The Sun Shines on Greenock

09 July 2011

The Sun Shines on Greenock

Crowds flocked to see the Tall Ships in sunny Greenock today as the event was declared officially open.

Six trainees aged between 15 and 18 years old from the Marine Academy, Plymouth, UK, were particularly pleased to join in the festivities following their arrival on Class C vessel, Moosk.

The trainees have been supported by Sail Training International who funded 50 per cent of the total cost to enable them to take part in the first leg of The Tall Ships Races 2011.

Lucy Gross, General Manager, Association of Sail Training Organisations, commented: “We are very grateful to Sail Training International for providing the funding to enable these young people, some with difficult backgrounds, to take part in a fantastic sail training event which they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do.”

The trainees agreed that the race from Waterford to Greenock was a life changing experience listing many highlights including sailing in strong winds and coming third in Class C. 

The Tall Ships Races 2011 are presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International.

Bookmark and Share
View all News Next A Victory For Norway A Victory For Norway

Comments

Please register or sign in to add comments

haggis1938 Report as offensive

Saturday, 09 July 2011 9:01 PM


my  wife  and  i   had   a great  day   today   seeing  and   being   part   of   the   big crowds    at  the   tall   ships  ,  we   were   seeing    the lord nelson   as   our   future  son inlaw   andrew shaw   celebrated  his   19th   birthday   on board  ,   as he   was   picked  to  be  a crew  member,  but   we   were   also   hoping    to   meet   captain    barbara  campbell  ?   who   has  us   thinkiing  of our   own  ...late   daughter   barbara   campbell    who died   lst year   of breast   cancer  ,  so  much  when  she   died   i   did   a  charity   parachute  at    peter campbell  ukip skys the limit    and     scotspeter  channel     on you tube   iam  a retired   shipyard   caulker/burner   who   has   worked   on  every  shipyard  on the clyde  during  my   lifetime?    encluding   QE2  ?  its   good   to   see   the   tall   ships  back   here  ,  please    click    www.bobbeck.com    and    problemsanswered.co.uk   for   cure  on    cancer   etc     god    speed

haggis1938 Report as offensive

Saturday, 09 July 2011 9:01 PM


my  wife  and  i   had   a great  day   today   seeing  and   being   part   of   the   big crowds    at  the   tall   ships  ,  we   were   seeing    the lord nelson   as   our   future  son inlaw   andrew shaw   celebrated  his   19th   birthday   on board  ,   as he   was   picked  to  be  a crew  member,  but   we   were   also   hoping    to   meet   captain    barbara  campbell  ?   who   has  us   thinkiing  of our   own  ...late   daughter   barbara   campbell    who died   lst year   of breast   cancer  ,  so  much  when  she   died   i   did   a  charity   parachute  at    peter campbell  ukip skys the limit    and     scotspeter  channel     on you tube   iam  a retired   shipyard   caulker/burner   who   has   worked   on  every  shipyard  on the clyde  during  my   lifetime?    encluding   QE2  ?  its   good   to   see   the   tall   ships  back   here  ,  please    click    www.bobbeck.com    and    problemsanswered.co.uk   for   cure  on    cancer   etc     god    speed