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Sail Greenwich Highlights by L Katiyo

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Whilst I have been watching the activity in West India Dock over the last week, regular contributor, L. Katiyo has been watching the river and especially the Tall Ships who returned to London to take part in cruises on the river Thames.

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These cruises went from the Greenwich Heritage Centre and Woolwich Royal Arsenal Pier past many of the historic landmarks on the Thames up to Tower Bridge.

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The night cruises ended with spectacular fireworks displays.

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As L. Katiyo’s photographs show, the sight of Tall ships going around the Island up to the centre of London is a great spectacle and was enjoyed by many.

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This year there was around ten tall ships taking part including Gallant, Iris, J.R. Tolkien, Jantje, Mercedes, Morgenster, Oosterscheld, Thalassa and Zephyr.

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Many of the ships will be familiar to regular Thames watchers having taken part in many events before.

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This year’s Sail Greenwich is a taster for the Transatlantic Tall Ships Festival in April 2017, when a number of tall ships will be anchored at two festival sites in Greenwich and the Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich. The finale of the festival will be a huge Parade of Sail on 16 April, when around 40 tall ships will sail down the Thames.

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