50th anniversary of The Tall Ships' Race
The year 2006 marks the 50th anniversary of The Tall Ships' Race. In celebration, the first leg recreated the original 1956 race, from Torquay to Lisbon and here the majestic sail boats arrive at the Portuguese capital. Tomorrow by 11:oo am they all will leave Lisbon with a nice exhibition in Tagus river passing by Belem tower, for the pleasure of hundreds of people watching them. Here are some photos I took this late afternoon.
Portuguese ships "Sagres" and "Creoula".
Italian ship "Amerigo Vespucci".
Some exercises in the Danish ship "Georg Stage".