I promised some more photos from The Tall Ships Races in Bergen 2014. Here they are leaving in amid thunder and rain - the first rain for a very long time. Heading the fleet is Bergen's own "Statsraad Lehmkuhl".
Here is "Statsraad Lehmkuhl" accompanied by the Dutch "Gulden Leeuw".
"Statsraad Lehmkuhl" in lone splendour.
"Gulden Leeuw" got some technical problems and had to return to port. It is passed by a Dutch colleague.
The Danish full rigged ship ship "Georg Stage".
The Norwegian full rigged ship "Sørlandet"
The Norwegian full rigged ship "Christian Radich" and a Swedish rwo-masted vessel.
And finally three ships that all had got their sails up and making a colourful exit.