Ship Photos of the Day – SAIL Amsterdam Festival Kicks Off with Huge Parade

Tall ships sail during the Sail-In Parade marking the beginning of the Sail Amsterdam 2015 nautical festival, held every five years, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares
Tall ships sail during the Sail-In Parade marking the beginning of the Sail Amsterdam 2015 nautical festival, held every five years, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares

 

Here are some photos from Wednesday’s Sail-In Parade marking the beginning of the SAIL Amsterdam 2015 maritime festival held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

SAIl Amsterdam is held every five years and celebrates the Netherlands’ maritime and nautical heritage. The opening Sail-In Parade draws some 600 vessels, including several famous tall ships, from around the world as they navigate along the North Sea Canal before mooring in and around the IJhaven in Amsterdam. The event has grown to become the largest public event in the Netherlands and the largest free nautical event in the world, according to the event organizers

This year marks the ninth edition of SAIL Amsterdam, taking place from 19 to 23 August. Guess that’s the place to be. 

The Stad Amsterdam (C) clipper sails during the Sail-In Parade marking the beginning of the Sail Amsterdam 2015 nautical festival held every five years in Amsterdam, Netherlands August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos
The Stad Amsterdam (C) clipper sails during the Sail-In Parade marking the beginning of the Sail Amsterdam 2015 nautical festival held every five years in Amsterdam, Netherlands August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos

 

The Stad Amsterdam (L) clipper. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos
The Stad Amsterdam (L) clipper. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos

 

Poland's Tall ship Dar Mlodziezy is seen during the Sail-In Parade. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos
Poland’s Tall ship Dar Mlodziezy is seen during the Sail-In Parade. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos

 

A tall ship sails during the Sail-In Parade. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares
A tall ship sails during the Sail-In Parade. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares

 

Ecuador's tall ship Guayas (L) is seen during the Sail-In Parade marking the beginning of the Sail Amsterdam 2015 nautical festival. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos
Ecuador’s tall ship Guayas (L) is seen during the Sail-In Parade marking the beginning of the Sail Amsterdam 2015 nautical festival. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos

 

REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares

 

Norway's tall ship Christian RadichREUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos
Norway’s tall ship Christian RadichREUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos

 

Tall ships sail during the Sail-In Parade. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares
Tall ships sail during the Sail-In Parade. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares