Princess Anne visits The Tall Ships’ Races fleet0
The Princess Royal today visited The Tall Ships’ Races fleet and spent time talking to a number of captains and trainees before boarding Jens Krogh from Denmark, where she chatted to Captain Bo Rosbjerg and some of the trainees. The Princess then boarded Ocean Spirit of Moray from the UK, where she chatted to Captain Ian Lerner and a number of the trainee crew members, many of whom are also pupils at Gordonstoun School.
After a quick cup of tea with the Ocean Spirit of Moray crew, Princess Anne boarded a small launch for a tour around Albert Dock. Crowds of people waved and cheered as she passed. The Princess commented that she always enjoyed visiting The Tall Ships’ Races and meeting some of the trainee crews taking part in the event. She wished all the crews luck and safe passage before departing.
Ships have continued to arrive all day with the majority in port by midday. While in port, the crews are being entertained with a full cultural and sports programme and will enjoy the traditional crew parade and crew party tomorrow.
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