Rendez-Vous 2017: Tall Ships Regatta in Greenwich and Woolwich

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See the magnificent Tall Ships as they return to the Maritime Greenwich and Royal Arsenal Woolwich riverfronts.

A fleet of 40 ships takes to the river Thames for four days of festivities over the Easter weekend, as the crews prepare for a 7,000 nautical mile transatlantic race to Canada. Marking the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation and organised by Sail Training International, the vessels will leave London at the end of the weekend, setting sail for Portugal, Bermuda and Boston, before arriving in Quebec on 18 July.

Climb on board one of the spectacular Tall Ships, watch the dazzling fireworks light up the river, and take part in a programme of themed activities in the Woolwich and Greenwich town centres. The weekend culminates in a huge Parade of Sail at around 5pm on 16 April, as the 40 Tall Ships are joined by a number of smaller sailing vessels for a cruise along the Thames.

Make a day of it by exploring the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory and the National Maritime Museum, immersing yourself in the rich maritime history of Royal Greenwich.


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