The Bicentennial Regatta Sails of South America 2010 arrives in the port of Buenos Aires

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To celebrate the Bicentennial of the First National Governing Board, the Navies of Chile and Argentina have joined in the organization of “Sails of South America 2010”.
The Bicentennial Regatta unites several of the most magnificent sailing ships, among them frigates, schooners and brigs, both civil and military, from various countries of America and Europe. This unique challenge gathers thousands of navigators in the most important ports of the region, sailing emblematic places for the mariners of all times, like the circumnavigation of the mythical “Cape Horn”.
The vessels, that departed from Rio de Janeiro on February 7th, will be arriving in Buenos Aires on March 4th, 2010, and will stay in Puerto Madero until March 9th, when they will be setting sail for their next destination, Isla de los Estados.
The ships will be open for visits to the public, from Friday 5th to Monday 8th, 11 am to 8 pm.
On March 6th, 10 am, the crews and communities that participate in the Regatta, along with musical bands and school children, will take part on a parade, that will start at 10 am at Av 9 de Julio and Santa Fe towards Plaza San Martin. Together with this parade, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires will present in Puerto Madero the program called "Puerto Luz", giving start to the Bicentenary celebrations.

Activities

Wednesday 3, Thursday 4
The sailing ships arrive in Dique 4, from 7.30 am to 5 pm.

Friday 5
Vessels open to the public 2 pm to 8 pm

Saturday 6
Parade of crews and countries that participate in the Regatta, 9.30 am - 11.30 am.
Vessels open to the public 2 pm to 8 pm
Sound and light show at Dique 3, 8 pm

Sunday 7
Vessels open to the public 2 pm to 8 pm
Sound and light show at Dique 3, 8 pm

Monday 8
Vessels open to the public 2 pm to 8 pm
Handling of Bicentenary Medals and tribute to pioneer women of our history, Puente de la Mujer. Musical show "Mujeres Argentinas", 8 pm

Tuesday 9
Vessels set sail toward Isla de los Estados and Ushuaia

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