Ken Sparnon Photography | Tall Ships Race Sunderland 2018

Tall Ships Race Sunderland 2018

July 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

 Tall Ships Race 2018, Sunderland

Sunderland were the host of the 62nd tall ships race anniversary year with the first race been held in 1956 with a grand total of just 20 ships taken part. The 20 ship race took place between Torbay, in Devon and Lisbon, Portugal. The winnning tall ship of that race was the British ship Moyana, however on winning that race the Moyana sank on the way back home to the UK. Apart from the great news of winning that race the best news was ALL of the crew on the ship survived aswell as saving the winning trophy. In 1958 the Sail Training International Race Committee (the organisation responsible for todays race) decided to repeat the race and every second year thereafter.

Today i visited to host country/city, Sunderland for the start of the race, we were blessed with glorious weather which has held up really well to welcome our race competitors over the 5 days they have been here, and today the sun shone even brighter to see them on their way.

I did'nt get as many photo opportunites as i hoped for and this was because of many reasons, as a personal opinion i felt seeing so many on the pier head would spoil the image somewhat, but on other shots they would look great. Other reasons were because we are out at sea, the sky is somewhat rather dull and grey with the heat we were having, with the occasional hint and break of blue.

I did manage to take some 130+ photos but with similar photos (positioning/location)  i opted to only edit the best of the similar shots. I believe i have narrowed them down to approx 15-20 photos. I have posted a couple on my page here in the landscape section but the others will be found on my facebook photography page.

I hope you enjoy the couple of photos i have posted here and i look forward to my next venture out to see what that brings me/us.

Until next time, enjoy the weather we are having (if your in the UK) long may it last.

 

Sorlandet Leave RokerSorlandet Leave RokerThe Sorlandet Tall Ships leaves Sunderland for the next part of their 2018 Tall Ships Race.

Alexander Von Humboldt II Waves GoodbyeAlexander Von Humboldt II Waves GoodbyeTall Ship "Alexander Von Humboldt II" leaves Sunderland for the next part of their 2018 Tall Ships Race.


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