This is SAIL Amsterdam, the world’s greatest nautical spectacle, taking place every 5 years in the Netherlands capital, Amsterdam and dating back from 1975, it has grown exponentially as the largest public event in the Netherlands, and the largest free nautical event on the planet.
Once every 5 years, roughly 600 ships navigate along the North Sea Canal before mooring around Ijhaven in Amsterdam. This 9th edition of the event takes place from August 19th to the 23rd, 2015.
From historic Tall ships, to modern ships, and dutch vessels from all over the world, this event is magnificent for sail/ship fans all over the world. Tall ships are the world’s largest sailing ships that exist, you can have a look at which iconic ships are showcasing on the official SAIL website
The following photos are from yesterdays Sail-In Parade, and were made by several Dutch Press Agencys and the public, but not me. I haven’t seen anything ‘live’ yet. It’s hard to get near in a mobility scooter.