Round the world yachtswoman Tracy Edwards is seen working with the crews and taking the helm of the brig Royalist. Share the excitement of the young crews as they prepare the ships in harbour: learn from experienced watch keepers what it is like to work and sail a Tall Ship. Experience the problems of tacking through the wind in a 350ft, 300 ton sailing ship. Tall ships old and new are featured and include; Poland’s 350ft Dar Mlodziezy, the British Barque Lord Nelson, barquentines Iskra 11 and Malcolm Miller, the Dutch schooner Eendracht and France’s Belle Poule and Etoile. Other famous names include Astrid and Royalist. Nothing can match the thrill of sailing in a Tall Ship but this programme comes close.
An onboard study of the worlds greatest sailing ships as they gather for the Cutty Sark Race.