Clipper ship Stad Amsterdam visits London

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Dutch clipper ship Stad Amsterdam left London after spending the summer Bank Holiday weekend in the capital. The three masted vessel sailed up the Thames last week and moored in West India Docks. Launched in 2000, the 76-metre long tall ship has been a regular visitor to London over recent years. She departed London yesterday at midday bound for Hamburg. …

Tall ships arrive in London from Mexico and the United States

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TWO tall ships arrived on the Thames from Mexico and the United States this week – and they’re both open to the public this weekend. First to arrive at West India Docks was the Mexican navy’s sail training ship ARM Cuauhtémoc.  Dressed in colourful signal flags, the 90 metre long barque came up the Thames on Tuesday afternoon, with sailors manning …

ARC Gloria’s spectacular arrival through Tower Bridge

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THE COLOMBIAN sail training ship ARC Gloria arrived through Tower Bridge in spectacular style last Sunday (6th September). With over 60 crew members manning the yard arms and singing the Colombian national anthem, the three masted ship went under Tower Bridge in late evening sunshine. The bridge itself and the banks of the Thames were packed with spectators for the …

Sailing training ship Esmeralda arrives in London

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THE CHILEAN navy’s sail training tall ship Esmeralda arrived in London earlier this week. The four-masted barquentine made her way up the river on Wednesday morning after spending the previous evening moored near Southend. 113-metres in length and constructed in the late 1940s with a steel hull, Esmeralda was met on her arrival in the capital by dark cloudy skies and …

Alex 2 to return to London in May

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The beautiful tall ship Alexander Von Humboldt II will return to London in May 2015. Her visit in 2014 was one of the highlights on the Thames of the year and indeed she was the cover star of the On The Thames 2015 calendar. The distinctive green hull of the Alex 2, as she is nicknamed, will be seen making …