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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…
TS Britta waits in Carlingford Lough as the Drontheim rowers come ashore with a cargo of chocolate
It's 7000 km from the Caribbean island of Grenada to London and somewhat farther if you travel via Den Helder in the Netherlands, Carlingford Lough, the County Down village of Killowen and Bangor in North Wales. And this is how…
99-year-old Russian Tall Ship Sails Through an Ice-free North Channel
The Russian Tall Ship, Sedov, has reported a successful transit the full length of the legendary Northern Sea Route. After departing from Vladivostok, Russia in mid-August, the Sedov completed the east-west passage passing the southern tip of the Novaya Zemlya…
Tall Ship 'Tenacious' sailing in strong winds
Sail Training Ireland has announced the launch of its 2021 Tall Ship voyage calendar (download below) coming after the disappointing decision to have to cancel its 2020 voyages due to COVID-19. Next year will see some new and exciting projects…
A Tall Ship visit on Dublin Bay during a Sail Traing Ireland event on the river Liffey
Sail Training Ireland has confirmed the difficult decision to cancel all its Tall Ship voyages for 2020 due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 virus. The objective of STI is youth development rather than just teaching people to sail.…
The proposed 2020 Tall Ships Race route
Sail Training International has announced that due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Tall Ships Races 2020 has been postponed until next year – the first time this has happened since the event was first held in 1956. The Tall Ships…
Authenticity personified. The restored 1921-built 77ft Lowestoft Trawler Excelsior on a misty morning in Cork Harbour, July 1991
Lock-down leads to break-out. I hadn’t heard from Graham Diamond in years. But a pre-coronavirus DBOGA talk in Poolbeg Yacht Club in January by Peter Lyons and Stu Spence of Strangford Lough about racing the latter’s 34ft 1910-built Vilia as…
Three of the Irish crew from the SV Tenacious arrive in Cobh
A group of Transition Year students stepped into a strange new world when they disembarked from a month at sea on a tall ship sail training voyage. The eight teenagers arrived in Cork Harbour on Tuesday 7 April on the…
Onboard STS Tenacious in Antigua: (left to right) Aileen Kelleher, Daniel Wilson, Andy Saunders and Mike Oughton.
Two Cork Software employees are onboard the Sail Training Tall Ship Tenacious in the West Indies this week as part of a volunteer programme to give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place…
The tallship (barque) Dunbrody berthed alongside the Dunbrody Emigrant Experience visitor centre in New Ross, Co. Wexford.
An Award of Excellence has been won by the Dubrody Emigrant Ship for attaining a rating of 92 per cent+ from its clients. The tallship at the Dunbrody Experience visitor centre, reports Wexford People, was one of 71 tourist attractions…
Outstanding trainees - (from left to right) Erin Englishby, Colaiste na Hinse & Ronan Collins, St. Joeseph’s C.B.S.
The “Drogheda Sail Training Bursary” was once again highlighted at the Annual Sail Training Ireland Awards Ceremony last week in the Mansion House. The CEO of Sail Training Ireland, Mr. Darragh Sheridan acknowledged the Drogheda bursary scheme as the first…

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