Tall ship Stavros Niarchos to visit Liverpool
Published: 12 March 2012
Join the Tall Ship Stavros S Niarchos for a day’s sailing between 24 – 29 April, or explore her magnificent decks as she welcomes visitors on board to have a look around on 27 -28 April.
The Tall Ships Youth Trust is offering day sails on its 200ft brig, Stavros S Niarchos, out of Liverpool during the Spring from the city’s Cruise Terminal.
Whilst on board the square rigged brig, participants will get the chance to climb the rigging, set the sails, steer the ship and haul the ropes whilst enjoying the thrill of sailing on board a tall ship. Local residents and visitors aged 16-80 can get on board and the trip costs from £99.00 (port & fuel charges not included) to include all training, safety equipment, use of waterproof clothing, food and soft drinks.
No previous sailing knowledge is needed so this is a great introduction to sailing and an unforgettable experience of being on a Tall Ship. Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon said: ‘’ Liverpool is delighted to be hosting another visit by the magnificent sail training Tall Ship, Stavros S Niarchos to Liverpool in the Spring of 2012.
The arrival of a Tall Ship on the world famous River Mersey is always a welcome sight and the Liverpool Cruise Liner Berth allows the ships to berth on a Waterfront that has been transformed by £4 billion of investment.
We look forward to welcoming the Captain, the crew and the sail trainees and thank the Tall Ships Youth Trust for continuing to bring the Stavros S Niarchos to the city.’’
On 27th & 28th April, Stavros S Niarchos, will be open to visitors from 11am-5pm and Volunteer Crew will be on hand to show visitors around the ship and answer questions. The Trust offers a variety of sailing adventures for both Young People and Adults onboard the tall ship and so information on how to get on board will also be available.
Visitors are advised that spaces to look around the ship will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To find out more or book a place, call the Tall Ships Adventures Reservations Team on 023 9283 2055 or visit www.tallships.org.
Source: Liverpool City Council