My theme for the 2017 A To Z Challenge is 'Cathedrals of the Seas' to celebrate RDV 2017 (Rendez-Vous 2017)
More than 40 Tall Ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in 2017. They are scheduled to stop at host ports in Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes, giving thousands of people the opportunity to admire the majestic beauty of these cathedrals of the seas.
The jewel in the crown of the RDV 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is the arrival of the international fleet into Québec and Lévis up the St Lawrence River. As well as the tremendous Tall Ships, thousands of visitors from across Canada and internationally, will enjoy free land activities, colourful crew parades and street artist performances.
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A transatlantic race to six countries
The Québec City and Lévis rallying point is one stop along a transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical miles taking place over the course of five months in 2017. The race starts at the port of Royal Greenwich in Great Britain on April 13 and finishes in the port of Le Havre, France, which will welcome the grand winner between August 31 and September 3. There will be stops in Portugal, Bermuda, the United States and Canada along the way.
The Tall Ships Regatta comprises five legs of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty.For each leg, there is a main rallying point where thousands of visitors can take part in the many activities organized for the event.
Event from April 13 to 16, 2017
Royal Greenwich, United Kingdom
Start of the race
The borough of Royal Greenwich, with its proud seafaring history, is the ideal location for the start of the first leg of the RDV 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. This UNESCO world heritage site is home to the world-renowned ship Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory and the National Maritime Museum.
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