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 .
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 .
- Sail Training International . There under "Events" information about this year's Tall Ships Races u. a. m.