Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tall Ship Astrid Sinks After Hitting Rocks

Tall Ship Astrid Sinks After Hitting Rocks:

Dutch Tall-Ship "ASTRID" sinks off the Coast of Ireland, 30 people on board all saved, ASTRID was built in 1918, please click link above to read all the news from SKY  related to this tragic accident, fortunately no casualties to report. Photo of the ASTRID during her last visit to Liverpool, 1.6.2011

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Named after the Italian Explorer and launched on the 22.2.1931 the superb Tall-Ship "AMERIGO VESPUCCI" is one of the most beautiful sailing ships still in service, she is based at the Italian Port of La Spezia and when sailing has a crew or around 450 people, the ship weighs 4.146 G.T. and has 101 metres in length, she is classified as a full rigged ship and takes part in sailing parades and Tall Ships Races. The last time I saw the ship was back in 2006 during the Lisbon Tall Ships Races, it's always a special moment for me to see and visit this amazing ship, a real beauty. Photos taken during a visit to Barcelona, 13.7.2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013