Tall ship was a welcome visitor to port

Sea Cadet training ship TS Royalist sailing into Shoreham Port
Sea Cadet training ship TS Royalist sailing into Shoreham Port

A cadet training ship visited Shoreham Port last week.

TS Royalist sailed into port on Tuesday from Cowes, having firsted visit in 2014 when she was docked in the dry dock to have her propeller changed.

TS Royalist’s voyage lasted for six nights and conclude dat Portsmouth on Friday.

The purpose of the voyage was to give Sea Cadets a taste of life at sea and offers the challenge of handling sails.

The current voyage includes 14 boys and 10 girls from cadet units across the UK.

Captain Colin Watkins from TS Royalist said: “Shoreham Port was the ideal place for us to call into for the night.

“Our crew navigated the lock well and we are extremely grateful to the team at Shoreham for their friendly welcome and their assistance during our stay, especially with the testing weather conditions.

“Our cadets have enjoyed exploring Shoreham and the surrounding areas and will most likely have stocked up with some sweet treats before we set sail tonight.”

Julian Seaman, Harbour Master and director of marine operations at Shoreham Port, said: “It has been a pleasure to host TS Royalist. It is always nice to see a tall ship in the harbour and our staff and stakeholders have thoroughly enjoyed taking photographs and watching her sail in. It is great that the sea cadets have this fantastic opportunity to learn to sail on-board such a magnificent vessel.”

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