The first crew parade and prize giving ceremony for The Tall Ships Races 2012 will take place tomorrow afternoon in St Malo as hundreds of trainees will take to the streets dressed in colourful and often imaginative hand made costumes.
Trainees have been busy competing in sports competitions today ahead of a crew party this evening. The party is always enjoyed in every port as the international crews join together to celebrate The Tall Ships Races and an exciting voyage ahead.
Sail Training International's Race Committee will announce the race start option tomorrow.
To hear what Paul Bishop, Race Director, has to say about the different race start options, visit: www.facebook.com/SailTrainingInternational where a video will be uploaded this evening.
Follow us on Twitter @tallshipsraces where the race start option will be revealed from the Captains Briefing tomorrow. A full explanation will also feature here and on Facebook.
Photo: Trainees learn how to go aloft on board Polish vessel, Pogoria
The Tall Ships Races 2012, Presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International is taking place in the following host ports:
St Malo - Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 July (race start Monday 9 July)
Lisbon - Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 July
Cadiz - Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 July
A Coruña - Friday 10 to Monday 13 August
Dublin - Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 August