What an awesome sight for the residents of Ipswich Haven Marina to wake up to this Thursday morning. So many tall ships they're rafted 3 deep against the quayside at Ipswich.

The Race of the Classics 2012 has brought these maritime leviathans to Ipswich for a very brief visit. Arriving Wednesday afternoon and well into the night the participants of this race persevered weak winds and over 50 hours at sea leaving Rotterdam on Monday to complete leg one of this 2 leg race.

These beautiful vessels will be leaving Ipswich at 0900 Good Friday morning and with around 10 nms of the Orwell there will still be time to catch sight of them making their way down river, out passed Languard and off to the start of leg 2 in the North Sea.

Now that's what you call an Easter treat.

Race of the Classics 2012:

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