Tall ship pays brief visit to Ipswich

A group of young people are getting a taste of life at sea on board a tall ship docked at Ipswich quay today.

The Stavros S Niarchos sailed to Ipswich in gale force winds on Saturday night, and has been docked here since then.

But anyone wishing to catch a glimpse of the tall ship’s majestic beauty had better be quick - the ship will depart from the quay at 1.45pm today and sail towards London in time for a reception tomorrow night.

Nearly 50 youngsters on board, who are from the UK and Greece, have been manning the deck, helping out in the galley and climbing the 140ft rigging.

See tomorrow’s paper for the full story and fantastic pictures

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