Regatta Parade

by Rui Sousa October. 03, 2008 3396 views

On this day, there was a parade with the crews of the Funchal 500 Tallships race.
Downtown had a special animation, also with some ‘Tunas’ (University musical groups which sing and play tradicional songs and student songs, with lots of animation and bottles…) :))

This one was a spanish ‘Tuna’ which came to Madeira to participate in the meeting.

Meanwhile, the parade had already started. Here, the crew from the Uruguayan ship, ‘Capitan Miranda’

The National crew, from ‘Creoula’

The mexican crew was one of the most amazing (as well as its ship).
They came really like a military parade, totally aligned and on full display power.

The mexican crew was amazing also because they could be very ‘straight’ but also very funny. This one was representing the bow statue of the ship!

…they also brought some ‘great’ mexican music, quite loud!! ;))

The russian crew from the ‘MIR’…they looked quite young…

Big hats!! (some could use some washing…

One of the civilian crews….quite happy they were…

Russian crew from the ‘Sedov’…Black hats for these ones…

One the most animated crews also..the Oman crew….

Yeah…I guess it's easy to see they're from the far east…quite animated also..

Meanwhile, the man that started all, was watching.
I'm talking about the statue of Gonçalves Zarco, one of the discoverers of Madeira Island.

Another one for the Oman crew.

Big flag for Russia

Guess from where….

Like I said, quite happy and animated….

Finnaly they gathered in front of the City Hall for the prizes…

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Ypslon 12 years, 5 months ago


Agora para a proxima quero uns oficiais da Marinha e outros da aviação.
Ficam LINDOS!!!!

12 years, 5 months ago Edited
Primavera Delima 12 years, 6 months ago

Ai fardas!!E aqui é cada uma mais bonita que a outra :)

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Rui Alves - Madeira Spotters 12 years, 6 months ago

#8 and #21 are my favourites.
#8... the funniest! :)

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sendao 12 years, 6 months ago

wonderful shots!...

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 12 years, 6 months ago

great set ! very nice shots!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jennye 12 years, 6 months ago

fantastic shots!! looks like a great parade!!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marco Stefano Vitiello 12 years, 6 months ago

great reportage! :)

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jorge Abreu 12 years, 6 months ago

I wasn't present at the parade, but it looks like it was fun!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited