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WELCOME TRIP HOME FOR CAPTAIN OF SUPER YACHT 02 Jul 2014

Sovereign, the first super yacht to visit the Port of Tyne, provides a welcome trip home for its Captain Dale Smith.

 

Dale, originally from Elswick Newcastle was brought up in Sunderland before embarking on a career in Yachting in 1991.

"Sailing Sovereign in to the Port of Tyne was wonderful," said Dale "I have a great affection for the River, having studied as a marine engineer at South Shields College. It's very special to be spending a little time here to revisit my roots and see how much the river has changed."

The 55m long Sovereign currently berthed at Newcastle City Marina is expected to sail around 9am on Sunday 6th July.
Whilst in Port its crew and passengers are looking forward to exploring North East England.

"Although some of the sights have changed, I have been able to recommend my personal favourites such as the South Shields Beaches, Northumberland and of course Newcastle City Centre.

"The North East has so much to offer, and being able to berth right in the heart of Newcastle's Quayside is an added bonus, I would like to think more yacht owners will take the opportunity to visit this wonderful region," adds Dale.

The privately owned yacht is visiting the area as part of a trip around Scandinavia, Britain and the Baltics.

Keen ship spotters and photographers are reminded to enter their photos of the spectacular yacht in to the Port of Tyne Reflect photo and film competition.

 

For further information please contact:

Lisa Donohoe, Public Relations Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 191 455 2671 Mobile: +44 (0)79123 90777

E: lisa.donohoe@portoftyne.co.uk Twitter: @Port_of_Tyne

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