Tall ship

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A tall ship is a mehrmastiges Sailboat with predominantly square sails . Terms with a similar meaning are windjammer and tall ship (from English "tall ship", literally tall or large ship ).

Well-known tall ships of recent times are, for example, the Gorch Fock from 1933, Passat , Pamir , Beijing , Pomerania , Sedov , Kruzenshtern , Alexander von Humboldt and the Gorch Fock from 1958.


Tall ships were used as merchant ships and / or as warships . The number of tall ships declined since the beginning of the 20th century because of the more profitable and wind-independent motor ships ; They still exist today as ships for sailing enthusiasts. Often sailing ships also serve as training ships .

Examples of tall ships are the sailing ship types full ship , brig , barque , and clipper .

Tall ship today

Today tall ships are still used as naval training ships or for tourist purposes. Sail training ships offer sailing training on a tall ship; In addition to enjoying sailing, this should also promote personal development and character formation.

Tall ship parades take place at international regattas such as the Tall Ships' Races , the Kieler Woche , the Travemünder Woche , the Hanse Sail as well as at other events without an associated regatta, such as the Armada Rouen and the Sail Amsterdam .

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