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Requirements for Recreational Craft at Tall Ships Races
The latest Marine Notice from the DTTAS includes important information for recreational craft expected to attend the Tall Ships Races in Waterford from 30 June to 3 July. www.dttas.ie http://www.afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships/ Race organisers and the Waterford harbour master have issued an…
US Cutter Eagle On Its Way to Waterford
The US Coast Guard cutter Eagle has set sail on its 75th anniversary voyage to Europe - with Ireland being its first port of call. Captain Eric C Jones, who pilots the US Coast Guard's training vessel and goodwill ambassador,…
Reviving the Age of Steam for Waterford's Tall Ships
In The Irish Times on Thursday, Tim Sweetman from Islandbridge writes that steam trains could add a touch of old-fashioned glamour to the Tall Ships Races in Waterford this summer. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/letters/2011/0505/1224296146080.html "Perhaps Irish Rail and the Railway Preservation Society might…
Waterford Businesses Want Fair Pricing at Tall Ships
Waterford's business and tourism leaders have demanded "fair pricing" in the city during the Tall Ships Races this summer, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships/ Reports have circulated that local hotels and other businesses were planning to raise their prices for…
Sail Training Ireland Assumes Mantle of Asgard
Writing in the Irish Independent on Saturday, WM Nixon welcomes the introduction of Sail Training Ireland as a big step towards getting Ireland back into tall ship sailing. Nixon also pays tribute to Ireland's previous square-rigger, Asgard II, which held…
Irish Sail Training Back on Course
The establishment of Sail Training Ireland is welcome. W M Nixon looks at the realities of national sail training in the 21st Century. With the launching of Sail Training Ireland and its registration early in 2011 at the Companies Office…
Should Asgard II's Bell Ring Again for the Waterford Tall Ships Race?
Asgard II's wheel and bell look like new again following their recovery from the sunken Irish sail training brigantine. Unlike 2005, Asgard won't be sailing in this year's Tall Ships race when it calls to Waterford but one suggestion doing…
€10,000 Tall Ships Bursary for Irish Sailing Trainees
A new sailing body that claims it will ensure the continuation of the long standing Irish Tall Ships maritime tradition of youth sail training was launched at a ceremony in Dublin Port this afternoon. The newly established Sail Training Ireland…
Hamburg Gets Ready to Host World's Biggest Ports Festival
Billed as the world's greatest Port Festival, five of the world's largest and most beautiful tall ships – and at least one, the Mir, is also entered for the Tall Ships race in Waterford in June – have announced their…
Sail Training Ireland to be Launched Next Week
The new Tall Ships body co-oridinated by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA), Sail Training Ireland for Youth Development, (STIYD) will be launched next Thursday at the Dublin Port offices next Thursday, April 14th.   Since the Department of Defence declared they…
New Tall Ship Sailing Body Seeks Part-Time Manager
Sail Training Ireland, the new body established by Cosite an Asgard and the Irish Sailing Association is looking to appoint a part-time manager to help with the development of a business plan for the new sailing organisation that will be…
Bursaries Announced as Tall Ship Sailing Creates a Buzz
There's a real sailing buzz around Tall Ships these days, even though Ireland does not currently have one to sail. There's less than 100 days to the Tall Ships visit to Waterford, last weekend saw a ground breaking Tall Ships…
West Cork School Offers Temporary Tall Ship Sloop Solution
Although most sailing delegates attending last weekend's Tall Ships workshop in Dublin appear to see Ireland's future sail training vessel as a square rigger there was one proposal floated last Saturday that, say the promoters, would at least be a…
Lord Mayor Opens Tall Ship Workshop to Seek Irish Sail Training Solution
Dubin's Lord Mayor opened a Tall Ship and Youth Sail Training Workshop with an agenda to seek a solution to the current Irish Sail Training impasse caused by the loss of sailing's Asgard II and Lord Rank. Over 70 delegtes…
The Return of the 'Wexford' Tall-Ship
The New Ross based replica famine sailing barque Dunbrody opened yesterday to visitors for the first time this year after completion of a refit, writes Jehan Ashmore. Since November the 458-tonnes barque (see photo) has been under maintenance in the…
100 Days to Waterford's Tall-Ships Festival
There are now only 100-days to the countdown of the Waterford Tall Ships Festival which is sailing into Irish waters at the end of June, writes Jehan Ashmore. The four-day festival starting on 30 June returns to the south-eastern city…

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