Posts Tagged ‘Tall Ships’

Tall Ship Tenacity of Bolton sailing in to Whitehaven Marina in 2015

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015


The Tall Ships Youth Trust has been gifted a 16 metre Ketch by Bolton School. Tenacity of Bolton, built in 2007, provides the perfect sail training environment for young people. This is a fantastic opportunity for the Trust to grow its fleet and to expand its sail training offerings.

With this in mind, the Tall Ships Youth Trust has decided to operate the Tenacity of Bolton out of the North West with Whitehaven Marina as her base. This opens up wonderful cruising grounds around Scotland, the Isle of Man, Ireland and North Wales as well as making sail training with the Trust more accessible to young people and groups in the area.

Tenacity of Bolton: Arriving in Whitehaven in Spring

Tim Law, Marketing and Operations Director commented “We are really looking forward to being up in Whitehaven. The marina offers fantastic facilities and the surrounding area opens up new waters for our sail training crews to explore. Having a new voyage programme for Tenacity of Bolton and the North West makes 2015 an exciting year for Tall Ships.”

The Tall Ships Adventures summer 2015 programme has just launched. Highlights include the Caribbean, the Biscay Challenge, the Fastnet and the Arc. Although focused on young people between the ages of 12-25, the Trust also offers exciting adult voyages for anyone up to the age of 80.

To find out more contact Tall Ships Adventures on 023 9283 2055 or visit

For further information and images or to enquire about joining a voyage as a journalist please contact:

Kelly Hughes, Tall Ships Youth Trust PR and Events Officer
Tel: 023 9283 2055, Email:

© Tall Ships Youth Trust 2014

Whitehaven Festival Programme

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The Whitehaven Festival is back for another year – and bigger and better again!  Join us for the 21st – 23rd June 2013.

Sponsored in the main by Nuclear Management Partners, Britain’s Energy Coast, The Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners, Copeland Council and Richardson’s Fine Wines, the festival is a mix of live music, street theatre, visiting ships, air displays and markets all in and around Whitehaven Harbour.

The Festival Arena is an intimate ticketed area for live music – this year hosting McFly, Slade, Bay City Rollers and other big names!  Make sure you visit the festival website to keep up to date with who’s playing when!

Celebrity Chef Demonstrations

Celebrity Chef Demonstrations

Another big feature is the Celebrity Chef area hosted by Jean Christophe Novelli and guests.  This year there is over 150 food stalls in the Continental Food Market as well as cookery demonstrations, tasting and much more!

In addition the Red Arrows will be flying again, a fleet of tall ships will be in the marina, there will be fireworks – plenty of everyone for a whole weekend!

The Festival Fireworks

If you wish to book a berth for the weekend contact us today – our festival berthing prices are available here.