Hundreds of visitors said farewell to the Tall Ships today as the fleet left Lisbon to make their way to the start of Race 2 which commences at 1900 local time.
Visit the photo gallery for images from today and look out for a race report tomorrow morning to discover who are the early leaders.
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
Behind the scenes insights on Twitter @tallshipsraces and Facebook