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Billed as the biggest sailing event in Ireland in 2011, the return of the Waterford Tall Ships Festival is set to see over 70 majestic tall ships provide a significant morale boost to the nation. The four-day sailing spectacle will…
Sailing Opportunities on 115-year French Tall-Ship
An exciting sailing opportunity for Irish amateur sailors to learn the ropes onboard the Belem, a 115-year French barque, is to take place when the vessel set sails from Lorient in Brittany on 27 June, writes Jehan Ashmore.  The vessel…
Waterford Tall Ships 'Will Attract Half a Million'
The Tall Ships Races are expected to attract more than half a million visitors to the Suir estuary when they come to Waterford in six months' time. The four-day event, which begins on 30 June, brought 500,000 spectators to Waterford…
Shooting of Sky's sailing TV movie "Treasure Island" took to the seas as the three-masted barque, Earl of Pembroke entered Dublin Bay today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Circling above the 174-tonnes barque was a helicopter equipped with cameras. The 1948 built former…
Sheila Tyrrell to Chair New Sail Training Group
The new umbrella organisation Sail Training Ireland includes a number of key sailing people involved in sail training in Ireland including the chief executive of the Irish Sailing Association Harry Hermon and Seamus McLoughlin the head of operations of Dublin…
A sailing initiative aimed at Irish participation in next year's Tall Ships Races in Waterford has been announced by a newly formed national organisation Sail Training Ireland. Since the sinking of the Asgard II and the decision to wind up…
The largest tall-ship sailing the US flag the USCGC Eagle is to visit Waterford and northern Europe in 2011 during the vessels 75th anniversary celebrations, according to a report in TheDay.com. The United States Coastguard Cutter operates the sail-training vessel…
Emmy award winning actor Eddie Izzard is to star in a sailing remake of "Treasure Island" which will feature the 145-foot tall-ship 'Earl of Pembroke' which arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The British comedian, voice-over artist…
Treasure Island Barque Arrives in Dun Laoghaire
The 145–foot Earl of Pembroke, a three-masted sailing barque that will be centre-stage in the shooting of a TV movie in Dun Laoghaire arrived in the east coast port this morning. Shooting is expected to start later this month November for…
More Tall Ships Head for Waterford
So far 23 Tall Ships are registered to be sailing into Waterford next year for the prestigious Tall Ships Races. Most of the entrants had participated in the previous race that was last held in the south-eastern city in 2005.…
Ocean Youth Trust 'Reviews Procedures' in Wake of Lord Rank Sinking
Following the sinking of Ocean Youth Trust's (OYT) Lord Rank on June 8th and the UK's Marine Accident Investigation Board's subsequent examination, OYT has taken 'a number of actions to ensure the future safe operation' of its vessels. This includes 'a…
Waterford Tall Ships Races 2011 Participant Sails into Dublin
The Jubilee Sailing Trust's (JST) three-masted 'flagship' STS Lord Nelson arrived into Dublin today (Wednesday) as part of her sail-training programme. The barque is one of over 30 tall ships so far confirmed out of an expected 70 entrants for…
Setting Sails for Waterford's Tall Ships Race
The sail-training vessel, Lord Nelson, berthed in Waterford on 1 September for a reception to launch sponsorship details of the city's hosting next summer of the Tall Ships Races 2011 (30 June-3 July), writes Jehan Ashmore The four-day maritime spectacle expects to attract…
Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship Contract Awarded
Aiseanna Mara, which trades as Sail West, beat off competition from other bidders to secure the right to operate and maintain famine replica sailing ship the Jeanie Johnston. The Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) said in July that the ship…
Volunteer Falls to Death on Tall Ship
A 68-year-old sailing volunteer fell to his death over the weekend from the yardarm of a tall ship. Gregory Vance Gushaw was preparing the Star of India, a 205-foot windjammer, to set sail when he slipped off his spot on…
Lord Nelson Pays Dun Laoghaire a Visit
The Lord Nelson struck a lovely sailing pose crossing Dublin Bay this week. The disabled sail training vessel berthed overnight in Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Gareth Craig photographed her leaving. Images on the gallery now.  Looking for further reading on…

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