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A tall ship is a large traditionally rigged sailing vessel. Popular modern tall ship rigs include topsail schooners, brigantines, brigs and barques. USCG Eagle; public domain. ... USCG Eagle; public domain. ... The USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) (ex-Horst Wessel) is a 295 barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Two-masted fishing schooner A schooner (IPA: ) is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts. ... Description In sailing, a brigantine is a vessel with two masts, at least one of which is square rigged. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Brigantine. ... A barc is a type of sailing vessel. ...


Traditional rigging may include square rigs and gaff rigs, with separate topmasts and topsails. It is generally more complex than modern rigging, which utilizes newer materials such as aluminum and steel to construct taller, lightweight masts with fewer, more versatile sails. Main-mast of a square-rigged ship, with all square sails set except the course. ... Gaff rig is a sailing rig in which the mainsail is a four-cornered fore-and-aft rigged sail controlled at its head by a spar called the gaff. ... mizzen mast, mainmast and foremast Grand Turk The mast of a sailing ship is a tall vertical pole which supports the sails. ... A topsail is a sail set above another sail; on square-rigged vessels further sails may be set above topsails. ... Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance, due to a thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ...


The term tall ship has come into widespread use in the mid-20th century with the advent of The Tall Ships' Races. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Tall Ships Races, formerly known as the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races, are long-distance races for sailing ships. ...


While Sail Training International (STI) has extended the definition of tall ship for the purpose of its races to embrace any sailing vessel with more than 30 ft. (9.14 m) waterline length and on which at least half the people on board are aged 15 to 25, this definition can include many modern sailing yachts, so for the purposes of this article, tall ship will refer to those vessels rated as class "B" or above (Fore and aft rigged vessels between 100 to 160 feet in length, and all square rigged vessels). The Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race is a long-distance race for sailing ships. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A fore-and-aft rig is a sailing rig consisting mainly of sails that are set along the line of the keel rather than perpendicular to it. ...

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Founded on April 3, 1973, the American Sail Training Association (ASTA) is currently the largest sail training association in the world and a founding member of Sail Training International. ... The Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race is a long-distance race for sailing ships. ... Lord Nelson front, Tenacious background. ... From its modern interpretations to its antecedents when maritime nations would send young naval officer candidates to sea (e. ... The Tall Ships Challenge is an annual event organized by the American Sail Training Association alternating in a three year cycle between the Great Lakes, the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts of North America. ... Tall Ships Races, formerly known as the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races, are long-distance races for sailing ships. ... Tall Ships Youth Trust is a sail training organisation in the United Kingdom which owns and operate two tall ships, the Prince William and the Stavros S Niarchos. ...

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Further reading

  • American Sail Training Association; Sail Tall Ships! (American Sail Training Association; 16th edition, 2005 ISBN 0-9636483-9-X)
  • Thad Koza; Tall Ships: A Fleet for the 21st Century (Tide-Mark Press; 3rd edition, 2002; ISBN 1-55949-739-4)

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Tall ship is an informal collective term for some kinds of sailing ships.
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