A fleet of ships sailed out of Greenwich and Woolwich on their way to Quebec on the final day of the tall ships festival.

The Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta concluded with the ships leaving the Thames with a letter from the Queen for the people of Canada.

The scroll containing the letter was handed over to Captain Jurgens Hanekom of the Wylde Swan before they set sail.

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The scroll, which contains a copy of the letter in English and in French, will be handed to different Tall Ships at each of the ports enroute to Quebec.

Over 50 young people are on board the ships as crew for the first leg of the journey to Sines in Portugal.

The festival began on Thursday, April 13, and continued throughout the Easter weekend with musical and street performances throughout Greenwich.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors attended the festival, and visitors were able to climb aboard the ships docked on the Thames.