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Majestic tall ships of the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta are on their way to Funchal (Madeira). These ‘choreographers of the sea and wind’ will be the pièce de résistance marking the 500th anniversary of the city Funchal in Madeira. The fleet has left the historic port of Falmouth on the south west coast of England and will be arriving today at Ilhavo (Port of Aveiro). After that they will race to Funchal …. where they will join the major celebrations of the city.

Host Ports Map of the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta

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On the following slide show you can see the latest images related to the Funchal 500 Years celebration taking place this year. Next to the photos of the 500th Anniversary there are also pictures of the vessels that are be participating the regatta. For those who are on Madeira between 2-5 October 2008 … will be able to see them at close range.

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Attention: this slide show is updated frequently with new images of Funchal 500 activities … so it is worth to check it out more often.