TS Royalist is a Tall Ship, built in 2015 by Astilleros Gondan, designed by Acubens as a brig and is now the Flagship of the Sea Cadets, Named by the Princess Royal, she boards up to 24 Cadets ans 10 staff, typically on 6-day "missions". She is currently bound for Plymouth. Her identification details are : IMO = 9717369, MMSI = 235107983, length = 32m, beam = 8m, draught = 3m, Call Sign = 2HZW6
Around 4:20pm yesterday (27th) she pulled into Weymouth Harbour and began to manoeuvre into her mooring position - directly behind Aaran Guesthouse, about 10m from our back door. She is a frequent visitor to Weymouth and we look forward to her next visit. Because of Royalist's size and draught, she normally moors in the middle Harbour, right behind us. Apart from Tall Ships and Navy vessels, we also see trawlers and special purpose ships from time to time. It is always worth a stroll around the Harbourside, if only to pop into a pub or restaurant, to watch the water and relax.