Video: 2017 Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta

June 12, 2017

The City of Hamilton released a short video commemorating the Tall Ship Fleet that recently visited Bermuda, one of the stops on the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

The Tall Ship Regatta is a 7,000 nautical mile Trans-Atlantic race to six countries to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation through its founders and founding provinces.

The early arriving ships berthed in St. Georges where the trainees and crews were welcomed with a host of activities. One June 1, a Parade of Sail then sent the ships from St. Georges to Hamilton where the ships berthed for the Tall Ships Festival.

On June 8, the ships set off to Boston on the next leg of the Regatta after being delayed for a few days by bad weather.

John Wadson Chairman of Sail Training Association of Bermuda and Chairman Emeritus of the Tall Ships Bermuda 2017 event, said: “It has been a magnificent time. It has been exhausting, but great fun.

“At all the events held to celebrate the presence of the ships, the atmosphere was superb. The sense of enjoyment, the spirit of camaraderie, the buzz was tangible.”

Events held to mark the ships’ stay included a concert by Bermuda’s Collie Buddz, with part of the proceeds going to support Sail Training Association of Bermuda’s bursary scheme, a Welcome to Bermuda Festival at Penno’s Wharf, St. George’s, and a Welcome Street Festival on Front Street.

Mr Wadson added: “The events in St. George’s and Hamilton drew thousands of people and I heard people saying how busy they were.

“I hope that as well as showing we can host extremely good events, we have also helped our local businesses, whether that be bars and restaurants, or the people with stalls, with extra revenue.”

After Boston, the ships will sail to places including Quebec, onto Halifax and then LeHavre, in France, where the race is due to finish on September 3.

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