Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Asgard II and Eye of the Wind

Brigantines Asgard II of the Irish Sail Training Association and Eye of the Wind based in England shown here at the start of the Tall Ships 2000 race from Cadiz to Bermuda.

Asgard II was commisioned in 1981 as a youth sail training vessel. Eye of the Wind was built in 1911 for the lucrative South American hide trade and later carried cargo in the Baltic and North seas and fished for herring off Iceland. She was restored in 1974-75 and set off on a circumnavigation which took nearly three years.

Youth from Ireland should link here to learn about sailng on the Asgard II and all are welcome on the Eye of the Wind.

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