North Sea Regatta, Blyth 2016

North Sea Regatta, Blyth 2016

A few pre-race shots from Blyth as the fleet gets into gear with some last minute adjustments before the race start to Gothenburg

Antwerp – Lisbon TSR

Antwerp – Lisbon TSR

Antwerp – Lisbon TSR A few pre-race shots around Torbay, the crew of the Danish full rigger, Georg Stage, making sail  

Antwerp TSR 2010

Antwerp TSR 2010

With the Antwerp to Lisbon Race due to start this week, heres a look back at the 2010 tall ships gathering there Interesting weather conditions leading to strong lighting effects, some great displays and a ‘Grand Finale’ by the Indonesian Barquentine ‘Duwaruci’ for the parade of Sail

A Postcard from A Coruña 2012

A Postcard from A Coruña 2012

A Coruña the point of departure for the Spanish Armada and home to the legend of Maria Pita who’s bravery helped to repel an English incursion led by Sir Francis Drake. And lest we forget, the scene of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore’s (1761-1809) heroic evacuation of troops during the Peninsular war. The ships were arriving after their […]

LERWICK TSR 2011

LERWICK TSR 2011

We took off from Glasgow, the cloud cover finally breaking as we flew out over the North Sea to Sumburgh airport and the news that local traffic was causing a slight delay. Our pilot announced that we would fly up to Lerwick harbour for a birds eye view of the Tall Ships, my first since […]

CADIZ 2012 GALLERY UPDATED

CADIZ 2012 GALLERY UPDATED

Pictures of Amerigo Vespucci, Europa, Guayas, Dar Mlodziezy and  Fryderyk Chopin CADIZ TALL SHIPS REGATTA 2012

Chafing Gear

Chafing Gear

THE SWEDISH SHIP GOTHEBORG Sail Amsterdam 2015 is over, the Gotheborg is sailing on to Dover, what do we do between watches? We build a Loom of course ! We made a Heddle and a Sword Beater, then using some eight sided Oak, a couple of blocks, some shackles and old Hemp ropes, we made ourselves a working loom on the Gun deck to create […]

The Swedish Ship Gotheborg

The Swedish Ship Gotheborg

iPHONEOGRAPHY The Swedish Ship Gotheborg. Amsterdam to Dover 2015 Photo diary of a volunteer deckhand  See more images of the Gotheborg

The Swedish Ship Gotheborg

The Swedish Ship Gotheborg

Sail Amsterdam is over, it’s now sunrise on the morning after departure Sailing to Dover on #TheSwedishShipGotheborg, arriving Friday. An event not to be missed !  

Lord Nelson – Tall Ships Belfast 2015

Lord Nelson – Tall Ships Belfast 2015

The 3 masted barque Lord Nelson at the start of the Belfast Tall Ships race 2015