Christian Radich


Christian Radich is owned and run by the Christian Radich Sail Training Foundation whose first ship was Christiania, which sailed as a training ship from 1881 to 1901. It was then Statsraad Erichsen from 1901 to 1936, which was replaced by the current Christian Radich.

She is named after her benefactor, a lumber dealer with a fascination for life at sea who died in 1889 and left sufficient money to start building a new training ship in Oslo. However, the construction did not commence until 1936 and Christian Radich was launched a year later, sailing since then as a training ship for the merchant navy.

Class: A
Flag: Norway
L.O.A. 62m
Rig: Fully rigged ship
Year Built: 1937
Home Port: Oslo, Norway
Entered By: Stiftelsen Skoleskipet
Christian Radich

After two years of preparations involving an estimated 13,760 hours of voluntary effort, Waterford successfully hosted The Tall Ships Races 2011 from June 30-July 3.
It’s estimated that 500,000 people enjoyed the spectacle in the city and along the Suir Estuary. To all those individuals and organisations that made this huge international event possible and to the people of Waterford who embraced the occasion brilliantly – thank you. To those who visited Waterford, we look forward to welcoming you back soon and invite you to visit to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in Ireland’s oldest city. To the sail training family at the heart of The Tall Ships Races, we look forward to your return!

Here we showcase a small selection of Dylan Vaughan’s photography from four magical days.