Londoners had a chance to see the Nao Victoria and many other sailing ships at the Greenwich Tall Ships Festival 2017 last weekend. The Nao Victoria is a carrack, a replica of the ship which became the first vessel to successfully circumnavigate the globe in 1522 as part of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition.
The Nao Victoria replica was built in 1992 and it has sailed around the world acting as a self-contained museum where visitors can learn more about the era of the explorers.
The festival over the Easter holiday gave Londoners the chance to see and even board nearly 30 Tall Ships taking part in the regatta. The spectacle followed the tremendous success of the Tall Ships Festival 2014 and it was London’s largest event over the Easter period.