11 May 2013

'Royal Clipper'


Isn't she stunning!  I was at Larvotto Beach and saw she was in the harbour, so had to get in the car and drive to the port to photograph her. 

She's called Royal Clipper and is a five-masted fully rigged tall ship used as a cruise liner.  She flies the Maltese flag. She is listed in Guinness World Records as the largest square-rigged ship in service, with 5202 square metres of sail. Her sails can be handled with a crew as small as twenty using powered controls.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Takes my breath away!!

Pasi from Finland said...

Great ship! I wouldn't dare to climb up to those masts, but I can visualize men climbing up!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Spectacular. I am surprised that the sails are up in port. I would think that they could catch the wind and pul on the moorings.

Christopher Frost said...

I'm surprised that you didn't try to get aboard and take some close ups of the sails

Sharon said...

What an amazing site! Wouldn't it be fun to travel on this beauty?

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