The Cover shot shows the crew aloft setting sail onboard the Norwegian full rigger SORLANDET The pictures in the gallery below were taken in the port of Antwerp and offshore just before the start of the race to Aalborg. We had no wind to speak of and the start had been delayed but despite the flat calm there was some good cloud cover and interesting light to work with. Unfortunately on our chase boat a few people began to feel seasick and our skipper decided on an early return to port. During the race the fleet experienced some very high winds on their way to Aalborg in Denmark, a journey of around 650 nautical miles.
The Russian full rigger MIR port of Antwerp Onboard the German barque Alexander von Humboldt port of Antwerp Figurehead, German schooner Grossherzogin Elisabeth. Port of Antwerp 2010 A jolly crew onboard the Russian frigate Shtandart Carvings along the bow, Russian frigate Shtandart Ships decoration, Russian frigate Shtandart Ships decoration, Russian frigate Shtandart Port of Antwerp tall ships regatta 2010 Spectators on the quay, port of Antwerp 2010 Trainees climb the mast onboard the dutch clipper brig Morgenster port of Antwerp 2010 Taking down the bunting onboard MIR Antwerp tall ships regatta 2010 Care free. Antwerp tall ships regatta 2010 Mermaid figurehead, Thalassa, port of Antwerp Tender to Sorlandet port of Antwerp Thalassa, Antwerp tall ships regatta 2010 Open air Maritime Museum, port of Antwerp Sea Cadets. port of Antwerp Norwegian full rigger, Sorlandet port of Antwerp Kruzenshtern port of Antwerp Rig reflection
Morgenster. Port of Antwerp Dar Mlodziezy and Statsraadlehmkuhl. Parade of sail. Port of Antwerp Statsraad Lehmkuhl parade of sail Antwerp Constantia, parade of sail, Antwerp 2010 Dutch topsail schooner, Wylde Swan, parade of sail Danish barquentine, LOA Antwerp parade of sail Pelican of London and Thalassa, parade of sail Antwerp 2010 Brig Mercedes parade of sail. Port of Antwerp Dutch clipper brig, Morgenster parade of sail Antwerp Thalassa, Artemis and Eendracht – Departing for the race. Antwerp 2010 Russian full rigger MIR departing Antwerp Polish full rigger, Dar Mlodziezy. Port of Antwerp Indonesian barque, Dewaruci, Antwerp 2010 Indonesian barque, Dewaruci, Antwerp 2010 Indonesian barque, Dewaruci,, Antwerp 2010 Norwegian barque Statsraad Lehmkuhl departing for the race Norwegian full rigger Sorlandet with her crew aloft setting sail German barque, Alexander von Humboldt Russian barque Kruzenshtern, before the race start
Brig Mercedes, port of Antwerp Dewaruci, before the race. Antwerp 2010 Dewaruci, before the race. Antwerp 2010 Dutch brig Astrid before the race Dewaruci, before the race. Antwerp 2010 Dewaruci, before the race. Antwerp 2010 Dutch topsail schooner Gulden Leeuw The German barque Alexander von Humboldt The four masted barque Kruzenshtern (ex Padua) Norwegian full rigger Sorlandet waiting for the race start Evening on the aft deck of the Dutch topsail schooner Wylde Swan. Antwerp tall ships regatta 2010 Fresh Mackerel Antwerp Antwerp Cloud building before the race