Sailboat Swarm in Netherlands


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This is kind of crazy. A timelapse of boats swarming into Amsterdam for a sail festival.

from Colossal

Billed as the largest free nautical event in the world, Sail Amsterdam is aquinquennial (every five years) gathering of 600+ boats and tall ships that sail in a circuit in the Netherland’s North Sea Canal before mooring in Amsterdam. The 2015 event was held just last week and according to the NL Times a record-breaking 2.7 million people arrived to watch the maritime spectable that included at least 50 tall ships and hundreds of smaller watercraft. This aerial photo and a timelapse filmed by Boyd Baptist really captures the enormity of the event. (via Jeroen Apers)





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