Pirates invade Belfast: Tall ships challenge 2009

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This is the main attraction of the annual maritime festival at the birthplace of Titanic. After 18 years, the Tall Ships visited again Belfast as part of the 2009 Atlantic Challenge. Belfast has a rich maritime heritage and this event brings another international exposure to the city. For details, click the link HERE. Watching them is just reminded me of the popular film, Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Just for a quick trivia, there are four classes of tall ships:  Class A: All square-rigged vessels with over 40m length overall;  Class B: Traditionally rigged vessel with a length overall less than 40m but with a waterline length of at least 9.14m;  Class C: Modern rigged vessels with a length overall less than 40m, with a waterline length of at least 9.14m, not carrying spinnaker-like sails; Class D: Modern rigged vessels with a length overall less than 40m, with a waterline length of at least 9.14m, carrying spinnaker-like sails (Source gotobelfast.com)

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~ by reymos on August 13, 2009.

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