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No Experience Necessary as Dublin Funds Trainees for Tall Ships Race
#TALL SHIPS – Dublin organisers will fund a minimum of twenty-five trainees to sail aboard the Tall Ships when Dublin is the final host port for The Tall Ships Races 2012 later this Summer. Magnificent Tall Ships lining the city…
Dublin to Start New Irish Sea Tall Ships Race to Liverpool
#TALL SHIPS – A new Tall Ships race across the Irish Sea from Dublin to Liverpool will start in August immediately after the Tall Ships Race finishes on on Dublin Bay. The City of Liverpool, Sail Training International and Dublin…
Tall Ships Training Opportunities for Young People Across Ireland
#TALL SHIPS - The organisers of the Tall Ships Races visit to Dublin are inviting young people to get involved by becoming 'trainees' aboard the fleet as they race from Spain to Ireland this summer. The 18 ships (as of…
Sail Training Schooner Locked Up Since 2007
#TALL SHIPS - The flagship vessel for an Asgard-type sail training programme in Cork has been locked up in a boatyard since 2007, the Irish Examiner reports. The Omar B was supposed to be the focus of a Youthreach project…
IWDG Secures 75% Funding for Celtic Mist Refit
#TALL SHIPS - The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has secured three-quarters of the funding it required to refit its research vessel Celtic Mist. According to The Irish Times, the Clare Local Development Company has approved the allocation of…
Tall Ships Conference Sets Sail for Aalborg, Denmark
#TALL SHIPS – The port city of Aalborg, Denmark, will host Sail Training International's annual Tall Ship conference in November 2013. The agreement was signed today by Aalborg Mayor Henning G Jensen and Sail Training International's President and Chairman Nigel…
Sail Training Int Appoints New CEO
#TALL SHIPS – Sail Training International has appointed a new Chief Executive. He is Peter Cardy, Chief Executive of the charity Aquaterra and a former Chief Executive of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). He joins the STI team…
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…

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