The British tall ship Lord Nelson may have had to bail out of the its international race but it will still feature in the Tall Ships Festival, Auckland City Harbour News, October 18.
A breakage in part of the 55-metre ship’s upper rigging forced the crew to retire from the international race in the Sydney to Auckland Tall Ships Regatta on October 16.
She set sail against six other tall ships, including Spirit of New Zealand, on October 10 in the first ever transTasman race. The damage is not expected to delay Lord Nelson’s arrival in Auckland where she will be open to the public during October 26 to 27 at Queens and Princes wharves. The ship is one of only two fully accessible tall ships in the world and is sailed by disabled and able-bodied crew.