It was crowded and electrical at the town hall square during the opening ceremony.
19.000 met to kickstart the summers big happening.
Wednesday at 1400 hrs The Tall Ships Races Ålesund 2015 started. The chairman of The Tall Ships Races Europe, Knut Western, and our mayor Bjørn Tømmerdal had the honour of opening the festival.
Then, the host Maria Holand Tøsse gave the scene furhter to The Brazz Brothers and Frode Alnes. They played both separatly and together - and the rhytms made the audience go electric!
Photo: Dagfinn Bjørge