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Prince William tall ship visits Wilmington


WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A tall ship named after a British prince is docked in Wilmington.

The Prince William will dock in the port city before heading to Norfolk, Virginia, on Thursday.

It's 195 feet long with two masts and has sails that could cover eight tennis courts.

The ship is participating in the Tall Ships Challenge, a series of races and festivals from Charleston, South Carolina to Nova Scotia, Canada.

The ship had to drop out of the first leg of the race after reaching Charleston because of contrary winds.

A British organization, The Tall Ships Youth Trust, owns the ship. The group takes young people on sea voyages and teaches them about sailing.

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