Funchal 500 Years – Tall Ships Regatta

levadeiro/ February 9, 2008/ Attractions, Funchal500, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Regatta, Sea, Things To Do, Tips, Uncategorized

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.

Host Ports Map of the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta

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 *
Alexander
von Humboldt
Germany A
Astrid Netherlands A
Capitan Miranda Uruguay A
Challenger 3 UK D
Challenger 4 UK D
Creoula Portugal A
Cuauhtémoc Mexico A
Endeavour UK D
Far Barcelona Spain B
Kaliakra Bulgaria A
Loa Denmark A
Mir Russia A
Pogoria Poland A
Sarie Marais of Plym UK C
Sedov Russia A
Shabab Oman Oman A
Spaniel Latvia C
Steppe Belgium D
Tecla Netherlands B
Viva Latvia C

*
CLASS A
All square rigged vessels and all other vessels over 40m length overall (LOA)

CLASS B
Traditional rigged vessels with a LOA of less than 40m and with a length of water line (LWL) of at least 9.14m

CLASS C
Modern rigged vessels with a LOA of less than 40m and with a LWL of at least 9.14m, not carrying spinnaker-like sails

CLASS D
Modern rigged vessels with a LOA of less than 40m and with a LWL of at least 9.14m carrying spinnaker-like sails