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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Royal Regatta Falmouth to London Festival 2014

Old meets new: The tall ships beside the 02 on the Thames

Just the other day I was looking at the ships from older days with their many sails...how technical minds have made these vessels and structured the sails to voyage on the seas is quite phenomenal, as last for me. Just some things in life are facinating...how the early navigators travelled the world and charted the seas...monitoring the stars and angles....recording distances.. ~We take the atlas for granted.

The beautiful ships looked liked they had sailed out of a Turner painting

The Daily Mail writes : The beautiful ships looked liked they had sailed out of a Turner painting. This ship is named Thalassa, in Greek meaning Sea and so at this point, we are showing where two seas are meeting together in one spot...

The 49-year-old wore on-trend bright emerald green cropped trousers and Converse trainers 

Pictured among the group is Sophie Countess of Wessex, wearing green trousers, gathered together under a sign that writes TS ROYALIST SEA CADETS.

Over 280 young people from a wide range of backgrounds are sailing on board 19 boats in the race, in the first time a Tall Ships Race has both started and finished in a UK port

Over 280 were gathered sailing on 19 vessels in the first time a Tall Ships Race had started and finishd in a UK port. (With Newport being in the news these days, not a coincidence this is happening too)

Nelson watching over the Tall ships at Park Row,Greenwich at the start of the 2014 festival today, marking the beginning of a week-long festival filled with wonderful displays on the River Thames

Quote 'Nelson watching over the Tall Ships at Park Row, Greenwich at the start of the 2014 festival today marking the begining of a week long festival filled with wonderful displays on the River Thames.'


Almost half of the vessels competing in the regatta are members of ASTO, the UK¿s Sail Training umbrella organisation

'Almost half of the vessels competing in the Regatta are members of ASTO , the UK' s sail training organisation.

Publishing these photographs here do not reflect their detail as clearly as in the original article. 

The tall ships will be moored until 9th September between Greenwich and Woolwich

In this photograph the sign on the ship writes FOR ABLE BODIED & DIASABLED - the man sitting solo wearing a red cap is holding a puppet wearing navy blue (puppet master)

It is the first time a Tall Ships Race has both started and finished in a UK port

Pictured here sailing with the Netherlands flag...it cannot be forgotten that the Dutch have been inspired to trade, build and sail the seas..The Holland America connection was made in shipping too.

HRH The Countess of Wessex at the finish of the the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta, gets a selfie with Leading Sea Cadet Morgan Smith

Here Sophie, The Countess of Wessex looking refeshingly pretty posing for a 'selfie with Leading Sea Cadet Morgan Smith. Lots of smiling faces in the background at the finish of the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.

'On the day of their marriage, the Queen created Edward Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn and declared that he would eventually be created Duke of Edinburgh once that title reverts to the Crown. (the Duke of Edinburgh being the Queen's husband Phillip)

https://twitter.com/SeaCadetsUK/status/507848674525712384/photo/1

James Stevens, Chairman, Sail Training International and  ASTO, said, "I was delighted that our Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex met many of our trainees and also attended the ASTO reception on board the Jubilee Sailing Trust's accessible tall ship Tenacious to congratulate the ASTO skippers.  They achieved great results in the race and do  vital work  providing challenge and adventure for young people.”

Tenacious meaning (tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely., persisting in existence; not easily dispelled,.not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action; determined).



'After the death of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 2002, Sophie became the second highest-ranking woman in the U.K.'s order of precedence, preceded only by the Queen, as her brothers-in-law, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York, were then unmarried. Due to marriages of the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge and changes in favour of princesses by blood for private occasions, Sophie now ranks after her sisters-in-law, the Princess Royal and the Duchess of Cornwall; her nieces, Beatrice and Eugenie; her niece-in-law Catherineand her mother-in-law's cousin Alexandra. At official occasions, however, she ranks third, behind only her mother-in-law and sister-in-law.'

'The Earl has taken on many roles from his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is reducing some commitments owing to his age. The Earl replaced him as President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (since 2006 its Vice-Patron) and opened the 1990 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand and the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia. He has also taken over the Duke's role in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme, attending Gold Award ceremonies around the world

The Earl's appointment as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2014 was announced in November 2013. 
'duke (male) or duchess (female) can either be a monarch ruling over a duchy or a member of the nobility, historically of highest rank below the monarch. The title comes from French duc, itself from the Latin dux, 'leader', a term used in republican Rome to refer to a military commander without an official rank (particularly one of Germanic or Celtic origin), and later coming to mean the leading military commander of a province.'
A woman who holds in her own right the title to such duchy or dukedom, or is the wife of a duke, is normally styled duchessQueen Elizabeth II, however, is known by tradition as Duke of Normandy in the Channel Islands and Duke of Lancaster in Lancashire.

The map of the South Kingdom of Wessex includes Somerset, where in ancient times Jesus was said to have walked. More than 200 miles away he has visited land named connected. Cornwall is also visible, a 7 year old child in 2012, had a dream with Jesus having a home in Cornwall - With Prince Charles holding the title Duke of Cornwall, it is unknown if the British Royal family eagerly wait for Christ to return. 

With the international gathering taking place in UK this week, in Newport Wales and Cardiff Castle, in the Port is the international gathering of ships participating in this festival race too. There is certainly a lot going on.....there is also a rise of oppressive laws taking place in the UK, with justified concern.

Peace be with you
Pauline Maria

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie,_Countess_of_Wessex

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