Farewell Greenock

12 July 2011

Farewell Greenock

Following a dramatic air display by the Red Arrows, the Tall Ships said farewell to Greenock as crowds aligned the shore to see the fleet pass by.

Unsurprisingly it was the Class A Colombian vessel, Gloria, who received the most cheers and was closely followed by a host of spectator boats keen to catch a last glimpse of the colourful crew.

The last Class A to leave was UK vessel Lord Nelson who sparked much interest with visitors over the four day period as the vessel specialises in sailing for the disabled.  

The Tall Ships Races 2011, presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International, is taking a nine day break from the race series, visiting guest harbours along the way, before arriving in Lerwick for the start of Race Two.

Sail Training International is looking forward to joining the fleet again in Lerwick and until then, hopes that everyone has a fantastic time soaking up some local culture and traditions in addition to a great sailing experience. 

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