Victoria Classic Boat Festival’s Flag ship: Oriole


The HMCS Oriole is one of the Canadian Navy’s officer training vessels. She also participates in public events, such as being the flag ship during the sail past at the Victoria Classic Boat Festival.

During the festival, I was lucky to catch her displaying the flag in the harbour. I was even luckier that there was a bit of wind when she had it unfurled.

The shot below is her out in the sail past with a couple of smaller boats out saluting her.

There’s just so much great tradition attached to the sea…

Oriole flag ship

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