The Tall Ships Races 2011 experience may have ended for most Shetlanders when the fleet departed last Monday during a magnificent Parade of Sail, but for some young islanders the experience is about to take on a new direction. >> Read full story
Under full sail and in all their majesty, the 53 Tall Ships with over 2,000 international crew who graced Shetland’s shores left Lerwick after a weekend full of festivities and tinged with sadness. >> Read full story
Over 2000 crew provided a vibrant start to The Tall Ships Races 2011 - Lerwick with a spectacular crew parade through the streets of Lerwick, led by Guizer Jarl John Hunter and his Jarl Squad.
A total of 53 ships have arrived in the Shetland port for the four day maritime event which culminates in a parade of sail on Sunday followed by the start of race 2, where ships will race from Lerwick to Stavanger in Norway.