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Video: Tall ship Minerva sets sail from Great Yarmouth

10:08 05 September 2014

Minvera sets sail out of Great Yarmouth

Minvera sets sail out of Great Yarmouth

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A star of Great Yarmouth’s Maritime Festival set sail from the town this morning on a VIP voyage.

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Dutch three-masted schooner, the tall ship Minerva will star at the 15th Great Yarmouth Maritime FestivalDutch three-masted schooner, the tall ship Minerva will star at the 15th Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

A group of specially invited guests, including the festival’s sponsors and Great Yarmouth Mayor Marlene Fairhead, were welcomed on board the tall ship Minerva for an early morning trip out to sea.

Her huge sails were hoisted by the crew before she floated out into open water.

The Minerva, built in 1935 in Germany as a steel sailing cargo vessel, is one of the main attractions at this year’s Maritime Festival which kicks off tomorrow.

Preparations for the nautical extravaganza have been ongoing throughout the week, with South Quay closed off to cars to allow tents and marquees to go up.

For more information about the festival and what’s on, visit www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/maritime-festival/

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2 comments

  • Sounds like jealousy because you clearly hold no importance in the town. If people are invited on the trip, because of their position, or that they are sponsors, why shouldn't they go? It doesn't harm you, or cost you anything, so stop whining yet again.

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    Tea&Biscuits

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • "A group of specially invited guests, including town dignitaries, were welcomed on board the tall ship Minerva for an early morning trip out to sea." No surprises there then from the "freeby" community. Lets have the names of these freeloaders then EDP ?

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    "V"

    Friday, September 5, 2014

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