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A Spectacular Parade and Prizes on Day Two in Lisbon

Posted on: 02.09.23

The second day of celebrations in Lisbon saw crowds descend upon the Terreiro do Paço see the customary Crew Parade and Prize Giving Ceremony. 

In a departure from traditional Crew Parades, Lisbon saw crews complete two laps of the Terreiro do Paço (Praça do Comércio) in stead of following a route through the city. The largest square in Western Europe provided an amazing backdrop for the colourful and vibrant parade, which saw each crew take centre stage to provide funny displays for the assembled crowds.

Following the Parade, all eyes turned to the main stage in the square and the much anticipated Prize Giving Ceremony. And the winners were…


Vera Cruz (Portugal)

Best Dressed Ship in Port

Capitan Miranda (Uruguay)

Most Welcoming Ship in Port

Vera Cruz (Portugal)

Media Award

Challenge Wales (UK)

Outstanding contribution to the Cruise-in-company

Dar Mlodziezy (Poland)

Most International Crew

Cuauhtemoc (Mexico) (9 Nationalities)

Youngest Crew

Georg Stage (Denmark) (Avg Age 22)

Youngest Captain 

Felipe Costa (34 Years Old) Vera Cruz (Portugal)

Best in Crew Parade Class B/C/D

Atyla (Vanuatu)

Best in Crew Parade Class A

Cuauhtemoc (Mexico)



The Tall Ships Races Magellan-Elcano sees an international fleet of Tall Ships and Small Ships take in the Channel and Iberian Penninsula, visiting Falmouth (15-18 August), A Coruna (24-27 August), Lisbon (31 August -3 September), finishing in Cadiz (7-10 September)

The Tall Ships Races Magellan-Elcano series celebrates the first circumnavigation of the world by Ferdinand Magellan and Sebastian Elcano over 500 years ago.  As with every edition of The Tall Ships Races, the series offers a range of sailing experiences for trainees and crews.