The square rigged sail training ship “Stavros S Niarchos” – bound for Cardiff – and the sand dredger Welsh Piper saluted each other as they passed on passage off Penarth late yesterday.
The brig-rigged tall ship Stavros S Niarchos was o making one of her twice-yearly regular calls at Cardiff .
The two-masted ship is operated by a the Tall Ships Youth Trust and caters for all ages – including mature people who want to experience a voyage under sail and provides young people with the opportunity to undertake “character-building” voyages under sail.
She also provides holidays afloat for a more mature clientele. The ship is 195 feet long and has a crew of complement of 67 on board 48 of whom are trainees or guests.
The ship will be open to the public at Britannia Quay in Cardiff Docks ( you can get there from Cardiff Bay Mermaid Quay) on Sunday May 21st from 11:00-16:00 . Entry is free.