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Tall Ships on the Thames
Parade of Sail  -  9th September 2014


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The Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival took place over four sites from 5 to 9 September 2014. This pages shows a selection of images of the 'Parade of Sail' departure on 9th September of the Tall Ships which had visited the Thames. I photographed all the significant ships as they left the Thames in the Parade of Sail on the afternoon of 9th September 2014.



 

Tall Ships on this Page:-
   Amelie Rose - UK 2009
   Atyla - Spain 1984
   Challenge Wales - UK 2000
   Challenger 2 - UK 2000
   Challenger 4 - UK 2000
   Dar Mlodziezy - Poland 1982
   De Gallant - Netherlands 1916 
   Duet - UK 1912
   Eda Frandsen - UK 1938
   Eldorado - Netherlands 1938
   Excelsior - UK 1921
   Eye of the Wind - UK 1911
   Grayhound - UK 2012
   Gulden Leeuw - Netherlands 1937
   Iris - Netherlands 1916
   Jantje - Netherlands 1916
   Jolie Brise - UK 1913
   JR Tolkien - Netherlands 1964
   Kapitan Borchardt - Poland 1917
   Lady of Avenel - Netherlands 1969
   Leila - UK 1892
   Loth Lorien - Netherlands 19??
   Maybe - UK 1933
   Mercedes - Netherlands1958
   Moosk - UK 1933
   Morgenster - Netherlands 19??
   Oosterschelde - Netherlands 1918
   Pegasus - UK 2008
   Pelican of London - UK ????
   Rupel - Belgium 2006
   Shtandart - Russia 1999
   Stavros S Niarchos - UK ????
   Swan - UK 1900
   Tecla - Netherlands 1915
   Tectona - UK 1929
   Tenacious - UK 2000
   Thalassa - Netherlands 1980
   Urania - Netherlands 19??



 

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Tall Ships on the Thames
Parade of Sail  -  9th September 2014


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Amelie Rose (2009 - UK)

Based in north Dorset, the Amelie Rose was launched in 2009 by two people who quit their City jobs in IT to reconnect people with Britain's maritime heritage and island story. The charm of this boat is obvious as soon as you see her bobbing in the harbour. With wide, flush decks this lovingly built wooden ship offers plenty of space for its crew, despite being smaller than some others. Below decks she is light and airy, with an open-plan arrangement and a reading light for each bed. A wood-fired heating stove and glowing oil lamps makes the big oak dining table a great place for the crew to gather to dine together on the hearty fare prepared on board and spin tall tales of exotic lands and foreign ports. www.topsail-adventures.co.uk


Amelie Rose leaving the Thames
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Atyla (1984 - Spain)

Atyla is a 31 meter long two-masted staysail schooner handmade between 1980 and 1984 using hardwoods, especially iroko. Atyla is truly one of a kind. She was hand-built from solid wood by a team of volunteers, using traditional local techniques and design and incorporating centuries of accumulated knowledge and skills in the art of Spanish shipbuilding and carpentry. Originally built to circumnavigate the globe following the route of Spanish explorer Juan Sebastián Elcano, Atyla instead ended up serving a long stint as a tourist boat in various Spanish resorts. This year, after undergoing a refit, she began to take place in various STI tall ships events. www.atylaship.com


Atyla leaving the Thames
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Challenge Wales (2000 - UK)
Challenger 2 (2000 - UK)
Challenger 4 (2000 - UK)

Challenge Wales, Challenger 2 and Challenger 4 were launched as three of 12 identical yachts designed by Robert Humphreys and built by Devonport Yachts in 2000 to compete in the world’s toughest yacht race, the round-the-world Global Challenge.

Challenge Wales was built as Challenge Business 47. During her round-the-world experiences she has survived everything from gusts of over 60 knots to 50-foot waves crashing onto the deck. After taking part in four of the races, she became a sail training vessel in 2009. In 2012 Challenge Wales was invited to be part of the Queen's Jubilee Thames Pageant, and young people from across Wales were able to sail her up the Thames as part of a special Jubilee voyage. Website: www.challengewales.org

Challenger 2 and Challenger 2 are now operated as sail training vessels by the Tall Ships Youth Trust, the world’s oldest and largest sail training charity for 12 to 25 year olds. Fast but safe, the Challenger Yachts provide the perfect introduction to sailing. tallships.org/about-us/the-fleet/challenger-yachts



Challenge Wales leaving the Thames
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Challenger2 & 4 leaving the Thames
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Dar Mlodziezy (1982 - Poland)

Dar Mlodziezy's name translates as ‘The Gift of Youth’ in English. A steel, full-rigged ship, Dar Mlodziezy was designed by Poland’s leading naval ship architect Zygmunt Choren and was built at the shipyard in Gdansk, Poland in 1982 for the Naval Academy (Wyzsza Szkola Morska w Gdyni). Dar Mlodziezy was the first three-masted sail training ship of a series: Dar Mlodziezy, Druzhba, Me, Khersones, Pallada & Nadezhda. www.dar-mlodziezy.de


Dar Mlodziezy leaving the Thames
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De Gallant (1916 - Netherlands)

Originally built as a herring drifter and launched in 1916, this ship’s hull was salvaged and rebuilt by the Tall Ship Gallant Foundation some 70 years after she was first launched. The restoration project was part of a Dutch government-aided employment scheme to provide young people with work experience. De Gallant is now a common presence at European sailing events and races, providing a hands-on sailing experience for passengers and comfortable surroundings both above and below deck. www.degallant.nl/nieuws


De Gallant (blue hull) leaving the Thames with Jantje & Amelie Rose
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Duet (1912 - UK)

Launched in 1912, the Duet was once owned by the famous explorer Augustine Courtauld. To celebrate her 100th birthday this ship went on a round-the-world voyage in 7 legs. She is a keen competitor in Tall Ships' Races, and has been in the past both class and overall winner. www.cirdantrust.org/vessels/duet.htm


Grayhound leaving the Thames
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Eda Frandsen (1938 - UK)

Eda Frandsen was built in Denmark in 1938, starting life as a lobster fishing vessel. She was rebuilt and refitted as a charter vessel between 1991 and 1996 to combine her natural seaworthiness and reliability with romance and tradition. Beautifully kept and maintained, the level of craftsmanship and detail aboard Eda Frandsen is first class, with original features and unique detail. She was recently featured in the 2013 Sunday Times Travel ‘100 Greatest Holidays on the Planet’ and the Independent’s guide to the best European sailing holidays. http://eda-frandsen.co.uk/


Eda Frandsen leaving the Thames
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Eldorado (1938 - UK)

Built in 2009, this schooner is equipped with five comfortable twin cabins. The sailing ship is equipped with 5 comfortable twin cabins, each cabin with own bathroom/shower/WC and air-conditioning. According present demands and according present new built rules the sailing ship is equipped with all possible technique ready to go around the world. Especially long term charter somewhere on the world, private or business motivated, are welcome for this sailing ship. www.windisourfriend.com/en/sailingship/eldorado.html


Eldorado leaving the Thames
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Excelsior (1921 - UK)

The Excelsior is officially one of the 60 most important historic ships in Britain. Built in Lowestoft in 1921 and lovingly restored by the Excelsior Trust in the 1980s, she is a rare survivor of the thousands of first-class smacks that used to work the North Sea from the east coast of the UK in the 19th century. Today, Excelsior is the only traditional sailing trawler left on the east coast and - uniquely - the only sailing trawler that can still trawl with authentic gear. Designed to tackle the demanding North Sea, she is both comfortable and quick, and very stable. www.theexcelsiortrust.co.uk/


Excelsior leaving the Thames
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Eye of the Wind (1911 - UK)

A majestic brigantine built to last in 1911 with a colourful history and distinctive appearance, that has co-starred in films with Tommy Lee Jones and Jeff Bridges. This ship served as Prince Charles' flagship during Operation Drake, a round-the-world voyage in ten stages with crew from dozens of countries. www.theexcelsiortrust.co.uk/


Eye of the Wind leaving the Thames
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Grayhound (2012 - UK)

This striking ship was launched in 2012 and is a wooden replica of the Cornish-built privateers of the 18th century. As a lugger, her sails have a distinct tiered appearance that marks this boat out from the square-rigged pack, and also enables her to outpace most other ships when sailing against the wind. www.classic-sailing.co.uk/vessels/grayhound-lugger


Grayhound (leaving the Thames
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Gulden Leeuw (1937 - Netherlands)

The Gulden Leeuw (‘Golden Lion’ in English) was built in 1937 on behalf of the Danish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. She was designed and built as an ocean-going ice class ship, and frequently used for marine biological research. Recently converted into a three-masted topsail schooner, this classy ship now has a large dining room and even a bar. During this year’s regatta, the Gulden Leeuw has been crewed by young trainees from the local area who were sponsored by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  www.gulden-leeuw.nl/en/


Gulden Leeuw sailing upriver to the start of the parade
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Gulden Leeuw leaving the Thames
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Iris (1916 - Netherlands)

Launched in 1916, The Iris is a traditional Dutch herring lugger, though between 1920 and 1975 she was used as a coastal trader in the Baltic Sea. She has five twin-berth cabins along with a spacious lounge and galley, and even a small on-board library. With all sails set, the Iris can reach a top speed of 11 knots (approximately 20km/h) in favourable conditions. www.iris-sailing.com


Iris sailing upriver to the start of the parade
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Iris leaving the Thames
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Jantje (19?? - Netherlands)

The Jantje, which was previously named Ennie en Appie, started out as a cod fishing vessel. In 1969 she was rebuilt into the schooner brig, also known as a brigantine, that she is today. High speeds and good sailing qualities historically made this a favourite rig of pirates! www.sailing-jantje.nl


Jantje sailing upriver to the start of the parade
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Jantje (black hull) leaving the Thames with De Gallant & Amelie Rose
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Jolie Brise (1913 - UK)

The Jolie Brise is owned, maintained and sailed by the pupils of Dauntsey's School, Wiltshire. She was launched in Le Havre in 1913 and designed to make fast ocean passages - she was the last ship to carry the Royal Mail under sail, but as steam power replaced sail she instead became a fishing ship. She passed through various owners in the intervening decades until she ended up in the possession of the Exeter Maritime Museum, which agreed a long-term lease with Dauntsey’s in 1977, to whom she was eventually sold in 2003. She is a regular competitor in Tall Ships Races, and was the overall winner of the 2000 Transatlantic Tall Ships Race and the 2011 Tall Ships Race, with various other line honours in the intervening years. In 2012 the Jolie Brise joined the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant before joining the Tall Ships Race that year, which she also won. www.joliebrise.com


Jolie Brise leaving the Thames
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JR Tolkien (1916 - Netherlands)

Originally the JR Tolkien was a seagoing tug built in East Germany under the name of Dierkow. She was technically advanced for her time, with a diesel electric propulsion system. After the Berlin Wall fell it was hard to keep the tug in operation - she was noisy and inefficient to run, and then the company that owned her went bankrupt. She was purchased in 1995, renamed and transformed into the elegant schooner that she is today. www.classic-sailing.co.uk/vessels/j-r-tolkien


JR Tolkien sailing upriver to the start of the parade
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JR Tolkien leaving the Thames
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Kapitan Borchardt (1917 - Poland)

Kapitan Borchardt is a three-masted gaff-rigged schooner, built in the Netherlands as an ocean cargo ship. Over the years, it sailed as Nora, Harlingen, Mowe, Vader Gerrit, In Spe, Utskar and recently as Najaden - under this name it was used by the maritime school in Stockholm. On 30 August 2011, the ship was handed over to Polish sailors at the Nynashamn port from where it made its first voyage under the Polish flag. Since 8 October 2011 when it was christened in Gdańsk, it has sailed under the name of Kapitan Borchardt, as a Polish training sailing ship. It was named after Karol Olgierd Borchardt to honour the idea of popularization of maritime traditions and customs and to honour the name of the well-known Polish captain, man of letters and marine writer. Kapitan Borchardt www.kapitanborchardt.pl/main.php?ulang=en


Kapitan Borchardt leaving the Thames
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Lady of Avenel (1969 - Netherlands)

Built in Poland in 1969, this ship was converted into a sailing vessel in 1991. She shares her name with another brigantine fitted out by Wilfred Dowman, the man who purchased the Cutty Sark and refitted her as a sail training ship. A complement of 12 will crew this gorgeous ship, which has a large fully equipped galley and spacious deck saloon, from Falmouth to Royal Greenwich. On-board accommodation consists of four two-berth cabins with a further eight berths in a spacious bunk room. www.sailingdreams.co.uk/vessel/details/Lady of Avenel.html


 Lady of Avenel sailing upriver to the start of the parade
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 Lady of Avenel leaving the Thames
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Leila (1892 - UK)

Built by F Wilkinson in Charlton, Greenwich in 1892 as a typical speedy Victorian cutter, this graceful ship's pedigree includes winning the Round Britain yacht race in 1904. She was lovingly restored between 2008 and 2012 by the Suffolk-based Leila Sailing Trust. In sailing to Royal Greenwich, this ship will be returning to where she was built 122 years before.
 www.leila2c.org



Leila leaving the Thames
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Loth Lorien (19?? - Netherlands)

The Loth Loriën was built in Norway and originally sailed as a herring lugger. In 1989, she was bought by her current owner who spent two years converting her into a two-masted lugger with modern rigging and furnishing her with a luxurious interior including a saloon and bar. After a further transformation into a three-masted schooner, the Loth Loriën had four new square sails added to her foremast in 2009 to create a stunning barquentine. She is named after the Elvish kingdom in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.


Iris sailing upriver to the start of the parade
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Iris leaving the Thames
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Maybe (1933 - UK)

A traditional Dutch sailing ketch built by De Vries Lentsch in Amsterdam, Maybe was launched in 1933 as a round-the-world cruiser. She was hidden during the Second World War to avoid falling into the hands of the enemy, and afterwards she underwent a full refit with a new rig. Maybe took part in the first-ever Tall Ships Races in 1956, and her other adventures include numerous Atlantic crossings and a trip through the Panama Canal and around the USA to Canada. Maybe recently underwent another full refurbishment, returning to sailing in 2007. www.maybe-sailing.com


Maybe leaving the Thames
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Mercedes (1958 - Netherlands)

The magnificent brig Mercedes is a two-masted square-rigged sailing ship. Originally built as an ocean-going fishing vessel in 1958, she fished for years in the North Atlantic. Mercedes was transformed into an elegant classic brig for corporate hospitality in 2005, making her one of the youngest ships in the international tall ships fleet. Her refit has given her impressive rigging with 900m² of sails, the highest safety standards and excellent seaworthiness alongside stunning good looks. www.windisourfriend.com/en/sailingship/mercedes.html


 Mercedes sailing upriver to the start of the parade
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 Mercedes leaving the Thames
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Moosk (1906 - UK)

A classic vessel launched in 1906, Moosk was one of the very first boats to include a motor and lighting. Rediscovered as an abandoned wreck in Glasgow in 1998, she has been rebuilt by Southwold-based G Brown and Sons, reclaiming all of her previous grace and speed. Simple and handy to sail, she has a deep hull which makes her smooth and steady through water. Like Pegasus and Tectona, she is operated as a sail training vessel by The Island Trust and regularly races competitively in the Tall Ships Races.www.theislandtrust.org.uk/boats/moosk/


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Morgenster (1916 - Netherlands)

Originally named Vrouwe Maria, the brig Morgenster started life as a North Sea herring lugger. She was renamed Morgenster (Dutch for ‘Morning Star’) in 1958, and later was used for sport fishing and as a radio ship for Dutch station Radio Delmare. After falling into a state of disrepair, Morgenster was rescued and transformed into a sail training vessel, taking part in her first Tall Ships Race in 2008. Her beautiful rigging is based on the American clippers from the eighteenth century, which were famous for their speed and manoeuvrability. www.zeilbrik.org/index-uk.php


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 Morgenster leaving the Thames
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Oosterschelde (1916 - Netherlands)

The three-masted topsail schooner Oosterschelde is the last remaining representative of the large fleet of schooners that sailed under the Dutch flag at the beginning of the 20th century. As the largest restored Dutch sailing ship the Oosterschelde is a monument for Dutch shipbuilding and maritime navigation under sail. www.oosterschelde.nl


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 Oosterschelde leaving the Thames
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Pegasus (2008 - UK)

Built by the Rolt brothers at the Bristol Classic Boat Co and launched in 2008, Pegasus was designed with young people in mind. Based on traditional Bristol Channel pilot cutters, this elegant, luxurious vessel is fast with easy rigging, making her perfect for inexperienced and younger crew. She is spacious below deck with great cooking facilities and living accommodation, making for a comfortable introduction to sail training. Like Moosk and Tectona, she is operated as a sail training vessel by The Island Trust and regularly races competitively in the Tall Ships Races. www.theislandtrust.org.uk/boats/pegasus/


 Pegasus  leaving the Thames
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Pelican of London (2008 - UK)

A beautiful ship with a unique profile capable of astonishing speeds under sail. She was designed to be technically superb, and to combine speed with stability whether she is sailing downwind or windward. www.adventureundersail.com


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Rupel (2006 - Belgium)

A ship intended to fulfil a social purpose, Rupel was built over a five-year period on the banks of the river Rupel in Belgium by unemployed young people. The project to build this gaff schooner provided them with skills that would help them find jobs more easily. She is now used extensively in work with vulnerable people, and as to rehabilitate young people who have become involved in crime. In the summer, Rupel sails the Belgian coastline and takes part in the Tall Ships Races and other events in northern Europe. www.t-groep.be/rupel/


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Shtandart (1999 - Russia)

The Shtandart is a modern replica of a Russian navy flagship that was built for Peter the Great in 1703. The original Shtandart served until 1727, when it was broken up after being accidentally damaged during a refit. Catherine I, then Empress of Russia, ordered a replica to be built, but this was not fulfilled until a group of sailing enthusiasts embarked upon a project in 1994. The new Shtandart combines historical accuracy with modern features. She has a steering wheel and helm, decorative carvings, furniture, masts, gangways hatches and even cannons that are carefully copied from the original ship, but she also meets modern safety and comfort standards. www.shtandart.com


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 Shtandart  leaving the Thames
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Stavros S Niarchos (???? - UK)

The biggest brig built in Britain for over a century, Stavros S Niarchos is used as a sail training vessel by the Tall Ships Youth Trust charity. She was built to replace the charity’s long-serving schooners Malcolm Miller and Sir Winston Churchill, which took young people sailing for over 30 years. The ship is named after the late businessman, sailor and philanthropist Stavros S Niarchos, who had a long association with the charity. Over 3,000 young people sail with the Tall Ships Youth Trust every year, and people with physical and mental disabilities are welcome on all voyages. tallships.org


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Swan (1900 - UK)

The Swan was one of the finest boats in the Scottish fishing fleet, and at the time she was launched she was the largest ever to be built at Lerwick. Swan continued fishing until the 1950s, when she was retired and used as a houseboat. Lovingly restored by the Swan Trust from 1990, she was transformed into a Shetland Smack - a traditional seagoing fishing boat - using authentic materials. This beautiful ship plans to set out from Lerwick on 18 August for a round-Britain sail, of which the Falmouth - Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta forms the second leg.

The Scottish herring fishing experienced its peak in the early years of the 20th century. Every summer hundreds of sailing vessels packed into Lerwick harbour, and other ports around the coastline. Two types of vessel dominated; the Fifies, and the Zulus. These massive timber boats were unique to the Scottish fleet, and were the ultimate development in Scottish herring sail boats. The Fifies had vertical stern posts, and the Zulus had distinctively angled sterns. The boats measured 75 feet (23 metres) or more in length, and were fitted with steam capstans that enabled them to haul their nets, and handle their enormous masts and sails.

The Fifie Swan LK243 was launched in May 1900 at Hay and Company’s yard in Lerwick. She was regarded as “one of the finest fishing boats afloat in the North of Scotland”. But the Fifies’ days were numbered - steam drifters were already beginning to push sail boats out of business. www.swantrust.com



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Tecla (1915 - Netherlands)

Built in 1914 and still going strong after almost 100 years, Tecla is small but fast – she’s won many places during Tall Ships Races and Regattas. Tecla was built in Vlaardingen near Rotterdam in the Netherlands as a herring boat, working the North Sea. She was then used in Denmark as a coastal trader, before returning to the Netherlands in 1980 to be refitted as a charter sailing vessel. Tecla is now owned and sailed by a family of four professional sailors, who combine a passion for the ship’s traditional looks with modern techniques and equipment. www.tecla-sailing.com


 Tecla sailing upriver to the start of the parade
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 Tecla leaving the Thames
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Tectona (1929 - UK)

The Tectona was built in Calicut, India in 1929 to take advantage of the exotic hardwoods available, and was then shipped back to England for use as a yacht. Laid up during the war, she was in a very sorry state prior to a restoration in the 1960s. After a period of ownership by Plymouth City Council for sail training and a Swiss charity devoted to helping disadvantaged young people she was acquired by Dr Roger Crabtree, who sailed her back to England from Marseilles in 2008. Since then Tectona has offered the enormous benefits of the sail-training experience to people with mental health or rehab problems. Like Pegasus and Moosk, she is operated as a sail training vessel by The Island Trust and regularly races competitively in the Tall Ships Races. www.tectona.org.uk


 Tectona leaving the Thames
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Tenacious (2000 - UK)

The STS Tenacious is a modern British wooden sail training ship, specially designed in the 1990s to accommodate anyone over 16 with a disability. Launched in 2000, it became the largest wooden tall ship built in the United Kingdom in the last 100 years. It is 65 metres (213.25 feet) long, including bowsprit, and it is rigged as a (three-masted) barque with two mizzen gaffs. Its deck is 49.85 metres long, its hull is 54.02 metres long, and it has a beam of 10.6 metres at its widest point.

The Tenacious displaces about 714 tons (summer draft). Its maiden voyage was on 1 September 2000 from Southampton to Southampton calling at Sark, St Helier and Weymouth. The ship is owned by a UK-based charity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust, which also owns the 42 metre long tall ship STS Lord Nelson (length including bowsprit is 55 metres and waterline length is 37 metres). Since the charity’s inception in 1978, it has taken over 36,000 trainees to sea. jst.org.uk



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 Tenacious leaving the Thames
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Thalassa (1980 - Netherlands)

As well as being able to sail up to 13 knots, Thalassa is also a real eye-catcher with a total of 14 sails, adding up to a grand total of 800 square metres. She is rigged in a traditional style, but equipped to the highest modern standards with a stylish and luxurious interior.  jst.org.uk


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Urania (19?? - Netherlands)

HNLMS Urania is the sail training ship for midshipmen of the Royal Naval College (KIM), which is part of the Netherlands Defence Academy. The ship is used a great deal by sea-going officer candidates. www.defensie.nl/english/topics/materiel/contents/ships/sailing-training-ship


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