Monday 26 June 2017
Such a stirring sight off Sunderland’s coast at Hendon!
This vessel, which had dropped anchor a short distance offshore, is the ‘Stavros S Niarchos’, a British brig-rigged tall ship, owned and operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT) and it’s exciting to think that there will be a good few more sights like this next year when the Tall Ships arrive on Wearside.
This particular tall ship provides young people with the opportunity to undertake voyages as character-building exercises, although it seems, she’s up for sail. The TSYT are looking to concentrate on smaller vessels as sailing ships of this size prove very costly to operate.