Thirty of these beautiful vessels will sail to Gothenburg, Sweden over the bank holiday weekend.
Vessels from many countries, including Norway, Belgium, Poland, the UK and the Netherlands will attend.
This spectacular race started the year after I was born (1956) . Find out more here
I am frankly envious of those participating . I love, love , love tall ships; I love wooden ships in general. I did a little sailing in my late teens and early twenties when I lived in Falmouth, Cornwall where my first husband had a small yacht. We had friends in the worldwide sailing community who had these beautiful old boats.
This set me to thinking about adventures in general and how the admittedly very reckless and devil may care spirit of my youth has got watered down somewhat by life, commitments, cash flow etc. Where did Gipsy Gill go?
The adventures are still out there, I just need to get on top of my current voyage of discovery and decide where to next.
Life’s too short not to get out there and just do it. Now.