15th February 2012, 10:50
The other day the Irene was mentioned and I thought members may like to view the story from todays Western Daily Press - link attached -


15th February 2012, 12:01
Good luck to them Neville - wouldn't mind crewing on that voyage.

A friend of mine crewed for his brother who organised a similar trip last summer from London to St Petersburg. They were carrying 'Imperial Stout' however, their vessel wasn't a period piece like Irene - they chartered the 60 foot THERMOPYLAE CLIPPER.

Have a look here ( and here ( (Pint)