Not for the first time Thanet lets slip, yet another opportunity to promote this area at almost minimal cost.
I cannot understand why Thanet Council, didn't announce earlier the visit of the Tall Ships race, even if it could not have been more precise about actual arrival times.
Presumably authorities at Ramsgate Harbour where aware, of the likely arrival time of the flotilla, as was one assumes, the Royal Temple Yacht Club overlooking the Harbour, where it seemed from my vantage point, that one or two G and T's and maybe the odd pint were being guzzled, by participants of the race overlooking the Harbour.
Since the local media rely heavily on press releases from local councils and the like, I'm sure if handled more effectively there would have been more people around the Harbour area, spending money in our local businesses, particularly since, many people are currently taking time off for the Easter holiday.
The site of these ships is magnificent, as would have been a crowded Harbour area, stuffed full of onlookers.
Hopefully next time the Tall Ships, visit Ramsgate Harbour, local authorities will have the foresight to publicise, prior to their visit and not halfway through.