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Tall Ship Lord Nelson Arrives in Capetown During Inaugural Visit to South Africa
#tallships – Lord Nelson, the British 55-metre tall ship, a regular visitor to Irish ports, arrived in Cape Town on Sunday morning on her inaugural visit to South Africa as part of the Norton Rose Sail the World Challenge. The…
Sail Training Ireland Announces Tall Ships Voyages for 2013
#tallships – Sail Training Ireland has announced a series of sail training voyages on a variety of Tall Ships in 2013. The aim is to increase the number of tall ship sea voyages to and from Ireland. The opportunity is…
Celtic Mist Trip Makes A Perfect Christmas Gift
#TallShips - If you're still stumped for the perfect Christmas gift for a maritime-minded loved one, how about a trip aboard Celtic Mist? The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group's (IWDG) Celtic Mist Certificate entitles holders to a trip on board…
Three New Tall Ships Races Launched
#tallships – Sail Training International (STI) has launched exciting new opportunities to sail on the high seas and enjoy TallShips around the world. Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta (September-October 2013) Race around the Med in early autumn next year and visit…
Volunteers Sought for Tallship that’s Going Bottom's Up!
#TALLSHIPS – What are the chances of getting to see the underside of a ship's hull, let alone the rare opportunity to carry out work on a tallship, look no further than the STV Tenacious, writes Jehan Ashmore. This unique…
Tall Stories on Jeanie Johnston
Below the Surface is hosting a series of intriguing maritime stories in a unique venue - The Jeanie Johnston, with the atmospheric creaking sounds of the famine ship's hull enveloping the audience as they listen to enthralling tales of Ireland's…
Speculation over Loss of HMS Bounty 'Not Helpful' – Tall Ships America
#Tallships – The education under sail organisation in the United States, 'Tall Ships America' has expressed its hope for the speed recovery of HMS Bounty Captain following the foundering of HMS BOUNTY during Hurricance Sandy this week.  The organisation has…
Crew Rescued But Captain Missing as Tall Ship HMS Bounty Sinks in Hurricane Sandy
#tallship – A Tall Ship replica 18th-century sailing vessel, a visitor to Irish ports in 2009,  was caught in Hurricane Sandy's and sunk leaving the captain missing and forcing the crew into liferafts in rough seas off the North American…
Watch the Tall Ships Leaving Dublin Bay
#TALL SHIPS - this week highlighted this wonderful video of the Tall Ships Races fleet as they departed Dublin Bay on Sunday 26 August. Filmmaker Rachel O'Connor captured this footage on board the racing sloop Sceolaing along with its…
Tallship’s Dublin Call ‘Open’Day
#TALL SHIP- The tallship Tenacious which arrived yesterday to Dublin Port, is to host an Open Day to the public this Sunday 21st October at Sir John Rogerson's Quay, from 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm. The 65m barque…
Tall Ships Conference to Address Needs of Vessel Operators
#Tallships – The event organisers and charity behind The Tall Ships Races, Sail Training International, is hosting the only conference this year to address all of the needs of vessel operators, sail training programme providers and host ports. It is…
Irish Sea Tallship Sailing Voyages
#TALLSHIP VOYAGES – There are three sailing voyages around the Irish Sea this October on board the Jubilee Sailing Trust's 65m barque Tenacious, the fleetmate of Lord Nelson which as previously reported, called to Dun Laoghaire recently, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Tallship For All Follows In Wake of MOD70 City Races
#TALL SHIP- The UK flagged tallship Lord Nelson, built specifically to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side as equals, last night anchored off Scotsman Bay. It was in these inshore waters recently where the impressive MOD70 'City'…
Last of the Tall Ships Finally Departs Dublin Port
#TALL SHIPS – It has been more than a fortnight ago since the spectacle of Dublin Tall Ships Race Festival's 'Parade of Sail' took place, and today the last participant, the Swedish Navy's Falken, made a southbound departure of Dublin…
Norwegian School Tallship to Make Return Call to Capital
#TALL SHIP -The Norwegian three-mast school ship Christian Radich is to visit Dublin Port tomorrow as part of a four-day stopover, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1937 built tallship will make her main port of call to the capital during a…
Grand Old Lady of the Sea Belém Visits Galway
#TALLSHIP GALWAY – Not all tallships visiting Irish waters were concentrated in Dublin Port for the successful tallships festival, as the French three-masted barque Belém, built in 1896, docked into Galway Harbour last week, writes Jehan Ashmore. She moored alongside…

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