Saw no dance, heard no shanties. Greenwich even had to import expertese from Sail Amsterdam because their own staff couldn't run a whelk stall let alone a festival. Most tall ship festivals allow visits to ships for free. We had to pay £10 each for a short ferry ride to 'our' ship Christian Radich. Then we were only allowed 30 mins on board. We have sailed on her a few times and wanted to buy some branded clothes. If it wasn't for the property developers blocking the old wharves and the Thames Path for building yet more blocks of over-priced condos tall ships could moor at the docks themselves.