sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Photo Gallery Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing FishingBoating
Video Gallery Newsletters
Sail-World.com : Tall ships spectacle as 16 crowd into Sydney Harbour together
Tall ships spectacle as 16 crowd into Sydney Harbour together


'Tall ships guaranteed to steal the thunder'    .    Click Here to view large photo

It might be the once in a life-time International Fleet Review this weekend in Sydney, and it might be that it is the Navy's signature commemorative event for 2013, but it's a fair bet that the 16 Australian and international tall ships gracing the harbour will steal the limelight.

Despite uncertainties about the weather, more than 1.5 million people are expected to crowd the foreshores for a spectacle not seen since the Bicentennial in 1988 - and that didn't have the number of tall ships.

The International tall ships hail from the Netherlands, Britain, New Zealand and Canada.

A Royal Australian Navy S-70B Sea Hawk helicopter flies the Australian White Ensign over HMAS Parramatta, HM Bark Endeavour and Lady Hopetoun in Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review launch. -  .. ©   Click Here to view large photo

Planned in partnership with the NSW State Government and the City of Sydney, approximately 40 warships as well as the 16 tall ships will participate in this historic event. The RAN Sea Power Conference 2013 and Pacific 2013 International Maritime Congress and Exposition, are also scheduled to take place at Darling Harbour from 7 October 2013 to coincide with the IFR.

In late 2011, the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN extended an invitation to over 50 nations to send a warship and/or tall ship to participate in an International Fleet Review (IFR) to be held in Sydney from 3 - 11 October 2013. The Review is being held to commemorate the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet into Sydney.

RAN and visiting warships rendezvoused in Jervis Bay, NSW on 1 October 2013 to conduct final preparations and briefings.

HMAS Sydney sails past the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.  .. ©   Click Here to view large photo

The formal aspects of the IFR commenced with all tall ships entering Sydney Harbour yesterday, Thursday 3 October 2013 and all warships entering today, Friday 4 October 2013 - exactly 100 years after the first RAN Fleet entry.

To mark this historic occasion, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia will welcome the Fleet from Bradley’s Head, and officially review the fleet onboard HMAS Leeuwin on Saturday 5 October, as part of the Ceremonial Fleet Review. The Review will include a moving line of seven RAN ships to further symbolise the 1913 entry.

The day's events are also likely to feature formation fly-pasts by fixed and rotary wing aircraft, naval displays and demonstrations, naval gun salutes and naval band performances, and will culminate in a spectacular evening fireworks and lightshow on the harbour.

Other activities being planned to occur during the week long celebrations, include a combined naval march through the Sydney CBD, ships open to the public, inter-navy sporting competitions, naval memorial and religious services, and a range of community and cultural events.

IFR on show in Sydney  .. ©   Click Here to view large photo

The tall ships will depart on Thursday 10 October 2013, mostly for Auckland, followed by the fleet departing on Friday 11 October 2013 to participate in Exercise TRITON CENTENARY in the East Australian Exercise Areas (EAXA).

The IFR is planned to be similar in scale and public impact to that experienced during the RAN 75th Anniversary in 1986 and the Bicentennial Naval Salute in 1988.

The full program of events can be seen at www.navy.gov.au/ifr/events


by Jeni Bone

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=115375

1:02 AM Fri 4 Oct 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World







Springtime Greening: Boaters Tips for Earth Day by BoatUS Foundation/Sail-World Cruising,










British rescuers go for their own circumnavigation challenge by Derby Telegraph/Sail-World Cruising,


How sailors really do have a voice in the future of our oceans by Sandra Whitehouse, Sailors for the Sea,


Message-in-a-bottle record - 102 years by AFP/Sail-World Cruising,














Canadian solo sailor rescued north of Auckland by Sail-World Cruising round-up,
























Free online fuel spill course - how much do you know? by BoatUS Foundation/Sail-World Cruising,








Japan's Antarctic whaling program harpooned
Yacht of the Week: Kokomo III - and she could be yours
Life-shattering event sends 'rookie' couple sailing the world
Mysteries of the seas, happening right now - missing, sunk, foul play
Sail Norway and Russia this summer - your own boat, or charter
Sunshine4kids' 'Fleet of Hope' sets off again
3,200-year-old boat found in Croatian waters
Product of the Week: the LineGrabber
Mediterranean Mooring - How to moor stern-to to a dock or quay
Canadian storm bomb threat - sailors advised: get off the water!
Carbon monoxide poisoning - is it possible on YOUR boat?
Sailing family condemmed for taking 3-year-old on circumnavigation
New contract-free plan for satellite communicator on your smart phone
Yacht of the Week: The Dashew creation: no sails, but eco-friendly
No laughing! Sailing mistakes I don't want to make
Multihull Solutions Phuket 2014 Regatta - new sponsorship
Destination: From Moscow Sea to the White Sea
Land sailors of India on adventure across the Rann
Jet stream gets fish in hot water
Still no plans for e-Borders
A Paint App to (almost) replace your marine store assistant   
Air warms but water slower - be careful, sailors, of hypothermia   
Volunteer Canadian rescue team homeless - any offers?   
Hilary Lister and Nashwa Al Kindi set a new trans-ocean record   
How to anchor and 'never utter a word'   
Non-pyrotechnic flares for my boat - Can I or can't I?   
Health benefits of sailing   
Cruising in the Maldives - some nuts and bolts   
ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising   
Halyard Tension - a video   
Winchrite - for lazy days or extra muscle-power   
Researcher examines 'current leaks' that may change the way you sail   
Paris off to attempt to circumnavigate the world again   
Need a tow from that helicopter? - watch the video and don't laugh   
Certain oil spill products shown to be ineffective and toxic + Video   
The Constrictor: a powerful 'Queen' of sailing knots!   
British leisure craft permitted to use red diesel in Belgian waters   
Boat painting - simple but best tips   
'It's never just one thing' - Swedish sailors rescued   
Cruising Club of America celebrates outstanding sailors of 2013   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  



















 
Our Advertisers are committed to our sport, please support them!
This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia Pty. Ltd and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.

Photographs are copyright by law. If you wish to use or buy a photograph you must contact the photographer directly (there is a hyperlink in most cases to their website, or do a Google search.) with your request.

Please do not contact Sail-World.com as we cannot give permission for use of other photographer’s images.

Only if the photographer named on the image is Sail-world.com, Powerboat-world.com, Marinebusiness-world.com or NZBoating-World.com.
Contact us .
Ph: +61 2 8006 1873 or complete our feedback form    Contact us .
   View our Privacy Policy.    [Go Home]     [  Banner Advertising Specification]    [Bot Archive ]

Customised news feeds -Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have their own customised version of our news feed on their website.
Look_here_to_see_examples

X6XL NEW CRU NH