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Belfast to Welcome Tall Ships in 2015
#TALL SHIPS - Ireland will be getting a double dose of the Tall Ships Races this decade as Belfast has been chosen to host the first leg of the event in 2015, BBC News reports. http://afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships http://afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/belfast-lough/ Belfast City…
Entry List Announced for Tall Ships Races 2012
#TALL SHIPS - Eighteen vessels are on the entry list for the 2012 Tall Ships Races which are set to conclude in Dublin Port next August. http://afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships http://afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships http://afloat.ie/port-news/dublin-port/ The list is dominated by British entries, with all nine UK…
IWDG Hopes Day Trips Will Keep Celtic Mist Afloat
#TALL SHIPS - Not only has the Celtic Mist finally been lifted into dry dock for refurbishing this week, but the Irish Independent reports that day trips will be offered on the yacht when it returns to the water next…
Celtic Mist Finally in Dry Dock for Refitting
#TALL SHIPS - RTÉ News reports that the Celtic Mist is finally in dry dock for refurbishment to begin its new life as a maritime research vessel. http://afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships/ http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1111/celticmist.html As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 52-foot yacht - which was…
Jeanie Johnston Visitor Numbers Disappointing But Improving
#TALL SHIPS - Just 17,500 people have visited the replica famine ship Jeanie Johnston since it opened for tours in July 2010, the Sunday Business Post reports. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships/ http://www.businesspost.ie/ The disappointing number is around a quarter of those who embarked…
Sail Training Fleet to Race to Weymouth and Portland
#TALL SHIPS – A large fleet of Sail Training vessels will race to Portland on the UK south coast in the summer of 2012. On the second weekend in June, 300 young people from Dorset and London will gather in…
Safety of World's Tall Ships In Question
Safety on the world's 700 sail training tall ships has been called into doubt, Sail World reports. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships/ The concern comes following an investigation into the sinking of Canadian tall ship Concordia off the coast of Brazil last year. The…
Alexander von Humboldt II' Christened in Bremerhaven, First Voyage in October
As of today (September 24th) the first square rigger newly built in Germany since 1958 is officially named "Alexander von Humboldt II". The building shipyard founder's wife, Brigitte Rönner, christened the barque today at noon in Bremerhaven. Several thousand spectators…
Refurbished Naval Yacht 'Creidne' Sailing the High Seas
Although not a 'Long Eireannach', the yacht Creidne is nevertheless a proud member of the Naval fleet. She looked very much the part, with her gleaming blue topsides, during manouvers in Cork Harbour for Royal Cork Yacht Club's annual Naval…
New German Tall Ship Launched
At noon on September 24th, Germany's first newly built tall ship since 1958 will be christened Alexander von Humboldt II in Bremerhaven. Together with its predecessor, the famous green sailed barque Alexander von Humboldt, the new ship will be moored…
'Class Afloat' Tall Ship to Visit Belfast Next Week
Class Afloat, a school that sails on one of the world's most spectacular tall ships, will be in Belfast next week. Weather and sea conditions permitting, SS Sorlandet is expected to arrive in Belfast on September 18th and stay docked…
Tenacious Pays a Visit to Dublin
The British Tall Ship Tenacious that sheltered from the storm force winds in Dun Laoghaire at the weekened is in Dublin Port until later today. The Tenacious is one of two Tall Ships in the world designed to offer people…
Waterford Tall Ships Win People of the Year Award
Tall Ships Festival Waterford 2011 received a People of the Year Award at the ceremony at Citywest hotel on Saturday for the enormous voluntary and community effort which led to a hugely successful festival. The event, with the support of…
Sail Training Vessel Rescued by Weymouth RNLI (Video here.)
The crew of the Weymouth RNLI relief Severn class all-weather lifeboat Beth Sell assisted a 24 metre sail training vessel with 16 persons onboard that was dismasted South of Portland Bill. The footage taken by crew members iphones and pentax…
Surviving West Country Schooner Evokes Days of Irish Sea Sail Cargo Trade
One of the last surviving West Country ketches tallships out of a fleet of around 700, the Bessie Ellen was making passage through the Irish Sea yesterday from Falmouth bound for Liverpool, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 120-foot vessel was built…
Irish Trainees On Tall Ship Lord Nelson
Lord Nelson,  owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust,`was one of the Class A ships participating in the Tall Ships Races this year. The Jubilee Sailing Trust is a UK based charity which promotes mixed ability sailing – able-bodied and physically…

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