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How to Sail a Full-Rigged Ship, Part 1

So you want to learn to sail a square-rigger? Here is one of the best visual explanations of the basics that I have come across, courtesy of the full-rigged ship Sørlandet.  Part 1 looks at the sails & rigging. How to sail a … Continue reading

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Down-Rigging HMS Victory

Recent surveys have indicated that Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, was leaking, suffering from rot and being pulled apart by her own weight.   Now, as the first part of a major restoration project, the ship is being down-rigged. Twenty six miles of … Continue reading

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