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Bowwave

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Tall Ships at Liverpool
« on: July 18, 2008, 03:26:33 PM »

The Tall ships like this Dutch two masted vessel "Morgenster" can be seen in Liverpool over this weekend.
Plus for the warship types a few of them as well..

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 03:40:55 PM »

Looking for Tall ships?

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 03:39:13 PM »

Just a few pictures of a spectacular show of Tall Ships .Well worth a visit .

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008, 03:52:09 PM »

The Norwegian Sorlandet.The event   is open 10am till 10pm. Parade of
 sail Monday 2pm till 4pm

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 02:39:05 AM »

Would love to see some pictures of them under sail, if anybody is going on Monday
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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 07:06:40 AM »

Sorry Bowave,

I forgot to thank you for posting the pics. :embarrassed:

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I have PMd you.
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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 06:20:25 PM »

Love em or hate em it's still  a sort of "tall" ship . Crystal Symphony  visiting  the Meresy today

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 06:00:37 PM »

The Tall Ships on the Mersey attracted  over a million visitors and was simply stunning . This is just a small sample .





Is it a boat or a car. There was a 10kt tide running this "boat" was doing 4MPH
The wrong way!

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008, 03:15:30 AM »

Some great pics,.

Thanks Bowwave.
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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008, 08:40:02 AM »

Took this picture of a late arrival entering the Mersey last Friday. We were returning to Caernarvon during a round day trip to Liverpool on the Balmoral. As you can see the visibility was not good. 

Note the crew on the yard arms (especially the top yard on the foremast)

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2008, 09:39:31 AM »

The conditions at the begining of the week were as bad as it gets , wet and windy. But the last day was just perfect. Always good to see these vessels in UK waters.
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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008, 09:52:02 AM »

Yes, great pics. Thanks for showing us.
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2008, 11:51:52 AM »

Yes, great pics. Thanks for showing us.

My pleasure Colin
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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2008, 08:27:06 PM »

View of the ships as they proceeded down river.
I make it 23 sailing ships, 1 rib, 1 jetski, a frigate and that big ugly RFA Lyme Bay on the right
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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2008, 08:35:56 PM »



The guy in the yellow amphibious car got a real rollocking from the safety guys in attendance on BBC Newsnight North West tonight.  He apparently forced one RN vessel to change course in the river.

He says that he has in inshore skippers licence - it should be taken off him.

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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2008, 08:43:15 PM »

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inshore skippers licence

What's that? Never heard of it. The recognised qualifications are RYA Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper.

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2008, 09:03:46 PM »

I remember years ago when the battleship USS Iowa, 45,000 tons, visited Portsmouth. We'd been aboard a day or so before, hugely impressive, and returned to see her departure from one of the local harbour boats.

We were a few minutes from sailing time, tide just right, tugs secured fore and aft to assist her from the berth. All of a sudden, round her stern came a guy paddling a kayak! Unbelievable! An MoD launch closed in to have words and I reckon he probably broke the Olympic record getting clear.

The departure was spectacular with hundreds of small craft accompanying her out of the harbour. Probably the only chance I'll ever have of seeing a real live battleship in commission.

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2008, 09:24:26 PM »

Just a few more pictures
The Stavros S Niarchos

Cisne Branco

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2008, 10:04:08 PM »



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What's that? Never heard of it. The recognised qualifications are RYA Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper.

Hi Colin

It was the Coastal Skipper I think?  (Surely you don't expect a land lubber like me to know things like that)?

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2008, 10:07:34 PM »

Malc, the qualifications are voluntary. You don't need a licence to drive a "small craft" in the UK. "Small" actually meaning "quite big"!

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2008, 10:17:37 PM »



Hi Colin

I don't think it really matters if it's compulsory or not, big or not, bright yellow or not, if you force one of Her Majesty's warships to change course when in a relatively shallow river like the Mersey, you probably deserve to have your car crushed, propellers an all?

Just remembered the Navy Lark - "right hand down a bit" {-) {-)

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2008, 10:48:51 PM »

Quite right Malc. The golden rule is that if it's bigger then you then get out of the way!

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Re: Tall Ships at Liverpool
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2008, 01:18:48 PM »

Guys  thanks for posting the pictures just beautiful . love the one as they proceeded down river

what a site that must have been.  cheers

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