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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


Dieter · April 3, 2007 at 1:12 pm

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

Don Amaro · April 4, 2007 at 8:59 am

Obrigado (Thank you) Dieter

Maurice · April 20, 2007 at 3:44 pm

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!

Don Amaro · April 20, 2007 at 5:34 pm

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

Keith · May 18, 2007 at 5:24 am

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.

Sergei · June 8, 2007 at 5:53 pm

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.


Don Amaro · June 8, 2007 at 8:39 pm

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

Maurice · June 28, 2007 at 1:56 pm

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

thad koza · August 18, 2007 at 10:41 am

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.

thad koza · September 18, 2007 at 1:42 am

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


Ivan · November 29, 2007 at 11:20 am

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

thad koza · January 29, 2008 at 5:46 pm

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

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