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History is made in Wexford

19 August 2005

Ruth made a historic entry into Wexford harbour this year being the first traditional ship in for 11 years and the first to carry fare paying passengers in 86 years! The reason for this being Wexford's notoriously difficult coastline - shifting sand bars and a very shallow channel meant a tricky entry for most ships. However, Ruth only having a draught of 2.2m we slipped over the Wexford sand bar and into a fantastic reception from the Wexford people.

A flotilla of about 20 boats including the lifeboat, escorted the Ruth into the harbour and into the Thomas Moore pub where a room had kindly been set aside for the crew. Sea legs were still in full effect at the point as the wind had been gusting force 8 on the journey up the Irish sea!

Over the period of a week Ruth and her crew were presented with gifts from the Mayor of Wexford and the ship was open to the public, organised brilliantly by the Wexford Friends of the Tall Ships.

Ruth is planning to be back in Wexford in October for the Opera Festival if the weather permits us to sail the Irish Sea.

Special thanks to the Murphy family for all they did that week.

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12 Mar 13 Drogheda Fringe and Tall Ships Festival
01 Jan 13 Ruth's New Colours
02 Dec 09 2010 Sailing Season
01 Dec 09 Refit Newlyn Slip
30 May 08 Dublin Docklands Maritime Festival
29 Apr 08 BINIC Cod Festival
24 Mar 08 RYA Training Centre
28 Oct 07 Gloucester Tall Ships Festival
14 Jul 07 Warm Wexford Welcome
02 Jul 07 Sea Cadets Trip
19 May 07 Breton Corporate Entertainment
17 May 07 Binic La Morue en Fete
04 May 07 World Gig Championships 2007
24 Jan 07 Looking For Adventure?
14 Sep 06 Coast Magazine
19 Aug 06 Wildlife
05 Aug 06 Wedding Party
29 Jul 06 Bristol Harbour Festival
01 Jul 06 Belfast Festival
28 Apr 06 World Gig Championships 2006
26 Apr 06 Sea Trials for 2006 Season
05 Apr 06 Penzance's Little Tall Ship - Out on Newlyn Slip
22 Feb 06 BBC Video Nation
23 Oct 05 Trafalgar Day 2005, Penzance
26 Sep 05 New Sails for Ruth
12 Sep 05 Training with Portland Coastguard
08 Sep 05 Warm Weymouth Welcome
19 Aug 05 History is made in Wexford
12 Aug 05 Cornish Coastal
04 Aug 05 Paimpols 'Chant du Marin' Festival
04 Jul 05 Tall Tales on Tall Ships
01 Jul 05 Ruth goes wild!
17 Jun 05 Cultural Cargo
10 Jun 05 Mersey River Festival
05 May 05 Sharon joins First Rate Sail