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For the first time since 2000, a full Tall Ships regatta returned to Boston Harbor. On Saturday, June 17th, over 50 majestic ships from around the world arrived with a Grand Parade of Sail. The parade kicks off five days of nautical festivities with many opportunities for public boarding. Sail Boston 2017 is part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, a transatlantic race organized by Sail Training International. The regatta commenced in the UK on April 13, raced to Portugal, then to Bermuda, and is now to Boston. In Boston, the European, South American and North American fleets congregated before sailing en masse to Quebec for Canada’s National 150th Celebration.

The morning arrival started out a little foggy and overcast, but gradually cleared up for the Grand Parade of Sail. Here are some photos from the North End waterfront. See more photos here.

Photos by Matt Conti [See more at MattConti.com]

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Wow! I wish that I had not wasted so much time taking my lousy photos of the ships. If I had known that we would be treated to such incredible photography of the event, I could have spent more time actually enjoying the parade.
    Thank you.

  2. These pictures of the Tall Ships are miraculous. i am truly impressed, and sent your coordinates to 15 friends and relatives that will appreciate your work.
    Forbes Dewey

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