Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta 2008

Posted by on July 22, 2006
Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta 2008 - Sail Training International

Host ports for the Funchal 500Tall Ships Regatta 2008 were announced in Lisbon this week. The Regatta will take place in September 2008 and is being organised by Sail Training International.

The port Falmouth, in the south west of England, has been selected as the start port. The fleet will race from there at the beginning of September 2008 to Port of Aveiro, Illhavo, Portugal, before a second race to Funchal, Madeira.

Attention: follow this link to read the latest update about the race.

The Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta will be the centre-piece of year-long celebrations in 2008 commemorating the 500th anniversary of Funchal’s founding, says Miguel Filipe Machado de Albuquerque, Mayor of Funchal.
By 2008 the commercial port in the heart of our city will be transformed into a leisure destination port to attract tourism. Funchal now plans to join the growing international family of sail training friendly ports.

Provisional dates: Falmouth (10 – 13 September).
Ilhavo (Porto of Aveiro), Portugal, (20 – 23 September).
Funchal, Madeira (2 – 5 October).

We recently published a list of the participating vessels. Click on the following link: Funchal 500 Years Tall Ships Regatta

12 Responses to Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta 2008

  1. Dieter

    Falmouth (10 – 13 September).
    Ílhavo (Porto of Aveiro), Portugal,20 – 23 September).
    Funchal, Madeira (2-5 October).

  2. Don Amaro

    Obrigado (Thank you) Dieter

  3. Maurice

    I’ll be there with my wife and some friends to see the ships arrive in Funchal.

    Must get the hotel booked before they all fill up!

  4. Don Amaro

    Yes Maurice don’t be late in booking the hotel. For example all hotels are now fully booked because of the Flower Festival.

  5. Keith

    My wife & I are going with Maurice, hotel booked and looking forward to it as I sailed in Tall ships 2000 to New York. Love Madeira.

  6. Sergei

    Dear all, my name is Sergei Zotov. I am a chief officer of the tall ship which name is Saint Nicholas. We want to take a part in Tall Ships Regatta 2008.

    Please, give us an information about participation in this regatta.


  7. Don Amaro

    Dear Sergei, I will mail you separately the requested contacts for more information.

  8. Maurice

    Does anyone know which ships will be taking part in this regatta?

  9. thad koza

    Can you keep me on your mailing list for events in 2008 ? I would like to establish a LINK to my webpage and events for 2008.

  10. thad koza

    How can we get our names placed on an update or media list ?


  11. Ivan

    Hi, my name is disman-kl, i like your site and i ll be back 😉

  12. thad koza

    I’d like to know the list of tall ships coming to FUNCHAL.

    Anyone know of any Spanish entires ?

    How does one reach BON TEMPS ?

    thanks thad