16th April 2008, 23:22
Does anyone know of the whereabouts of the schooner, "Return of Marco Polo"? She used to operate out of Hull and was owned by a Tvind school, which was a Danish outfit looking after children with emotional and behavioural problems. I sailed on her in 1997 with Alan Gaye as master, Paul Kersey as Mate and myself as second mate. We took part in the tall ships race and won the wooden spoon into Trondheim from Aberdeen after having been becalmed near an oilrig for a day and a half and breaking down when we decided to retire and motor in. When the school closed I understand the ship was returned to Denmark, but I would like to know what has happened to her since.