Tall Ships 2014

Poster for the 2014 Tall Ships meeting in Santa Cruz de La Palma
Poster for the 2014 Tall Ships meeting


The Tall Ships are back! They used to hold an annual meet-up in Santa Cruz de la Palma for Christmas, but last year’s was cancelled. Luckily, they’re back. The ships will arrive on December 24th and leave on the 26th.

As usual, there’ll be a market in the port area from 9 am to 6pm, which gives you a chance for last-minute present shopping (or good-and-early shopping for January 6th, when the Spanish exchange presents) and a chance to look around the ships from 10 am – 1 pm and 4:30 pm – 6 pm.

This year the live music will be performed by ANGELIKA PROFETA on the harp from 10 am – 10:45am and 1:00 – 1:45pm, and MANU & ELIAS(modern music) from 11am-1pm. Kids can have a go at nautical knots on one of the ships from 11am-noon, and the crews of the ships will compete in a rowing competition at 4 pm. Plus there’s an exhibition of classic cars. Logically that must be on the quayside (can you imagine loading them onto the ships? ‘Nuff said.)

You can get more details at the Active Connect website


Tall Ship in Santa Cruz de La Palma
Tall Ship in Santa Cruz de La Palma


Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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  1. That sounds worth going to see. We walked down to the beach Christmas day, but it’s not quite the same thing here (and we didn’t see a single ship)

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