Attention: follow this link to read the latest update about the race.
As we recently mentioned the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta and Festival do Mar 2008 will be Madeira’s biggest event for this year …. as part of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Funchal … capital city of Madeira Islands.
A large fleet of sail training Tall Ships will start (10 – 13 September) from the historic port of Falmouth on the south west coast of England … and race to the Ilhavo, Port of Aveiro – Portugal (20 – 23 September). From there the Tall Ships will continue their race to Funchal – Madeira …. where they will join the festivities, celebrations and Maritime Festival in the city (2 – 5 October).
Also we have a complete list of the participating vessels
|Vessel Name||Country||Class *|
|Sarie Marais of Plym||UK||C|
All square rigged vessels and all other vessels over 40m length overall (LOA)
Traditional rigged vessels with a LOA of less than 40m and with a length of water line (LWL) of at least 9.14m
Modern rigged vessels with a LOA of less than 40m and with a LWL of at least 9.14m, not carrying spinnaker-like sails
Modern rigged vessels with a LOA of less than 40m and with a LWL of at least 9.14m carrying spinnaker-like sails