27 October 2013
Tall Ships In Auckland
The International Tall Ship Festival is in Auckland this weekend so I had a wee wander down to Queens and Princess Wharves to have a look. Fortunately, the weather has cooperated over the long holiday weekend (Labour Day) and there have been tons of people out and about checking out the tall ships. They left Sydney on 10 October and raced to New Zealand arriving into Auckland on 25 October. Dutch Bark Europa won the race, followed by another Dutch ship, Tecla, with the Spirit of New Zealand coming in third. The ships are amazing, but make me glad we only have one mast and two sails to contend with!