Liverpool Tall Ships 2018 A small selection of photographs from this superb event. Anglican Cathedral The civic reception and opening ceremony for the Tall Ships Festival 2018 Anglican Cathedral Civic dignitaries, including the City Mayor, Joe Anderson OBE, at their Bordeaux Ambassador investiture. Anglican Cathedral The moon-themed art which was illuminated during the hours of darkness. Albert Dock A wonderful day with the boats open to the public. Dock Cruise An evening supper cruise around the docks after an eventful day. DBOGA Members Sean and crew participating in the full day sail by along the River Mersey waterfront. Flags Flying Every boat fully dressed for the occasion. Jean Regrettably, her steering broke during an exceptionally high wind gust. Comrades An eventful day was to unfold. Master Frank Jo Pennington and his beloved IOM fishing boat. Master Frank A great sight to see. Royal Iris A Mersey Ferry, the skipper bringing his passengers to view the gaffers. Master Frank Another circuit of the waterfront. Spray Passing the Liver Birds Spray Enjoying the sailing and some challenging gusts of wind. Tir na n'Og An excellent turn-out of the boat and a great amiable crew from Dublin. Anna Ellida A fine looking racing nobby and one of the largest at 40ft overall. Master Frank Master Frank Sean Walsh Nothing was going to stop Sean from sailing and smiling. Anna Ellida Skipper Trash and his trustee dog Bosun. Comrades Help, my engine won't start! Do you have a spare a battery? Yes, we do. Spray Lovely backdrop with Albert Dock, Anglican Cathedral and the Ferris Wheel Lock In Stemming the tide, awaiting the opening of the sea lock at Liverpool Marina. Birkenhead Sunset over the Wirral and time to strike the yardarm.