CO WATERFORD

TALL SHIPS

SOME PHOTOS OF OUR TRIPS TO

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WATERFORD 2011

Neidin sailing in celubrious company alongside the 2011 Tall Ships fleet. We enjoyed four glorious days of sunshine and wonderful sailing in the company of these iconic maritime treasures, and we rotated our crew each day in order to ensure that everybody got to experience the event. 

Waterford never looked so good! For four days its quays were packed with some of the most beautiful maritime treasures in the world. Hotels and guest-houses were filled to capacity, and vast crowds filled its streets. Neidin's crew rotated each of the four days, sailing between Dunmore East and Waterford daily. We accommodated a total of 24 crew and guests over the course of the event, and sailed many miles in perfect conditions. 31st June to 3rd July 2011. Photo FOC.

Neidin passing Hook Head with the "Wilde Swan", a Dutch topsail schooner of 1920's vintage. She was originally built as a fishing vessel, but is now a training ship. Photo. FOC.

Naomi, Ead, and Emily Pierse aboard as we sail through Waterford City. 2nd July 2011.

Pesky Pirates in Waterford City. 2nd July 2011.

Brian O Keeffe on helm. Ferghal and his kids in the background. Tall Ships 2011.

Neil McGrory on helm as "Neidin" passes alongside the "Christian Raddich", the fabulous Norwegian Tall Ship training vessel. Also aboard were Ferghal, Ken, and Fia. The waters around Dunmore East were reminisent of Dunkirk on the final day of the Race with every type of small craft crowding the harbour and jostling for position as the ships passed. Photo FOC.

Our crew for Day 3 of the Tall Ships Race comprised of Peter O Keane, Ken O Farrell, Joe McCarthy, Paul Halley, and Fia O Caoimh. We rafted overnight in Dunmore East Harbour, and there was a lot of noisy guitar playing late into the night. We towed our keg of Heineken to keep it well cooled, and entertained the crews of several adjoining boats too. A great night, and a great sailing occasion. 2nd July 2011. Photo FOC.

"Neidin" passing Hook Lighthouse in the company of "Wilde Swan", a Dutch twin-masted topsail schooner of 1920's vintage. She was originally built as a fishing trawler, but now operates as a training vessel. The Wylde Swan is the largest topsail schooner in the world, and she sets a blistering pace. Photo. FOC.

Fia with nieces Emily and        Naomi Pierse sailing through Waterford City on the second day of the Tall                Ships Race 2011. Photo  by Ead on 1st July 2011

Waterford never looked so good! For four days its quays were packed with some of the most beautiful maritime treasures in the world. Hotels and guest-houses were filled to capacity, and vast crowds filled its streets. Neidin's crew rotated each of the four days, sailing between Dunmore East and Waterford daily. We accommodated a total of 24 crew and guests over the course of the event, and sailed many miles in perfect conditions. 31st June to 3rd July 2011. Photo FOC.

Fia O Caoimh and Neil McGrory aboard Neidin off Dunmore on 3rd July 2011.

Waterford never looked so good! For four days its quays were packed with some of the most beautiful maritime treasures in the world. 1st July 2011.

Our crew for Day 3 of the Tall Ships Race comprised of Peter O Keane, Ken O Farrell, Joe McCarthy, Paul Halley, and Fia O Caoimh. We rafted overnight in Dunmore East Harbour, and there was a lot of noisy guitar playing late into the night. We towed our keg of Heineken to keep it well cooled, and entertained the crews of several adjoining boats too. A great night, and a great sailing occasion. 2nd July 2011. Photo FOC.

Ead and Emily at Hook Lighthouse, Co Wexford, on 31st June 2011. Also aboard were Naomi and Fia. A great first crew for the Tall Ships Race weekend.

The "Cuauhtémoc" is a Mexican Navy training vessel, and one of the largest tall ships in the world. Here it in moored on Waterford's quays.  2nd June 2019.

Fia relaxing as the Christian Raddich passes behind. This was the last day of the event as the boats began a "Parade of Sail" off Dunmore East. 3rd July 2011.

"Neidin" passing Hook Lighthouse in the company of "Wilde Swan", a Dutch twin-masted topsail schooner of 1920's vintage. She was originally built as a fishing trawler, but now operates as a training vessel. The Wylde Swan is the largest topsail schooner in the world, and she sets a blistering pace. Photo. FOC.

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