Sailing And Tall Ships
A Few Words of Introduction
Hello! I have a lot of Sentimental interest in Tall Ships and Sailboats in general. In my youth,
I went to a Tall Ship show in Philadelphia. I was able to directly board quite a few of these fine
old sailing ships. I loved looking them over! The view of all those rigging lines and large masts
and spars as I toured the dockside rows of tall ships was one I'll never forget!! I hope you enjoy
the sites linked below, which cover comprehensively the subjects of tall ships and sailboats!
Sailing has often been a pleasure that my Father and I shared as a "sport in common" as I grew up.
We would go on many an outing where we would take his sailboat out for a "cruise" with only the
wind to power his craft. Sometimes on longer trips, we would bring our families. Sailing is a wonderful
experience on water: It is very quiet, relaxing and invigorating! It is the natural way to cross a body
of water! It takes a little cunning and skill to maneuver sails and rigging when the wind you have to
work with does not promote a direct wind driven course of direction. Once the sail plan has been
successfully carried out, you are underway to your destination! And that's no "Jibe". :-)
Because of my Dad's love for sailing, and his great interest and devotion in seeing to it that I had
many opportunities to learn and practice sailing, I have dedicated this Web Site to my Dad! :-)
Over the years, my Dad has owned and sailed some neat
sailboats! The types we had were:
Lightning, Columbia34, Boston Whaler, and the below pictured fantastic sailboat-yacht.
"Lady Alice", my Dad's absolute favorite sailboats, was a 41' Islander ketch-rigged sailboat.
We sailed her mostly over the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It was fittingly named after my
Dads's wife Alice, (my mom) who is very definitively a Great Lady :-) The boat was sold to a
happy sailor, and certainly must be active somewhere, gracing each body of water -lake or ocean-
through which it navigates! Here's a sampling of my family's "Good Times on Water"!
The Lady Alice:
Tall Ship and Maritime Links
Fleet Week 2002 in NY: Navy Site
Military Com site
OP Sail 2k Stats
Tall Ships Aerial Photos
Schooner Man's Constitution Links
Old Ironsides /US Constitution Navy Site
Tall Ships FAQ
Toshiba Tall Ships Festival
R. Tucker Thompson sailing ship
Tall Ships Show in Delaware
International Sail Training Association Home Page
American Sail Training Association
Traditional and all Ship International Magazine
The Pilgrim II Project Pics!
Soren Larsen Tall Ship Global Adventure
Red Witch: A Port Clinton Based 77 ft Gaff Topsail Schooner
Mark Rosenstein's Sailing Page-Tons of Links!
Speed & Temperature Nautical Conversion Tables
Buying a Boat or Yacht
Coast Guard Related WebSites
NOAA Radio Wireless Weather Linkups
Coastal Tide, Time, & Level Tables
Synchronize Your Time The Navy Way
Class Afloat! The Concordia
Sail 200 Page: 200th Birthday of Constitution
Gotta Communicate Somehow: Winterbourne Semaphore!
Mariner Museum in Newport News
Journey To Remember: Ocean Friends
A Pretty Sight In Racing!
Tall Ship and Sail Plan Terminology
H.M.S Rose Rigging Details
Ships History and Links
Bluenose II: a famous Nova Scotia Schooner
Where are the Tall Ships? Check out:
Tall Ship News Wire
The Biggest Sailing Ship in the World:
"Royal Clipper" 439 ft long, 5 masts 197 FT high! 42 sails, 54000 SQ Ft of sail!
Pulitzer Prize Web Journalism
Cardboard Regatta :)
The Log Of The Picton Castle
Follow the deep-ocean voyaging and training ship, Picton Castle, during
circumnavigation of the globe.
The Barque Picton Castle's Return!
(Posted with express permission from the Picton Castle Director of Information)
The Picton Castle seen in the Nationl Geographic Adventure Magazine
article for Summer 1999: "500 Days before the Mast"
Some Ship Rigging Information from my 1911 Copy of "Two Years Before the Mast"
Get a FREE download of "Two Years Before the
by Richard Henry Dana, 1840:
Read it here, too!
John's "Mother of Maritime Links" site
A favorite picture: U.S. President JFK, sailor, from Hugh Sidey's Presidential Time Portraits!
A Brief History
America's Cup Museum
Special Sailing Project
Baking Muffins as they Circumnavigate the globe!!
Check out The Sea Muffin Project