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Owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, LORD NELSON, named after the famous British Admiral is the first of their two vessels, both of which are the only tall ships in the world that have been purpose designed and built to enable able-bodied and physically disabled people to sail side by side and share the adventure […]
The sailing vessel BRABANDER which belongs to Klaipeda University was bought from Netherlands in November 2006. The name of the boat has not been changed. S/v BRABANDER is being used for the purposes of student’s training, marine research and tourism. The crew of the boat consists of students, sea cadets and yachts men. S/v BRABANDER […]
Gratia was built in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in 1900. She was originally built as a private yacht and has had several owners and names such as Cinderella. Gratia was donated by the Stiftelsen Svenska Kryssarklubbens Segarskola (the Swedish Sail Training Foundation) by a ship owner Einar Hansson in 1964. Gratia has since […]
Caroline was built in 1885 in Kristiansand at Sterkoder yard, by the famous boatbuilder John Borve. Originally named Trine, she was built as a sailing cargo vessel, mostly used to buy stockfish in Lofoten, northern Norway, sailed to Bergen or Kristiansand to sell the fish, returning with general cargo. The first engine was installed […]
Alba Venturer was designed and built by Oyster Marine Ltd in 1998 and launched in 1999. She has a standard Oyster 70 hull, but is fitted to the Ocean Youth Trust’s specifications for sail training and sails mainly around the west coast of Scotland.
Having begun life as a cargo ship transporting sugar from the West Indies as well as cocoa and coffee from Brazil and French Guiana to Nantes in France, the tall ship Belem is now over 120 years old, with a history that also includes becoming a private yacht for Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster […]
The James Cook is named after Captain James Cook, RN, FRS, probably one of the greatest sailors, explorers and navigators ever to go to sea, and our boat spends much of her time sailing the North Sea waters where the young Cook learned his sailing skills. A regular in The Tall and Small Ships’ Races […]
Stina Mari is an 18 ton gaff rigged vessel which was built in 1987 in Hardanger, Norway. Although the hull is slightly modified compared to the original drawings from 1902, the overall hull design is based on a cruiser design by the famous and legendary Norwegian designer of sail rescue and pilot vessels, Mr. Colin […]
The Discovery Sailing Project is the offshore sailing arm of the Docklands Scout Project (DSP). The project was founded in 1971 by the Discovery Committee who ran courses for Scouts and Guides on the RRS Discovery, Captain Scott’s polar exploration ship, when she was moored on the Victoria Embankment in central London. RRS Discovery has […]
Duet is a wooden gaff rigged yawl. She was built on the River Itchen, Southampton in 1912 and originally called Gaviota. A famous explorer Augustine Courtauld bought her in the 1930’s and renamed her Duet. When he died in 1959, ownership of Duet passed to Augustines son, the Revd Christopher Courtauld who together with Christopher […]
The Tall Ships Challenger Fleet yachts are 22 metre (72 foot) steel hulls built in 2000 and designed to race around the world ‘’the wrong way’’ (against prevailing wind and tide), so are exceptionally strong and seaworthy. There are four yachts in the Challenger fleet and they are operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust. […]
The Alexa is a type of a Danish Haikutter. This particular hull shape was built around 1900 to 1940 in Denmark with over 9,000 pieces. She belongs with the year of construction 1938 rather to the last representatives of this kind and is solid boatbuilding work: On the continuous beech keel one put oak frames, […]
The designer, John Alden, had made his name as a builder of elite racing schooners that retained all their beauty and style while constantly winning the premier ocean races of the time. When and If was a new idea: a yacht which would maintain all her classic beauty and hold her own in recreational racing […]
“SANTA MARIA MANUELA” (SMM) is a four masted gaff schooner initially launched in 1937, built by Companhia Uniao Fabril, in Lisbon. She began operating in cod fishing being one of the most beautiful vessels of the so famous Portuguese White Fleet. In 1993, due to obsolescence, she was abated to the fishing fleet, being partially […]
Black Diamond of Durham was commissioned in 1972 for her original owner, Lt Cdr Lewis RN, who fitted her out to his own specification and raced her on the south coast. In the early 1990’s, Black Diamond was purchased by the Faramir Trust who stripped and refitted her for sail training. She was used in […]
Originally TECLA was built in Vlaardingen, in the south of Holland, as a fishing boat for herrings. Launched under the name of Graaf van Limburg Stirum she fished the Doggersbank for over 10 years. As the fishing fleet shrunk she was sold to Denmark to become a freighter under the name of TECLA. She returned […]