Sailing away to glory

People in Duclair, France took to the docks to watch the Armada sailing boat festival, considered to be one of the world’s largest meetings of tall sailing ships and war vessels. Here’s a glimpse.

Spectators wave at the sailors of the mexican ship the "Cuauthemoc" sailing on the Seine river on the last day of the "Armada" sailing boat meeting in Duclair. The festival is one of the world's largest meetings of tall sailing ships and war vessels. AFP

Sailors of the mexican ship the "Cuauthemoc" wave before their departure on the last day of the "Armada" sailing boat meeting. The festival is one of the world's largest meetings of tall sailing ships and war vessels. AFP

Sailors of the mexican ship the "Cuauthemoc" wave before their departure on the last day of the "Armada" sailing boat meeting. The festival is one of the world's largest meetings of tall sailing ships and war vessels. AFP

Sailing ships festival

Sailors of the mexican ship the "Cuauthemoc" wave before their departure on the last day of the "Armada" sailing boat meeting. AFP

People look at French ship the "Marite" sailing on the Seine river on the last day of the "Armada" sailing boat meeting in Duclair. The festival is one of the world's largest meetings of tall sailing ships and war vessels. AFP

People look at Dutch ship the "Stad Amsterdam" sailing on the Seine river on the last day of the "Armada" sailing boat meeting in Duclair. AFP

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