Tall Ships race, Russell, Bay of Islands

Mike and Liz Downing
Sun 9 Jan 2011 00:07
Yesterday was the annual Tall Ships and Classic Boats race organised by the Russell Boat Club.  The day started cloudy, but it cleared and turned out to be beautiful with sunny skies and light winds.  It's a fun race, not taken seriously, with water bombs thrown - even we got water-bombed and we weren't in the race!  We did follow them for the first part of the course and here are a few of the photos we took.
Not a race participant! A cruise ship that came in to see the race.