World's smallest Tall Ship at Southampton Boat Show
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- Published on Friday, 07 September 2012 09:48
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T.S. BOB ALLEN—the world's smallest tall ship—will be a featured vessel for the first three days of the PSP Southampton Boat Show.
UK charity the Little Brig Sailing Trust are pleased to announce that their 30 foot brig BOB ALLEN will be at the show for three days—Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September.
BOB ALLEN is one of two identical brigs specially designed and built to take young sailors aged ten years and older for their first trip on a tall ship. Both vessels are normally based in Cowes, are members of ASTO and have taken part in the Small Ships Race every year since 2007.
BOB is 30 foot long, has 100 ropes, 10 sails and takes five new sailors on short trips under the guidance of a Captain and a Deckhand.
BOB will be on berth M 540. Each day—weather permitting—she will be part of a sail past of featured vessels at 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.
Little Brig Trustee Max Mudie said:
"We love showing off our brigs. The great thing about the Boat Show is we get to do a sail past every afternoon so people will actually get to see a tall ship under sail: that's why our little tall ships are so brilliant"