Tall ship stops in Bermuda

  • Tall ship Gulden Leeuw  moored on Front Street (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Tall ship Gulden Leeuw moored on Front Street (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Crew members Nate Engel and Jessie Wiegel repair the torn main stay sail that suffered heavy damage in Cuba on route to Bermuda (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Crew members Nate Engel and Jessie Wiegel repair the torn main stay sail that suffered heavy damage in Cuba on route to Bermuda (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)


A Holland-based tall ship for students, the Gulden Leeuw,, has called on Bermuda for the week.

The three-masted topsail schooner, whose name means “Golden Lion”, has more than 60 trainees on board and 20 staff, and is expected to head on tomorrow.

Ilya Cherapau, manager of the Bermuda Sailors Home, said the stop on the island gave students a chance to meet parents and enjoy some shore time.

He added: “The home offers rest and recreation for seafarers — often all they need is a quiet place to check wi-fi and relax.”

The ship, which sails all over the world, arrived in Bermuda last weekend on its way north from the Caribbean.

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Published Mar 1, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Mar 1, 2019 at 12:17 am)

Tall ship stops in Bermuda

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