Torbay Life

Monday, May 08, 2006

Tall Ships in Torbay

This summer the Tall Ships Race returns to Torbay to commemorate it's fiftieth anniversary, Torbay having been part of the route of the original race. The race itself was to have marked the final word of the age of sail, but it instead marked the beginning of a new chapter with the building of new ships specifically for sail training such as the Jubilee Sailing Trust's The Lord Nelson and Tenacious both built specifically with the needs of mixed ability crews in mind. Tenacious being the largest wooden tall ship of her kind to be built in the UK in the last 100 years. There will be ships from around the globe and also natives to Torbay such as Leader and Provident that I photographed last week while they where tied up in Torquay Marina.