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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…
Ireland 'Can Benefit from Nurturing Sailing'
Two recent letters in The Irish Times serve as a "reminder of the high value of sailing to the social and economic health of Ireland". Enda O Coineen - who helped bring the Volvo Ocean Race to Ireland - writes…
Norwegian Tallship Opens to the Public in Dublin Docklands
The arrival of the largest and oldest Norwegian tallship the barque S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl into Dublin Port yesterday made for an impressive sight, even without her sails set, writes Jehan Ashmore. At nearly a century-old the square-rigged ship eased her…
Norwegian Tall Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl Sails into Dublin Bay
Norwegian Tall Ship, S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl, sailed into Dublin this afternoon, Thursday 18th August at 15.00 hours at Sir John Rogerson's Quay almost exactly one year in advance of an entire fleet of Tall Ships coming into Dublin port. Dublin…
US Cutter Eagle Returns to Home Port After Europe Voyage
The US Coast Guard's training barque Eagle returned to her home port of New London, Connecticut last week after a summer-long voyage to Europe. Last May the ship and its crew paid a visit to Waterford ahead of this year's…
Norway's Oldest A-Class Tallship Sets Sail for Dublin
At nearly 100 years old, Norway's oldest tallship, the sail training three-masted steel barque Statsraad Lehmkuhl is to call to Dublin Port next week, writes Jehan Ashmore. Built in 1914, the 321" long vessel is also the largest, compared to the…
Maureen O'Hara Enters the Irish American Hall of Fame in the New Dunbrody Visitor Centre
The Dunbrody visitor centre and Famine Ship experience played host to Maureen O'Hara's entry into the Irish American Hall of Fame by the President of Ireland and Former President of the United States. President of Ireland Mrs. Mary McAleese and…
Tall Ships 2011: Young Sailors 'Buoyed' with their Successes
Marine Academy students from Plymouth on the English south coast who have been taking part in the 2011 Tall Ships Race have certainly proved they are able-bodied sailors. Not only has their ship, The Moosk been placed third in class…
Celtic Mist Berths at New Home in Co Clare
The Celtic Mist sailed to its new berth at Kilrush in Co Clare on Saturday to begin its new life as a marine research vessel. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 52-foot yacht was gifted by the Haughey family to…
Facebook Campaign To Bring Tall Ships Back to Cork
Fans of the Tall Ships Races have launched a new Facebook page to campaign for their return to Cork Harbour. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-the-Tall-Ships-back-to-Cork-Harbour/200692176646022 Waterford recently celebrated a successful Tall Ships Race weekend, with thousands turning out to welcome the magnificent fleet.…
Haughey's Celtic Mist: A Stormy History
The Irish Independent today recounts the tumultuous history of the Celtic Mist - the yacht once owned by the late former Taoiseach Charles Haughey that has now begun a new life as a research vessel with the Irish Whale and…
Celtic Mist to Berth in Kilrush Creek Marina, Co Clare
Ireland's newest research vessel Celtic Mist will arrive at Kilrush Creek Marina on 16 July. The yacht was a gift to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) from the Haughey family and was made famous by former Taoiseach Charles…

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