The crews of the 29 vessels in Bordeaux for the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 had an opportunity for one final celebration on Saturday 16 June. Following a day of sampling delicious French delicacies and enjoying the warm French sunshine the crews gathered at the Miroir d’eau and paraded through the old town streets of Bordeaux to huge cheering crowds. A gallery of images can be seen on the Sail Training International Facebook page.
The highlight of the day was then a grand prize giving ceremony to celebrate the winners of Race Two in a Regatta and the overall winners of the two race series.
And the winners were …
Most spectacular arrival into Bordeaux: Tarangini (India) – who had sailed over 6000 nautical miles.
Best Dressed Ship: Kruzenshtern (Russia)
Best in Crew Parade …
Class B/C/D: Atyla (Vanuatu)
Class A: Belem (France)
3rd on Corrected Time in Class B: Belle Poule (France)
2nd on Corrected Time in Class B: Arawak (France)
2nd on Corrected Time in Class A: Belem (France)
1st on Corrected Time in Class B: Atyla (Vanuatu)
1st on Corrected Time in Class A: Morgenster (Netherlands)
Communications Award for Race Two: Belle Poule (France)
Youngest Crew (average age of 26 years): De Gallant (Vanuatu)
Most International Crew: Morgenster (Netherlands)
Featuring crew from 11 nationalities Germany, The Netherlands, Spanish, France, Sweden, UK, Chile, USA, Canada, Norway and Ireland.
Line Honours: Arawak (France)
1st in Race Series Class B: Belle Poule (France)
1st in Race Series Class A: Morgenster (Netherlands)
Friendship Trophy: De Gallant (France)
The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 Friendship Trophy goes to the vessel, that in the opinion of the captains and crews, has done the most to foster international friendship and understanding. This is decided on a vote by the competing captains and crews.
Sailing away …
Tomorrow (Monday 18 June) the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 heads out of Bordeaux in a Parade of Sail down the River Garonne before setting off to new sea adventures. Kruzenshtern (Russia) will be the first to leave at 7am, with the remaining fleet undocking from 0930 onwards and making their way with the tide along the river for 70 miles before reaching the Bay of Biscay. To add to the spectacle eight alpha jets will be making a fly past from north to south and back south to north between the Jacques Cheban Delmas Bridge and Pierre Bridge.