As the city of Antwerp prepares for the arrival of the Tall Ship fleet, some ships have already arrived and are preparing themselves for the festivities.
Tecla (Netherlands) and Maybe (UK) arrived together in the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday). Two Class A ships, Loa (Denmark) and Astrid (Netherlands) are also in their berths, as well as the Belgian vessels Miles to Go, Polarrev and Steppe.
The 108m Russian ship Mir is expected to arrive later this afternoon.
To see more images from The Tall Ships Races, click here.
The Tall Ships Races is presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International.