The Tall Ships' Races are held every summer all over the world. Each year between 70 and 100 vessels from 15-20 countries, crewed by some 5-6,000 people from over 30 countries worldwide, take part in this unique event that combines four days of activities in each port with racing or cruising-in-company between ports.

During the race series the crews get the chance to gain experience by sailing with their contemporaries from other countries while facing the physical and emotional challenges that only the ocean can provide.


This year "Father Murphy" will join this Regatta. If you want to be a part of this amazing event then this is your chance. You will get a real sail training! But also for the sailors with a lot of experience this cannot be missed.

You will join a programme of instruction in sail handling, navigation, passage making, safety at sea and ship management. But the purpose goes far beyond this. Everybody will learn a lot about themselves, discover hidden strengths and talents and understand the value of working as a team. You will learn all the aspects of education at sea.

So if you have the time, the guts and the right attitude between the 15th of June and the 15th of August... then don't hesitate! Subscribe and get a real Sail experience!

Race Date Rate (euro)*

From Turkey to Alicante

Two weeks tour

Fri 15 June – Sat 30 June       700

Alicante - Barcelona (Spain)

One week tour

Wed 4 July - Sat 7 July             350

Barcelona - Toulon


Cruise in company

One week tour

Thu 12 July - Sun 15 July        350

Toulon - Genoa


Race 2 - One week tour

Sat 21 July - Tue 24 July       350

Genoa    (Italy)

arrival to final

Sat 28 July - Tue 31 July    

From Genoa to Turkey

Two weeks tour

Wed 1 Aug - Wed 15 Aug      700

* Flightticket, food & beverages are excluded        

About Father Murphy

Father Murphy was originally built Gdynska Shipyards Poland in 1968. She was constructed and certified under nurse veritas as a deep sea fishing trawler, which she successfully operated as for 25 years.


In October 2000 her present owner purchased the vessel. The next 3 years - after extensive renovation & redesign -  Father Murphy is as she is today a beautiful traditional Topsail schooner.  

She is a comfortable and safe ocean going vessel offering 17 berths in 5 triple cabins and 1 master stateroom.
Large & spacious saloon with bar & fully equipped galley.


Technical Data
Flag : Ireland
LOD : 27.5 m
Beam : 7 m
LOA : 36 m
Full Automatic CO2 Fire Extinguishent System
Engine : Kelvin 8 CYL in Line / 31.5 LTR / 415 HP
Generation : 1x 220V/3.6KW & 1x380V/15KW
Fuel : 11.000 Ltr
Fresh water : 4500 Ltr
Black water : 3,500 Ltr
Hydraulic Anchor Winch
24 MM Chain 100 M
250 kg Anchor

Jet ski, Ringo, Fishing equipment, Snorkeling,
3.5 m dory dinghy with 8 HP outboard motor

The Ship

High performance motor sailor constructed in 8 mm steel under Nurse Varitas. Port: Fethiye.

Year of construction: June 1968, re-built and completed 2000 - 2003

5 triple cabins, plus 1 master stateroom all en.suite.
Fully equipped galley, 10 Sun beds, Windsurfer, Fishing equipment

Next year Father Murphy will join the Tall Ship Race in Turkey !


For more information you can contact Germaine.


Call or sms:         0090 53 83 678 999












The challenging route

Come and see the mighty Tall Ships

Father Murphy under sail

Under the blue skies

Sailplan of Father Murphy

All hands on deck!!!

Not for cowards