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RDV2017 Tall Ships Festival in Charlottetown

Friday, June 30

Visitors to Charlottetown won't want to miss the RDV2017 Tall Ships Regatta from June 30 - July 2. Nine tall ships will be docked at Port Charlottetown and Queen's Wharf with opportunities for everyone to explore the ships for FREE. The nine tall ships visiting Charlottetown include: Bark Europa, Oosterschelde, Blue Clipper, USCGC Eagle, Rona II, Jolie Brise, Vahine, BAP Union, and HMCS Oriole.

Deck Tours:
Deck tours will be available from 2:00 - 4:00pm on Friday, June 30 at Port Charlottetown and Queen's Wharf. On the same day, additional deck tours will be available from 4:00 - 7:00pm at Port Charlottetown. On Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2, deck tours will take place at both locations from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

Port Charlottetown: Located 1 Weymouth Street
Queen's Wharf: Located at the bottom of Queen Street



History of the Dutch Tall Ships!

The three-masted topsail schooner ‘Oosterschelde’ (1917) is the largest restored Dutch sailing ship and is a monument for Dutch shipbuilding and maritime navigation under sail. ‘Oosterschelde’ is internationally known for her many impressive journeys since her restoration in 1992, including two circumnavigations. The ship is regularly in use as a floating embassy for companies in ports all over the world.

The bark ‘Europa’ (1911) travels the oceans all over the world and developed a reputation since 1994 as a ship that ‘really sails’. Tall Ship lovers, even witho7ut experience, can steer, hoist the sails and navigate the ship. The 56 meters long ship was built in Hamburg and rebuilt and refurbished in Amsterdam. The Bark ‘Europa’ is since then wandering the oceans, participates in Tall Ships Races and visits the Antarctic continent every year.

More information about the Dutch Tall Ships >>

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