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Hi friends and colleagues, today I offer you another photo of the visit to Cadiz of the regatta of great sailboats, today I present a second overview of a part of the port with Simon Bolivar in the foreground and then the Statsraad Lehmkuhl. I hope you like it, next a few letters about the history of the great regatta.

The Tall Ships' Races is a classic sailing ship competition organized by the Sail Training International association.

It is in 1953 that Bernard Morgan, a former retired London lawyer, together with Pedro Teotonio Pereira, Portuguese ambassador in London, have the idea of ​​organizing a regatta of great sailboats from all over the world. The more they talked about this project, the more interested several patrons, such as Louis Mountbatten, the first Lord of the Admiralty and the Duke of Edinburgh. Behind the idea was the ideal of achieving peace and fraternity among young people of all nations.

Thus was created the Sail Training International Race Committee, which in July 1956 organized the first regatta from Torbay, southwest of England, to Lisbon, with twenty large sailboats divided into two classes, those of more than one hundred tons and another Below this displacement. The vessels come from different countries, such as Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey and Great Britain.

The regatta ignites the spirits, especially in the countries that had a boat in competition. It is the media that invented the term Tall Ships 'Races or Tall Ships' Sailing Regatta. It was conceived at the beginning to be a single regata, but given its undeniable success, the committee decides to repeat it in 1958 and every two years thereafter.

In July of 1958 the regata left of Brest. 18 sailboats of more than one hundred tons would reach Las Palmas and 12 smaller ones to La Coruña.

The STIRC becomes a permanent body and evolves over the years into the Sail Training Association, with the Duke of Edinburgh as President, later at ISTA and Sail Training International.

In 1962 29 large sailboats take the departure from Torbay to Rotterdam.

In 1964 the fleet was divided into two categories: Class A for large sailboats stacked sails and Class B for smaller vessels.

From 1965 minor regattas appear to alternate with the Tall Ships' Races, but from 1975 these minor regattas become as important as the main one and it becomes very difficult to differentiate them.

In 1972 the regatta takes the name of Cutty Sark when being sponsored by the whiskey of the same name. With this sponsor a new trophy was created that rewards the ship that, in the opinion of all the captains of the fleet, has developed to a greater extent the brotherhood and compression between the towns. This trophy has continued to this day under the name of Sail Training International Friendship Trophy. For over thirty years it was Cutty Sark who sponsored the race.

After the departure of Cutty Sark as a sponsor, the city of Antwerp decided to sponsor the test in 2006 to mark the 50th anniversary of the competition, retaking the original name Tall Ships'Race.

Since 1998, the Juan de Lángara Association has participated in the Regatta, first with a chartered boat, and later with a ship of its own, schooner Juan de Lángara, with whom he won the Friendship Trophy, the most prized Regatta, in 2006.

In 2014 the Spanish vessel Atyla visited this concentration for the first time and the operator plans to continue to participate year after year.
Source: Wikipedia.

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Date Taken: 2016-07-30 12:43
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