Dar Mlodziezy arrives in London for Tall Ships regatta

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THE STUNNING Polish sail training ship DAR MLODZIEZY arrived in the capital on Wednesday evening shortly before sunset. The 109-metre three-masted vessel is in London for the Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta. The tall ship is the largest of the approximately fifty vessels taking part in the regatta – the biggest such gathering of Tall Ships on the Thames …

Stad Amsterdam visits London

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THE BEAUTIFUL three-masted clipper STAD AMSTERDAM arrived in London earlier this week. Launched in 2001, she won the Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Race a year later and has become a regular visitor to London. Her visit coincides with, but is not related to, the Tall Ships Festival taking place in London this weekend. Stad Amsterdam arrived at West India Docks …

Tall ship Tenacious arrives in London

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The three-masted tall ship TENACIOUS arrived in the capital this afternoon. The blue bridge on the Isle of Dog’s Manchester Road lifted at about 4pm so that the 54-metre long vessel could enter West India Dock. SV TENACIOUS was commissioned in 2000 and is operated by the UK-based Jubilee Sailing Trust charity. Crewed by disabled and able-bodied sailors, the barque …

German barque Alexander Von Humboldt II visits London

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THE BEAUTIFUL German tall ship ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT II arrived in London this afternoon for a two day visit. The 65-metre barque with distinctive green hull looked spectacular as she passed London’s landmarks on her inbound journey to the Upper Pool. It’s the first visit to London for the three-masted vessel which was launched in 2011 and is owned by …

Tall ship Kaskelot arrives at West India Dock

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THREE-masted tall ship KASKELOT arrived in London at the weekend. The 47-metre long barque made the journey from Bristol and reached West India Dock late on Saturday morning. She was built in the late 1940s and started her career as a Baltic trader, helping to get supplies to Greenland. In recent decades she has appeared in many film and television …