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2010-07-13 - Tall Ships' Races 2010, Day 1 - The Prize | by Alexandru Stanoi
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2010-07-13 - Tall Ships' Races 2010, Day 1 - The Prize

We woke up on the ship and got breakfast while more trainess were arriving on the ship.

 

At 10:00 there was a general assembly on deck. The Captain welcomed us to the race and the First Mate presented the coveted prize of the race (in the picture) which Christian Radich held for the past 2 years. It's a piece of rock from Cape Horn.

 

After this the ships started leaving the harbour. There was an incident in which 2 ships got their yards tangled, and a few ropes broke and some sailors were injured. But it wasn't a big issue and the program continued.

 

During our journey to the river of Antwerp we got a tour of the ship from the Chief Mate Bengt.

 

All the ships went to the river for a parade through the center of Antwerp.

 

After the parade we headed to the open sea, where we practiced putting on the life vests and climbing the yards.

 

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Taken on July 13, 2010