#TALL SHIPS – The new Sail Training Tall Ship "SS Alexander Von Humboldt II" is set to visit Cork harbour this weekend.
When launched last September the ship was the first square rigger built in Germany since 1958. Its launch was previously covered by Afloat.ie here.
This is one of the ships that will visit Dublin as part of the Tall Ships Races 2012 next August and Sail Training International Youth Development (STIYD) will be placing trainees on board during the race.
STIYD has been awarded a number of bursaries under the "Oman Bursary Scheme" by Sail Training International and some of these will be used to fund trainees on the Alex 2 as she races to Dublin.
The Master of the Vessel Captain Klaus Ricke has extended an invite to the board and management of STIYD to visit and a representative group will attend.