Tall Ships 2014 – London Parade of Sail

I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation to go afloat on the Thames to see the ships mustering for the parade.

My host for the trip was the owner of the fantastic Thames Limo and a previous article about the boat can be found here.

Thames Limo @ Gallions Reach 11-04-14

We encountered the first of the fleet in Limehouse Reach.

Kapitan Borchardt (2) @ River Thames 09-09-14

We then proceeded down past Greenwich and around to abeam the West India dock entrance and then shadowed the sailing ship Jantje as she made her way to the start point.

Loth Lorien (2) @ River Thames 09-09-14

Jantje (3) @ River Thames 09-09-14

Jantje (5) @ River Thames 09-09-14

As we approached the lower pool some great views of the ships assembling were to be had with a fantastic backdrop of London landmarks.

Stavros S Niarchos (5) @ River Thames 09-09-14

Tall Ships (24) @ River Thames 09-09-14

Overall the whole Sail Greenwich 2014 event has been an amazing spectacle with lots of great sailing ships to see and thanks go to the  organisers and all the supporters that helped stage and manage the event – lets hope London doesn’t have to wait another 25 years for an event of this magnitude.

A full set of the photos from the day can be found here.


One thought on “Tall Ships 2014 – London Parade of Sail

  1. Pingback: The Thames & Royal Docks in 2014 – a retrospective | Dock, Lock and River

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