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Tall Ship Sailing News in Ireland. Events from Around the Country
File image of the tall ship Lady Ellen sailing
What goes around comes around. When Enda O’Coineen’s Atlantic Youth Trust revealed their interest in acquiring a classic three-masted topsail schooner from Sweden last Autumn for multiple maritime functions, of which sailing training would only be one, it set bells…
Meet Tall Ship Grace O’Malley: the  164-ft replacement for Asgard II that has been secured by the Atlantic Youth Trust
The Atlantic Youth Trust Charity chaired by Round the World sailor Enda O'Coineen, says a 164ft Tradewind schooner it proposes to call 'STV Grace O'Malley' will act as the new ‘flagship’ for introducing young people across the island of Ireland to…
The tall ship Cisne Branco collides with a bridge over the Guayas River in Ecuador
A tall ship from Brazil left onlookers breathless when it collided with a pedestrian bridge over a river in Ecuador on Monday (18 October). As reported by Marine Industry News, the Brazilian naval training vessel Cisne Branco (White Swan) had…
Senator Barry Ward on the floor of the Seanad
There is progress for sail training in Ireland with the “generous offer” of a potential tall ship, the Minister for Defence has acknowledged. Dún Laoghaire Senator Barry Ward today (Thursday 14 October) raised the matter with the Minister Simon Coveney…
Tall ships - Over 400 young people will participate in 29 voyages in 2022
Over 400 young people will participate next year in 29 voyages onboard five ships as part of the Sail Training Ireland 2022 Voyage Calendar launched yesterday in Dublin. Although the charity had to cancel its 2020 and 2021 programmes due…
Evoking memories of times past, the 65-metre long tall ship STV Danmark is guided through the East Link bridge by a Dublin Port pilot and tug Shackleton
The impressive 65-metres long tall ship Danmark was assisted on the final stretch of her journey to Dublin by a Dublin Port pilot and the tug Shackleton early on Friday. As Afloat reported earlier, after a nine-day voyage from Frederikshavn in Denmark,…
Grace O'Malley - A 164ft Tradewind schooner has been identified as a 'successor' to Asgard II, according to the Atlantic Youth Trust
Youth development, education and cultural charity the Atlantic Youth Trust have made a direct appeal to An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD and Minister Simon Harris TD, to reinstate the €950,000 which came from the National Lottery to support the operational…
A 164ft Tradewind schooner has been identified will act as a successor to Asgard II, according to Atlantic Youth Trust
Intended to replace the lost Asgard II, the Atlantic Youth Trust Charity chaired by Round the World sailor Enda O'Coineen, says a 164ft Tradewind schooner it has identified will act as the new ‘flagship’ for introducing young people across the island of Ireland…
Tall ship Danmark is anchored into Dublin Bay
The impressive 65 metres long tall ship Danmark arrived into Dublin Bay this morning after a nine-day voyage from Frederikshavn in Denmark. The 88-year old vessel, sailing under the flag of Denmark, is a fully equipped sail trainer. The full-rigged…
Captain Tom McCarthy, a former master of the replica 1840's famine tallship, Dunbrody, has returned to see the ship quayside at New Ross, Co. Wexford, following refurbishment work at the nearby dry-dock (as above) at New Ross Boatyard. The tallship AFLOAT also adds is berthed alongside the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience which reopened on 1st August to visitor tours.
Captain Tom McCarthy paid a visit to New Ross, Co. Wexford, to admire the newly refurbished tallship which he had previously sailed on its voyage to Pembroke, south Wales.  The visit as The New Ross Standard reports, was an opportunity…
File image of the Jeanie Johnston on Dublin’s Custom House Quay
Tours of the Jeanie Johnston Famine ship in Dublin city centre were cancelled this weekend over safety issues arising from young people jumping off the tall ship’s rigging, as RTÉ News reports. The attraction’s manager John O’Neill said the anti-social…
Tallship incident: Just two days after being towed into the Port of Holyhead, the Zebu was facing an even bigger problem after she lost her moorings. People have been urged to stay away from the vessel after it hit the breakwater and took on water in the north Wales port.
Experts from the maritime sector are to investigate into a possible salvage operation for a tall ship that ran aground last week off Anglesey in north Wales. The 100ft-long historic vessel, Zebu, was left semi-keeled at a 45-degree angle after…
The prestigious Tall Ships Races are set to return to Lerwick Harbour in 2023
Lerwick has been selected for the third time to be a host port for the spectacular Tall Ships Races. Sail Training International, the operator of the Tall Ships Races, has today (Tuesday 11 May) announced the selected host ports for…
Pelican of London docked on the Liffey during Dublin Port Riverfest in 2017
It has been a challenging year for sail training in Ireland, with 2020’s slate of tall ships voyages cancelled due to the pandemic and this summer’s schedule also looking unlikely. But as chief executive Daragh Sheridan acknowledges in the Sail…
Jubilee Sailing Trust’s SV Tenacious at the Cowes Small Ships Race in 2018
While plans are in the offing for a phased restart of tall ship sail training and other outdoor learning activities in the UK after Easter, the sector remains on a “knife edge”. That’s the message from Andy Robinson, chief executive…
Peta Koczy (left) and Holly Vint
The UK's Ocean Youth Trust South announces the appointment of Holly Vint as staff skipper for the charity’s sail training vessel Prolific. Holly is taking over from Peta Koczy who, after four years with OYT South, is moving on to…
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