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photoblog image Looking back .... Cuauhtémoc

Looking back .... Cuauhtémoc


The Tall Ships Race was a another of the major events in Liverpool during it's year as capital of Culture when almost one hundred sailing ships of all sizes were in port for several days and then left on the first stage of the race on the 21st July.

Here one of the Class A ships, the Cuauhtémoc is seen passing Perch Rock Lighthouse and heading out into Liverpool Bay. The winds were quite strong and, unfortunately in the wrong direction, so the sails came down as she passed by.

Cuauhtémoc was built in Bilbao, Spain in 1981 and originally called Celaya. She was later acquired by the Mexican Navy as a training vessel for officers, cadets, petty officers and sailors. Cuauhtemoc sailed the world for thirteen years and in 1995 underwent a major refit. Cuauhtémoc has been the proud winner of the Tall Ships' Races on two occasions.

I was fortunate enough to be on a Mersey Ferry anchored in the mouth of the River Mersey so had a good view of the ships as they passed.


Looking back .... Cuauhtémoc


The Tall Ships Race was a another of the major events in Liverpool during it's year as capital of Culture when almost one hundred sailing ships of all sizes were in port for several days and then left on the first stage of the race on the 21st July.

Here one of the Class A ships, the Cuauhtémoc is seen passing Perch Rock Lighthouse and heading out into Liverpool Bay. The winds were quite strong and, unfortunately in the wrong direction, so the sails came down as she passed by.

Cuauhtémoc was built in Bilbao, Spain in 1981 and originally called Celaya. She was later acquired by the Mexican Navy as a training vessel for officers, cadets, petty officers and sailors. Cuauhtemoc sailed the world for thirteen years and in 1995 underwent a major refit. Cuauhtémoc has been the proud winner of the Tall Ships' Races on two occasions.

I was fortunate enough to be on a Mersey Ferry anchored in the mouth of the River Mersey so had a good view of the ships as they passed.


comments (7)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Jan 2009, 01:07
Les this is wonderful i love this type of ship.I wish I had been there
Les Auld: It was a grand event vintage, thanks for the comment.
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 3 Jan 2009, 07:09
Fantastic photo! It's so crisp.
Les Auld: Thanks Jessie, glad you like it.
superb shot Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Time, the subjext makes it though.
What a fabulous shot Les!
Les Auld: A grand ship to photograph Richard, thanks for the comment.
I remember your shots from the ferry Les, this is another good one, as you say, shame about the sails, but a magnificent vessel.
Les Auld: It is indeed Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Back home in Southampton - sob!
  • 3 Jan 2009, 17:35
A cracking shot, Les. I'm not worried about the sails coming down - I like it just as it is; very colourful with all its pennants, too.
Les Auld: Thanks Alan, it was one of the more flamboyant vessels there.
wonderful !!
Best wishes for this brand new year smile
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb.

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