Worlds Most Beautiful Tall Ship Sails Into Dublin Bay

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World’s Most Beautiful Tall Ship Sails Into Dublin Bay

Preparations under way for Dublin’s role as Final Port in The Tall Ships Races 2012 as Dublin welcomes S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl.

Norwegian Tall Ship, S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl, sailed into Dublin, Thursday 18th August at 17.00 hours at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay almost exactly one year in advance of an entire fleet of Tall Ships coming into port.

Dublin will become the final port of call for The Tall Ships Races 2012 presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International, a charity established to harness sail training to develop and educate young people, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background.

Cllr. Maria Parodi, Dublin City’s Deputy Lord Mayor, welcomed Captain Marcus A. Seidl and his crew to Dublin: ”I am delighted to welcome S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl and its crew to Dublin. The first Norwegian vessels to sail into Dublin did so many centuries ago and certainly made an impact. We hope you’ll enjoy your short time in Dublin and we hope to welcome you back here with The Tall Ships Races next August”.

Members of the public hoping to get an insight in to life on board a Tall Ship can visit S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl on Friday 19th August from 12:00 – 16:30  and on Saturday the 20th August from 10:00 – 12:00. There will be available information about the ship and the souvenir shop will be open. Free entrance.

The three masted barque S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl is one of the world's largest and most beautiful sailing ships. Having served in two World Wars, S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl,  is now in active use as a sail training vessel.

Preparations are under way to ensure a warm welcome is extended to Tall Ships participating in the Tall Ships Race 2012.

From the 23rd to the 26th of August 2012, Dublin will host four days of festival events. For further information see www.dublintallships.ie  and www.visitdublin.com  

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For further details, please contact: Mary Weir, Project Manager 01-2223302

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