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Watching the fleet on the river

The Tall Ships Regatta from 5 to 9 September is the largest Tall Ships event on the Thames in 25 years.

The best opportunity to see the vessels underway on the river will be during the Parade of Sail on Tuesday, 9 September. 

That day the vessels will muster in Limehouse Reach before proceeding downriver, passing the Royal Naval College at Greenwich around 1.30 pm.

The majority of the Tall Ships will arrive on 4 and 5 September.  They will arrive in ones and twos over several tides, rather than as a ‘fleet’.

We have provided here the best information available to us currently about vessel arrival.  We suggest that those interested in seeing vessels inbound for the Regatta check www.marinetraffic.com for the latest position of specific vessels on the river.

For more information on the ships and the Tall Ships Regatta, go to: www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/tallships / www.sailroyalgreenwich.co.uk or telephone Sail Greenwich on 0203-040 2350.



The larger vessels are expected to pass Tilbury as follows:

Wednesday 3 September – late afternoon

  • Dar Mlodziezy

Thursday 4 September – early afternoon

  • Kapitan Borchardt
  • Pelican of London
  • Stavros S Niarchos
  • Tenacious

The smaller vessels are expected to pass Tilbury:

Thursday 4 September – around midnight onwards

  • Loth Lorien
  • Mercedes
  • Oosterschelde
  • Thalassa
  • Jante
  • Iris
  • Tecla
  • Shtandart

Thursday 4 September from around 1 pm onwards

  • Gulden Leeuw
  • Morgenster
  • Gallant
  • Lady of Avenel

Friday, 5 September from early morning, around 2 am onwards

  • Atyla
  • Ebb Tide
  • Eye of the Wind
  • Grace
  • Grayhound
  • Maybe
  • Pegassus
  • Queen of Galadriel
  • Royalist
  • Tectona
  • Urania
  • Excelsio
  • Jolie Brise
  • Challenger 1
  • Challenger 2
  • Duet
  • Eda Frandson
  • Amelie Rose
  • Thermopylea Clipper
  • Annabel J
Friday, 5 September from mid-afternoon, around 3 pm onwards
  • Challenge Wales
  • Dasher
  • Emerald Star
  • Helen Mary R
  • Leila
  • Merrilyn
  • Moosk
  • Rpuel
  • Swan
  • O.D.1
  • Tomidi
  • Mutin
  • John Laing