail, free image

Sailing Vessel Concordia

Halifax, NS, Canada
Latitude: 44.6586, Longtitude: -63.5667

All of the photos in this series were taken during Tall Ships Halifax 2009. It was the start of Atlantic Challenge Race last leg from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to Belfast, Ireland. This was also one of the best tall ships gatherings in years. This race was a joint venture between Sail Training International and Tall Ships America, official site Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009.

Barque Sagres II tallship sailing
Sagres belongs to Portugese Navy and is a sistership to US Coast Gurad Eagle Built 1937, Germany Length: 89.00 m Beam: 12.00 m Sails: 2,000 sq.m
Barque Kruzenstern with broken fore mast in full sail
One of the largest sailing ships in the world. Black hull is a unique feature of this vessel. Built 1926, Germany Length: 114.40 m Beam: 14.02 m Sails: 3,400 sq.m

Since Halifax was the last port in North America before crossing over to Europe it attracted more sailing ships than other ports in the race. Local hospitality was an important factor too, many sailing vessels remembered their good experience in Halifax, Nova Scotia and easily agreed to come this time as well. It is very important for tall ships to have a good support. At the end of the race some repairs are usually due, ships need to replenish their supplies and give their crew needed break before crossing the Atlantic.

This was of course a great opportunity for taking nautical photos. Nautical photos are always unique and spectacular and make excellent desktop backgrounds.These type of travel images can be used as artworks for home or office decorations and using new printing technology made into window curtains or wallpaper.

Schooner Etoile sailing boat view from aft
Etoile has a sistership Belle Poule. Vessels are training ships for the French Navy. Built 1932, France Length: 37.50 m Beam: 7.40 m Sails: 425 sq.m
RFA Largs Bay steaming large navy ship
Largs Bay is an auxiliary vessel in the Royal Navy. Sailing past her is Cisne Branco. Built 2006, UK Length: 176.60 m Beam: 26.40 m

The weather was great during the event and huge number of visitors roamed the waterfront. People were able to go on board, see, touch, smell and feel the magic of a tall ship. Grande finale was the Parade of Sail. The layout of Halifax harbour and waterfront is perfect for viewing Parade of Sail and taking sailing photos. There was plenty of space to accommodate every spectator and was easy for ships to maneuver close to the stands.

HMS Bounty II old wooden tall ship replica at the parade
HMS Bounty offers charters, excursions, sail training. Built 1960, Canada Length: 54.90 m Beam: 9.15 m Sails: 425 sq.m
Tall Ship Barque Europa
Built 1911, Germany Length: 56.40 m Beam: 7.45 m Sails: 1,250 sq.m
USCG Barque Eagle sailing in the harbor
Eagle is a sail training vessel for the US Coast Guard. Built 1936, Germany Length: 90.00 m Beam: 11.91 m Sails: 2,070 sq.m
Barque Cisne Branco, ships pictures, in the transatlantic race sailing
Full-rigged ship sailing training ship for Brazilian naval schools cadets. Built 1999, Netherlands Length: 74.00 m Beam: 10.00 m Sails: 2,195 sq.m
Schooner Harvey Gamage leaving harbor
Schooner provides sail training programs at Ocean Classrom Foundation Built 1973, USA Length: 40.00 m Beam: 7.32 m Sails: 465 sq.m
Schooner Capitan Miranda at Parade
Parade of sail in Halifax harbour. Training vessel for officers of Uruguayan Navy. Built 1930, Spain Length: 60.20 m Beam: 8.00 m Sails: 722 sq.m

   07.07.2017 by FPImages

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