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Flotilla prepares to leave

Tall ship in Tilbury Credit: ITV Meridian

The Thalassa is 1 of 14 tall ships which are setting sail for London to join in the Olympic celebrations. The ships will leave in convoy from Tilbury in Kent at 10am. They will cruise up and down the River Thames during the games.

Some of the Meridian team enjoy the sunshine before setting off on a Tall Ship to London 2012 Credit: ITV Meridian