Tuesdays and Thursdays are tall ship days!

In the run up to the Tall Ships Races 2015, I thought it would be interesting to see what other class A tall ships will be entering into the first leg of the race from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Alesund, Norway.  I also thought it would be good to exhibit the other vessels here on my blog so that my family, friends and followers can see some of the types of ship I will be racing against.  To do this I decided to dedicate Tuesdays and Thursdays to be Tall Ships Days on my blog in the run up to the Tall Ships Races.  I could not include every vessel that has entered as there are around 50 in total, so I have only focused on the A Class ships.  

I guess the first Class A tall ship I should tell you about is the one that I will be sailing on – Lord Nelson

Class: A
Flag: UK
Length: 49.81 m
Rig: Barque 3
Year Built: 1985
Home Port: Southampton, England
Entered By: Jubilee Sailing Trust
 Crew: 50 including trainees and permanent crew
Further Information at: www.jst.org.uk

I hope you enjoy Tall Ship Tuesdays and Tall Ship Thursdays – excitement is building as it is all getting a little bit closer!

Where in the world is Lord Nelson:


English Channel underway by sail doing 6 knots.

Last known port Fawley, destination Cherbourg.


English Channel underway by sail doing 4.3 knots.

Last known port Cherbourg, destination Swanage.


Moored in Jersey


Celtic Sea underway using engine doing 4.8 knots.

Last known port Jersey, destination Cardiff.


Irish Sea underway using engine doing 9.0 knots.

Last known port Cardiff, destination Douglas.


Moored at Greenock.

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