Nelson Leader : November 14th 2013
NEWS THE NELSON LEADER, NOVEMBER 14, 2013 13 Big welcome planned for namesake See Lord Nelson sail in Saturday tall ship Lord Nelson as it enters the harbour on Saturday. The ship was built in 1986 and N is designed for able bodied and disabled crew. It is on its first visit to New Zealand. Welcome co-ordinator, Milo Colden of the TS Talisman Sea Cadets it is the first time Lord Nelson has visited the city of Nelson, and ‘‘it’s an amazing opportunity to connect with our namesake’’. ‘‘Admiral Lord Nelson was a huge naval hero and was one of the greatest seamen and leaders of all time. We have streets named after his ships, the battles he fought in and the officers who served after him so it’s a big connection for this city.’’ Boat owners are invited to join the mayors of Nelson and Tasman to form a flotilla that will meet the Lord Nelson at the North Cardinal mark off the Nelson Harbour entrance at 3pm on Saturday. Boats are asked to stay east of a elsonians are urged to get onto Rocks Rd and out on the water to welcome the Spectacular: The Lord Nelson in Sydney Harbour. line from the Cardinal Mark to the channel entrance, and not to navigate through the channel as it enters. Vessels are asked to monitor VHF ch16, and work on ch06. For landlubbbers, Rocks Rd, Sunderland Memorial Pier, or Wakefield Quay from about 3.15pm will offer good vantage points. The Lord Nelson is expected to enter the harbour under engine. It will berth at Port Nelson’s coastal berth, but will not hold an open day due to crew changes and work projects. There are still berths available from Nelson to Auckland (November 18 to 27), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Paul Kennerley on 09 522 4515.
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