Following a noisy and vibrant crew parade through the City of Waterford, Military vessel A.R.C Gloria from Colombia, swept the board at The Tall Ships Races 2011 Prize Giving Ceremony scooping four of the 18 available prizes including Best Crew in the Crew Parade Class A.
However, crew from the UK's Rona II were determined not to be out classed, picking up the 'Best Dressed Crew' (pictured above) and inter-ship sports prize ‘Trying all activities.'
Attended by the Mayor of Waterford, Councillor Pat Hayes, Chairman of the Organising Committee Waterford, Des Whelan, and The Tall Ships Races Event Chairman, Knut Western, winning crew members were presented with a spectacular piece of Waterford Crystal.
See below for the full list of prizes:
Prizes for the inter-ship sports competitions donated by the Port and City of Waterford
- ‘Trying all activities’ Rona II, UK
- ‘Latecomers Team Activities’ Moosk, UK
- ‘2nd Place Team activities’ Urania, Netherlands and Black Diamond of Durham, UK
- ‘1st Place Team activities’ ARC Gloria, Colombia
- ‘Good conduct’ Pogoria, Poland
- ‘Sportsmanship’ Royalist, UK
- ‘Best dressed crew’ Rona II, UK
- ‘Team spirit’ Yaz Quintin and Pelican of London, UK
- ‘Fair play’ L. E. Aoilfe, Ireland
- Overall participation’Mir, Russia
The Tall Ships Races 2011 special prizes from the Port and City of Waterford
- Best presented on arrival in Waterford ARC Gloria, Colombia
- Best presented ship alongside in Waterford Royalist, UK
- Environmental Award Prolific, Norway
- Ship furthest from her home port ARC Gloria, Colombia
- Oldest vessel in the Fleet Swan, Lerwick 1900
- Youngest Captain Campbell Greer, Spirit of Fairbridge
- Best crew in the Crew Parade Class A ARC Gloria, Colombia (as judged by the Waterford Port Committee)
- Best crew in the Crew Parade Class B, C D Endorfina, Poland (as judged by the Waterford Port Committee)