The replica of Peter the Great’s first warship the frigate Shtandart, originally built in 1703 in St Petersburg, will once again be visiting Swanage Pier on Thursday 3rd September and the morning of Friday 4th September. The ship will be open to the public from 10.00 till 19.00 on 3rd Sept, and from 10:00 till 12:00 on the 4th. There will be the possibility of sailing with Shtandart from Swanage to Cowes on Friday afternoon (depart 13.00 hrs arrive 18.00 hrs). This opportunity is open to enthusiastic sailors who would like to experience sailing on an 18th century frigate. The number of places is limited to 12. Please apply on board Shtandart. At Cowes, Shtandart will be moored at Trinity Landing from 18.00 hrs on Friday evening and remain there for the duration of the Windsor Cup Sailing Regatta. She will then be returning to Poole Harbour until 8th September when she sets sail for Cherbourg.
In Poole, the BBC will be filming on board for a documentary about the Romanov Tsar Dynasty.
There will be a private cocktail party at Cowes on Saturday evening 5th September for members and invited guests of the Royal Yacht Squadron where Vladimir Martus the builder and Captain of the Shtandart will be announcing the launch of an exciting new venture – Cutty Sark 2 Sail Foundation – created to build a replica clipper ship based on the Cutty Sark. This project is looking for volunteers and information is available either on the Shtandart or at: www.new.cutty-sark.org
Reference to Journalists: For further information relating to attending at the cocktail party on Saturday 5th September 18.00-19.30 hrs where there will be a short presentation relating to the Cutty Sark 2 Sail Foundation or to book a passage from Swanage to Cowes, please contact: Vladimir Martus on +31 616211987 and on +44 (0)742 5848048 (after 1st September) or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org