Welcome aboard: Deck hand Matt Maples, centre, welcomes Torian Morrisey and Demian Tucker aboard the Europa.
Welcome aboard: Deck hand Matt Maples, centre, welcomes Torian Morrisey and Demian Tucker aboard the Europa.
Two Bermudians have begun a trip of a lifetime aboard the tall ship Europa.
On Monday marine and Ports Services senior ferry pilot, Demian Tucker and junior engine driver, Torian Morrisey set sail on a 25-day journey to Toronto Canada via St. Lawrence river for the Great Lakes United Tall Ships ­Challenge 2010.
The opportunity for Tucker and Morrisey to join the ship as sail trainees was arranged by Sail Training Association Bermuda. 
John Wadson, Chairman of Sail Training Association Bermuda said: “Barque Europa is one of the best friends to Bermuda. She was here last year for the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009 and she is the first ship from that fleet to come back and pay us a proper visit.  The Kruzenshtern sailed past the ­island several weeks ago but she didn’t come right in.”  
Mr. Wadson pointed out that Sail Training Association Bermuda is offering sail training adventures to other young Bermudians this summer in the Great Lakes and in Europe. “This is a truly unique opportunity for young Bermudians to travel and anyone who is interested in sail training can.”
Captain Robert Vos of barque Europa added: “We love Bermuda because it is a convenient harbour that offers a friendly approach with not too many formalities.  I wish we were taking more young Bermudians on this voyage.” 
For more information visit: www.tallships

Two Bermudians have begun a trip of a lifetime aboard the tall ship Europa.

On Monday marine and Ports Services senior ferry pilot, Demian Tucker and junior engine driver, Torian Morrisey set sail on a 25-day journey to Toronto Canada via St. Lawrence river for the Great Lakes United Tall Ships ­Challenge 2010.

The opportunity for Tucker and Morrisey to join the ship as sail trainees was arranged by Sail Training Association Bermuda.

John Wadson, Chairman of Sail Training Association Bermuda said: “Barque Europa is one of the best friends to Bermuda. She was here last year for the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009 and she is the first ship from that fleet to come back and pay us a proper visit.  The Kruzenshtern sailed past the ­island several weeks ago but she didn’t come right in.” 

Mr. Wadson pointed out that Sail Training Association Bermuda is offering sail training adventures to other young Bermudians this summer in the Great Lakes and in Europe. “This is a truly unique opportunity for young Bermudians to travel and anyone who is interested in sail training can.”

Captain Robert Vos of barque Europa added: “We love Bermuda because it is a convenient harbour that offers a friendly approach with not too many formalities.  I wish we were taking more young Bermudians on this voyage.”

For more information visit: www.tallshipsbermuda.com