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Get-Together Planned For Polaris/Pride Of Galway Sailors
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#TallShips - For a number of years in the early 1990s, Ireland was the beneficiary of a gift of the use of a 25-metre ketch, Polaris, as a sail training vessel.   This programme was highly successful, and under the…
Asgard II Award to be Presented at Tall Ships Ireland Prizegiving
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#tallships – The perpetual 'Asgard II Award' for outstanding achievement are among a range of awards to be presented at the Tall Ships Ireland annual prizegiving this Saturday (January 25th) at the Mansion House on Dawson Street, Dublin 2.  There will…
Tall Ships for Drogheda Maritime Festival 2014
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The Drogheda Maritime Festival will return in June 2014. Drogheda Borough Council and Drogheda Port Company have confirmed that the festival will go ahead next year after a successful first staging in 2013 when thousands of spectators viewed and visited…
Kinsale Schooner 'Spirit of Oysterhaven' Takes Line Honours in Tall Ships Regatta
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#tallships – In the first leg of the Lycamobile Meditteranean Tall Ships Regatta, Spirit of Oysterhaven crossed the finish line in Toulon, France in first place in Class C this afternoon. Competing in a fleet of 26 vessels Spirit of…
Tall Ship Astrid Is Cork Harbour Bound For Scrapping
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#Astrid - The West Cork Times reports that the wreck of the tall ship Astrid is to be transported to Cork Harbour for scrapping. Last week the Dutch training brig was recovered from her final resting place on rocks at…
Les Glenans Sail Training School to Close Irish Bases
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#glenans – Les Glenans, the French sail trainers, one of the biggest sail training establishments in Ireland, is to close its operations at two bases in Ireland at the end of the month. In July, Afloat reported the recession hit school…
Tall Ship Astrid Back From the Deep, Dutch Vessel Successfully Raised in Kinsale
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#astrid – The Dutch Tall Ship Astrid that ran aground two months ago has been successfully recovered off the Cork coast today. Using specialist lifting equipment brought in from England, the 100– foot steel hull, now safely atop a massive…
Mediterranean Voyage of 'Spirit of Oysterhaven' Schooner
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#tallships – Ireland's largest sail training vessel, the 70 foot schooner "Spirit of Oysterhaven", has recently completed her crossing of Biscay to Spain with a crew of seven under skipper Tom O'Leary. An intense high pressure system delivered 15 to 20 knots…
Salvage of Tall Ship Astrid Begins off Kinsale
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#tallship – A salvage operation to remove the wreck of the Tall Ship Astrid from rocks off Kinsale is underway. The operation will involve specialist marine crane equipment brought in from the UK. The 95-year-old vessel ran aground at Rocks off…
Astrid Salvage Operation Gets Coastguard Approval
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#Astrid - The Irish Coast Guard has given approval for a salvage operation on the wreck of the tall ship Astrid off Kinsale, according to The Irish Times. Afloat.ie reported more than a month ago on the major rescue operation…
Tall Ship Astrid, A Sorry Sight for Irish Waters
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#astrid – A month after she hit rocks near Oysterhaven, Kinsale, County Cork, during the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Gathering Cruise, the 42–metre Dutch Tall Ship Astrid makes a sad picture, still trapped on rocks, her beautiful sails torn and…
'Stolen' Items Recovered From Astrid Wreck
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#Astrid - Items thought to have been stolen from the wreck of the tall ship Astrid near Kinsale have been surprisingly recovered from the vessel this week. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the ship's bell and compass were listed among…
Sail Training Opportunities on the Spirit of Oysterhaven Schooner
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#tallships – A new venture for Oysterhaven Activity Centre in County Cork is its offering of adventure sail training on board the classic schooner Spirit of Oysterhaven. These 5 day voyages, designed either for youths (16 - 20 yrs olds)…
Thieves Raid Astrid Wreck Under Cover Of Darkness
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#Astrid - The ship's bell and compass are among the items stolen in a dastardly raid on the wreck of the tall ship Astrid near Kinsale, as The Irish Times reports. Owner of the near-century-old brig Pieter De Kam said…
Astrid Repairs Unlikely As Experts Discuss Salvage Plans
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#Astrid - The Irish Times reports that marine salvage experts met on Friday with insurers of the Dutch tall ship Astrid to determine a wreck removal plan for the sunken vessel. The sail training ship, which was taking part in…
Tall Ship Astrid Sinking Investigations Underway
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#tallshipsinking – The hull of the 42–metre–long Tall Ship Astrid appears to remain largely intact on rocks off Kinsale this afternoon, some 24 hours after the Dutch brig foundered during an Irish Sailing Association (ISA) parade of sail at its…

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