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Thieves Raid Astrid Wreck Under Cover Of Darkness
#Astrid - The ship's bell and compass are among the items stolen in a dastardly raid on the wreck of the tall ship Astrid near Kinsale, as The Irish Times reports. Owner of the near-century-old brig Pieter De Kam said…
Astrid Repairs Unlikely As Experts Discuss Salvage Plans
#Astrid - The Irish Times reports that marine salvage experts met on Friday with insurers of the Dutch tall ship Astrid to determine a wreck removal plan for the sunken vessel. The sail training ship, which was taking part in…
Tall Ship Astrid Sinking Investigations Underway
#tallshipsinking – The hull of the 42–metre–long Tall Ship Astrid appears to remain largely intact on rocks off Kinsale this afternoon, some 24 hours after the Dutch brig foundered during an Irish Sailing Association (ISA) parade of sail at its…
Four RNLI Lifeboats Rescue Crew From Sunken Tall Ship Astrid
#TallShips - Four RNLI lifeboats were involved in the rescue of 30 crew from the tall ship Astrid, which sank off the Cork coast earlier today (Wednesday 24 July). The 42m Dutch training vessel reportedly hit rocks inside the Sovereign…
BREAKING: Tall Ship Taking On Water Off Cork Coast
#TallShips - RTÉ News is reporting on a major rescue operation off the Cork coast involving the tall ship Astrid, which has hit rocks and is taking on water. As of 1pm, some 12 of the 30 people on board…
Spirit of Oysterhaven Schooner Provides Disabled Sailing Opportunity
#disabledsailing – A new initiative from sailing instructors at Oysterhaven Activity Centre in Cork aims to provide sailing opportunities for young people with disabilities on board the 70–foot schooner Spirit of Oysterhaven. Spokesman Shane Dwyer described how last month the…
Small Yet Smart Brigantine Sets Sails Across the Irish Sea
#Tallships- The Sea Cadet's training tallship TS Royalist this morning departed Dun Laoghaire Harbour under the command of Skipper Angela Morris, following an overnight visit after setting off from Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, writes Jehan Ashmore. Royalist may be small…
Fears for Safety of Crew as US Schooner Goes Missing
#tallships – Rescue officials say they have "grave concerns" for seven people aboard a US schooner that has been missing for three weeks between New Zealand and Australia. Authorities said the Nina, an 84-year-old wooden vessel, is skippered by American…
Unique Riverfest Liffey Race Gets Results for Howth 17s
A windless day played havoc for the Howth 17s fleet which battled to complete a course but they managed to complete two good races, the first race of their kind in Dublin writes Gillian Mills. It is said that time…
101 Year Old Gaffer Set to Return to Ringsend Roots
#DublinRiverfest- The 101 year old cruising yawl Ainmara is among the many participating vessels to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Old Gaffers Association (OGA) at the Dublin Port 'Riverfest' this Bank Holiday Weekend (1-3 June), writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Tallships Gathering Wind Head for Capitals Newest Riverfest
#TallShips – A flotilla of Tallships are to descend along Dublin's North Wall Quay as part of the first ever Dublin Port River Festival, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported on, the capitals newest premier 'riverfest' was officially launched…
Brazilian Navy's Cisne Branco heads upriver in Dublin Port. Photo Jehan Ashmore
#BrazilianTallship– A Brazilian Navy sail training vessel NSV Cisne Branco docked in Dublin Port this lunchtime, her call bringing back memories to last year's hosting of the Tall Ship Race Festival, writes Jehan Ashmore. On her arrival, the Dutch built…
Tall Ships Arrive for 'Sail Home to your Roots' Gathering 2013 on Dublin Bay
Two Class B Tall Ships will arrive in Dublin Port today as part of a "Gathering Ireland 2013" project organised by Sail Training Ireland and their Liverpool Based partner "Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust".  The first ship, Irene of Bridgewater, sailed…
Opportunities to Sail Tall Ships to New Dublin Port River Festival
#RiverFestival – The new Dublin Port River Festival as previously reported on is approaching ever closer when it is to take place over the June Bank Holiday (1-4 June). The event is part of an active summer season of…
Drogheda Celebrates Succesful Tall Ships Festival
#tallships – Drogheda hosted its very first Maritime Festival at the weekend. The Tall ships arrived on the 3rd of May and sailed on the 6th of May with over 30,000 people having visited the port and ships over the…
Funding Sponsorship for Young Tall Ship Sailors
#TallShips -Funding will be made available for 20 young people from Drogheda to sail at reduced rates during the Tall Ship Sailing Voyages which is to involve six tall ships sailing from Liverpool to the Irish port. As previously reported…

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