Rig­ging prob­lems

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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