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Sail Training Ireland Assumes Mantle of Asgard
Tall Ships
Writing in the Irish Independent on Saturday, WM Nixon welcomes the introduction of Sail Training Ireland as a big step towards getting Ireland back into tall ship sailing. Nixon also pays tribute to Ireland's previous square-rigger, Asgard II, which held…
Irish Sail Training Back on Course
Tall Ships
The establishment of Sail Training Ireland is welcome. W M Nixon looks at the realities of national sail training in the 21st Century. With the launching of Sail Training Ireland and its registration early in 2011 at the Companies Office…
Should Asgard II's Bell Ring Again for the Waterford Tall Ships Race?
Tall Ships
Asgard II's wheel and bell look like new again following their recovery from the sunken Irish sail training brigantine. Unlike 2005, Asgard won't be sailing in this year's Tall Ships race when it calls to Waterford but one suggestion doing…
€10,000 Tall Ships Bursary for Irish Sailing Trainees
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A new sailing body that claims it will ensure the continuation of the long standing Irish Tall Ships maritime tradition of youth sail training was launched at a ceremony in Dublin Port this afternoon. The newly established Sail Training Ireland…
Hamburg Gets Ready to Host World's Biggest Ports Festival
Tall Ships
Billed as the world's greatest Port Festival, five of the world's largest and most beautiful tall ships – and at least one, the Mir, is also entered for the Tall Ships race in Waterford in June – have announced their…
Sail Training Ireland to be Launched Next Week
Tall Ships
The new Tall Ships body co-oridinated by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA), Sail Training Ireland for Youth Development, (STIYD) will be launched next Thursday at the Dublin Port offices next Thursday, April 14th.   Since the Department of Defence declared they…
New Tall Ship Sailing Body Seeks Part-Time Manager
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Sail Training Ireland, the new body established by Cosite an Asgard and the Irish Sailing Association is looking to appoint a part-time manager to help with the development of a business plan for the new sailing organisation that will be…
Bursaries Announced as Tall Ship Sailing Creates a Buzz
Tall Ships
There's a real sailing buzz around Tall Ships these days, even though Ireland does not currently have one to sail. There's less than 100 days to the Tall Ships visit to Waterford, last weekend saw a ground breaking Tall Ships…
West Cork School Offers Temporary Tall Ship Sloop Solution
Tall Ships
Although most sailing delegates attending last weekend's Tall Ships workshop in Dublin appear to see Ireland's future sail training vessel as a square rigger there was one proposal floated last Saturday that, say the promoters, would at least be a…
Lord Mayor Opens Tall Ship Workshop to Seek Irish Sail Training Solution
Tall Ships
Dubin's Lord Mayor opened a Tall Ship and Youth Sail Training Workshop with an agenda to seek a solution to the current Irish Sail Training impasse caused by the loss of sailing's Asgard II and Lord Rank. Over 70 delegtes…
The Return of the 'Wexford' Tall-Ship
Tall Ships
The New Ross based replica famine sailing barque Dunbrody opened yesterday to visitors for the first time this year after completion of a refit, writes Jehan Ashmore. Since November the 458-tonnes barque (see photo) has been under maintenance in the…
100 Days to Waterford's Tall-Ships Festival
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There are now only 100-days to the countdown of the Waterford Tall Ships Festival which is sailing into Irish waters at the end of June, writes Jehan Ashmore. The four-day festival starting on 30 June returns to the south-eastern city…
'Ferry' to Headline Waterford Tall Ships
Tall Ships
Bryan Ferry one of the UK's most influential pop artists of the last four decades, has been announced as the headline act for the opening night of the Waterford Tall Ships Races, one of the biggest sailing event of the…
A Tall Ship for Ireland? - Poll
Tall Ships
Should Ireland be represented at the Tall Ships Races at Waterford 2011 and Dublin 2012? We want your vote on our Facebook Poll HERE. Looking for further reading on Tall Ships in Ireland? Click the links below: Click this link…
Tall Order for Ireland
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Tall Order for Ireland

12th March 2011
Sailing in Ireland could yet have a tall ship to replace the Asgard II and the Lord Rank. A meeting in Dublin in late March represents a major step forward in the process to put an Irish tall ship back…
Tall Ship Interests Plan Replacement for Asgard II
Tall Ships
Ireland could yet have a Tall ship to replace the Asgard II and the Lord Rank, if a new sailing group formed to press for a replacement is successful. The news is in this morning's Irish Times newspaper. Groups representating…

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