Thursday, June 18, 2009
When I heard that the tall ships were going to be in Boston this July (July 8th-13th) I did a little digging and discovered that the Boston tall ships event is simply one stop on a multi-port cross Atlantic race, called the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge. The are over 3 dozen ships engaged in a race that began in April in Vigo, Spain, made a stop in the Canary Islands, then on to Hamilton, Bermuda. The ships are currently sailing to Charleston, South Carolina. The next leg is to Boston, followed by Halifax, Nova Scotia, then back across the Atlantic to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Wow! Learn more about the race, track the ships, and read the crews updates on their website.