Friday, July 17, 2009

Westward sails

It's always been hard to get a picture of Westward - she never stays in one place for long. Built in 1961 by Abeking and Rasmussen in Lemwerder, Germany, as a yacht, but later converted to a research vessel and since 2003 as a Oceanclassroom training ship, she is one of the true beauties of the Tall Ships. The 125 footer (overall, 94 feet on deck) carries 6550 square feet of canvas.

The first of the Tall Ships to leave port, she did leave under sail, in windy and cloudy conditions.

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