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Take to the High Seas in the Tall Ship Phoenix in Belfast Harbour

16th February 2023
The Phoenix in Belfast Harbour Credit: Justin Kernoghan

The Tall Ship Phoenix has been lying in Belfast Harbour for a year and is now offering the opportunity to take to the high seas on a famous old vessel, reports Belfast Live.

Built in 1929 in Denmark, Phoenix carries almost 100 years of history on its sturdy beams and decks and has hosted some famous faces down through the years. The public is being offered the chance to become a part of that history, with charter trips on the ship being available in May.

One proviso is if you want to get involved with pulling ropes and climbing the masts, you need to be reasonably fit, but otherwise, no sailing experience is required.

The Phoenix has starred in well-known TV series such as Poldark and the 2015 historical adventure-drama film Heart of the Sea.
The tall ship can host 15 people and she has five crew for chartered trips, including a captain, deckhands and a chef. Depending on weather conditions there would be the opportunity for excursions by dinghy ashore.

More information here 

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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