October 2015

Sail on board

Around the net

Great videos and knowledge test, fun and education, what more could you ask for?!  Here are just a few of our favourite nautical web discoveries.

Nautical terms quiz

Can you talk the talk of the tall ships? Know your left from your right on the deck of a ship? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz from BelfastLive. Let us know your score on Facebook!

Swimming on Kruzhenshtern 

 We just had to share this post from Kruzhenshtern. Jumping off a spectacular tall ship and going for a dip in the middle of the ocean is the highlight of a trip for many trainees. Seeing these pictures is making us want to jump on the next ship heading out to sea

Lots of the ships in our fleet allow trainees to go swimming in the middle of the ocean but this is taking things up a notch!

Posted by Sail Training International on Thursday, 28 May 2015

Letters from the sea

TypographyThis nautical typography from Panco Sassano invokes the age old tradition of sailors writing letters to loved ones while away on a ship.

You can see the full post with more detailed images of the print here









Stowing sails at 50 knots wind

Fifty knots of wind is a serious amount of punishment to take while trying to tame a wayward sail. Here's the crew of Georg Stage doing just that - not what you'd call plain sailing weather!
Fifty knots wind sail stowing. Irish Sea 2015. #GeorgStage #tallship #sailing #badweather
Posted by Georg Stage on Friday, 5 June 2015




We ran a competition this year for trainees to send in their selfie images.  We had a great response and the best piccies won tablets and selfie sticks.  You can see the images on Instagram but we'd still like you to tag your Tall Ships Races selfies for us all to see. They're great!

111 feet mast climb on Sorlandet

This next video will give you an idea of what it's like to go up the mast of a class A vessel when you're out at sea. Looks fun right?! Another great video from Norwegian ship Sorlandet.


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