Barrow Town Quay (next to Morrisons) welcomed the tall ship Pelican of London over last weekend 5th – 8th August, when it arrived with six youngsters and their mentor from the area on board and left again at 4.30 on Monday morning for a five day voyage, to arrive in Dublin on Friday 12th. The Tall Ship the La Malouine, was also there.
The Pelican welcomed over 2,500 people for deck visits throughout Saturday and Sunday, and well over 8,000 attended the weekend’s activities, which included fun and games for visiting children, music, and a chance to meet the local police, sea cadets and air cadets.
Seas Your Future wishes to thank the organisers for all their hard work, and especially Associated British Ports Barrow and the local Rotary Clubs, and the funders and sponsors of the weekend’s activities.
Seas Your Future CEO Adrian Ragbourne said: “What a super, full and very busy weekend it was! Thank you so much to the people of Barrow for your really warm welcome and for coming to see us and meet with our crew and your youngsters who are sailing with us this week. This was our first time sailing into Barrow and it certainly will not be our last, because we are looking forward to annual visits offering sail training voyages to youngsters from the area.
We are extremely grateful to several funders who have met the costs to enable these youngsters to sail with us:
We still have a small number of places available for youngsters from the area on two longer voyages, from 25th August to 8th September starting and finishing in Dublin, and from 11th to 23rd September from Dublin to Amsterdam. The costs of these voyages have been paid for by the sponsors and funders above, so only the costs of travel to and from the ship would have to be found. Please make contact with my colleague Simon Thorrington – firstname.lastname@example.org - if you want to know more about these”.