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Stavros S Niarchos Tall Ship in West India Dock – September 17th 2015

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A surprise visitor to the West India Dock today is the Tall Ship Stavros S Niarchos . She was last in the dock at around September last year.

Over the  last few weeks, I have written about how many of the Tall Ships carry out valuable work training  especially for young people and the Stavros S Niarchos is a good example of this.

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The Stavros S Niarchos is a British brig-rigged tall ship owned and operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust. Built in 2000, she has been used to give young people the opportunity to develop skills and  talents whilst undertaking voyages to various locations. She is also available for voyages and holidays which provides revenue to maintain the operation of the ship.

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The ship is in dock at the end  of a voyage when 34 young people aged 14 to 15 have been selected from schools nationwide to take  part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to helm the Tall Ship. Supported by HSBC’s community investment programme, the crew set sail from Southampton on Tuesday 8 September, the ship then sailed along the south coast, visited a European port  before sailing up the Thames yesterday and passed iconic landmarks and under Tower Bridge.

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Since its inception in the 50s the organisation has taken 100,000 trainees to sea and sailed 1.9 million nautical miles. The ship has a Length of  197ft , Masts of 148ft  and Beam of 32ft, she usually operates a crew of 69 which include regular crew and volunteers.

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The Stavros S Niarchos is relatively new but was put up for sale last year, it does not appear that she has been sold yet, however the market for second-hand tall ships must be quite limited.

 

Stavros S Niarchos Tall Ship in West India Dock 2014

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A surprise visitor to the West India Dock today is the Tall Ship Stavros S Niarchos . She was last in the dock at around September last year.

A few weeks ago I was writing about how many of the Tall Ships carry out valuable work training young people and the Stavros S Niarchos is a good example of this.

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The Stavros S Niarchos is a British brig-rigged tall ship owned and operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust. Built in 2000, she has been used to give young people the opportunity to develop skills and  talents whilst undertaking voyages to various locations. She is also available for voyages and holidays which provides revenue to maintain the operation of the ship.

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Since its inception in the 50s the organisation has taken 100,000 trainees to sea and sailed 1.9 million nautical miles. The ship has a Length of  197ft , Masts of 148ft  and Beam of 32ft, she usually operates a crew of 69 which include regular crew and volunteers.

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The large tall ships can be expensive to maintain, earlier in the week I reported that the TS Royalist was due to be decommissioned  for that reason.

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The Stavros S Niarchos is relatively new but was put up for sale last year, it does not appear that she has been sold yet, however the market for second-hand tall ships must be quite limited.

She joins the Super Yacht Christopher and the HMS Westminster in West India Dock at the moment to offer an interesting selection of ships.

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Photo by Eric Pemberton

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Photo by Eric Pemberton

 

 

Stavros S Niarchos Tall Ship in West India Dock

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The Stavros S Niarchos is a British brig-rigged tall ship owned and operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust. Built in 2000, She has been used to give young people the opportunity to develop skills and  talents whilst undertaking voyages to various locations. She is also available for voyages and holidays which provides revenue to maintain the operation of the ship.

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Since its inception in the 50s the organisation has taken 97,000 trainees to sea and sailed 1.8 million nautical miles.

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The ship has a Length of  197ft / 59.4m, Masts of 148ft / 45m and Beam of 32ft / 9.9m.

She usually operates a crew of 69 which include regular crew and volunteers.

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Unusually for a Tall Ship, the Stavros Niarchos  is for sale due to the often high running costs of operating a boat of this size.

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Whatever her future fate she is the latest of a number of Tall Ships who have graced the West India Dock this year.

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The Stavros Niarchos in full sail (Tall Ships Youth Trust )

STS Tenacious Tall Ship in West India Dock

 

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Today saw the arrival of the STS Tenacious, a wooden sail training ship which was specially designed to be able to accommodate disabled sailors. Launched in Southampton in the year 2000, it is one of the largest wooden tall ships in the world. It is 65 metres long with a beam of 10.6 metres at its widest point.

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The Tenacious and its sister ship the Lord Nelson are regular visitors to West India Dock. They are owned by the UK-based charity the Jubilee Sailing Trust who have for many years have pioneered sailing for the disabled. The Jubilee Sailing Trust became a registered charity in 1978 and was the brainchild of Christopher Rudd, a school teacher and sailor who wanted to give the disabled children he taught the same experiences his able-bodied students had. Since its launch Tenacious has taken nearly 12,000 people sailing of these 3,000 were physically disabled and 1,000 were wheelchair users.

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