Tall Ships 2018 Calendar
Few things on the high seas are more dramatic than the great
clouds of sail raised by traditional full-rigged ships. This edition
of Tall Ships features the giant Kruzenshtern, the elegant Dutch
Gulden Leeuw, the Imperial Russian Navy reproduction Shtandart,
the famously photogenic Norwegian Christian Radich and more.
Sales of the calendar benefit Tall Ships America that supports sail
training and education under sail.
Published by Tide-mark, the Tall Ships wall calendar opens to 13.75 x 20.5 inches.
Tall Ships featured in the 2018 calendar include:
Built in Spain and launched in 1982, Cuauhtémoc is a sistership to Ecuador’s Guayas, Columbia’s Gloria, and Venezuela’s Simon Bolivar. She is the sail training ship of the navy of Mexico and carries 186 officers and crew with 90 trainees. As an ambassador of Mexico’s navy, Cuauhtémoc has traveled more than 400,000 nautical miles visiting ports throughout the world.
Scantlings— Rig: Barque; Sparred Length: 296’ (90.5m); Waterline: 220’ (67.2m); Beam: 39’ (12m); Draught: 17’ (5.4m); Sail Area: 25,489sq.ft. (2,368m2); Flag: Mexico
The original Shtandart was the first flagship of the Imperial Russian Navy. Built at the direction of Czar Peter the Great, her keel was laid in 1703 and she remained in service until 1727. Her contemporary replica was commissioned in 1999. She is historically accurate above the gun deck, but thoroughly modern below. Shtandart now sails throughout Europe and offers opportunities for youth development.
Scantlings— Rig: three-masted frigate; Length overall: 113’ (34.5m); Beam: 23’ (6.9m); Draught: 11’ (3.3m); Sail Area: 6,700 sq. ft. (620m2); Flag: Russia
A star of film (Windjammer) and television (The Onedin Line), the Norwegian full rigged ship Christian Radich was built as a merchant navy training ship in 1937. She measures 205 feet overall and carries a crew of 18 with accommodations for 88 passengers. Her 27 sails total 14,600 square feet and can drive the ship to a speed of 14 knots. In 1999, the ship became a professional charter and training vessel operated by the Christian Radich Foundation. Her homeport is Oslo, Norway.
Scantlings— Rig: ship; Length: 205’ (62.5m); Beam: 32’ (9.7m); Draught: 15’ (4.7m); Sail Area: 14,600 sq. ft. (1360m2); Flag: Norway
In 1882, ship owner Frederick Stage and his wife, Thea, lost their son Georg to tuberculosis. They established a foundation to operate a sail training ship named Georg Stage in his memory. That original ship was retired in 1934 and a new steel-hulled, full rigged ship was christened Georg Stage that year. The ship operates with a permanent crew of 10 and during the annual sail tour trains 63 young sailors. Her homeport is Copenhagen, Denmark. The original George Stage, now renamed Joseph Conrad, is moored at the Museum of America and the Sea, Mystic Seaport, Connecticut.
Scantlings— Rig: ship; Length overall: 177’ (54m); Beam: 28’ (8.4m); Draught: 14’ (4.2m); Sail area: 9,300 sq. ft. (864m2); Flag: Denmark
Originally built to trawl for fish off the coast of Wales in 1928, Picton Castle was named for a Welch castle. She was requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1939 to serve as a minesweeper. She was discovered by Daniel Moreland in the early 1990s and refitted as a traditional barque. Sailing the world as a merchant-trader and sail-training ship, Picton Castle is based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. With a crew of 12 and as many as 38 trainees, she has sailed around the world six times. Her seventh circumnavigation was to begin in November 2017 and is expected to conclude after 18 months.
Scantlings— Rig: Barque; Length: 148’ (45m); Waterline: 130’ (39.6 m); Beam: 24’ (7.3m); Draught: 14’6” (4.4m); Sail Area: 12,450 sq. ft. (1156m2); Flag: Cook Islands
Though she is only the second largest of the six sisterships (see Dar Mlodziezy) designed by Zygmunt Choren and built in 1987 at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, she is one of the fastest, capable of sailing at more than 19 knots. Mir serves as a sail-training vessel in St. Petersburg, Russia with a professional crew of 55 and 140 cadets.
Scantlings— Rig: ship; Length: 358’ (109m); Beam: 46’ (13.9m); Draught: 21’ (6.3m); Sail Area: 29,826 sq. ft. (2771m2); Flag: Russia
The first of six sisterships (Mir, Druzhba, Palada, Khersones and Nadezhda) built for the merchant fleet of the former Soviet Union, Dar Mlodziezy was launched at the Gdansk shipyard, Poland in 1981. She became the first Polish-built traditional sailing vessel to circumnavigate the globe in 1988, thus repeating the circumnavigation of her predecessor in 1934-35. She carries a crew of 176, including 136 cadets.
Scantlings— Rig: Ship; Length: 357’ (108.8m); Beam: 39’ (12m); Draught: 21’ (6.3m); Sail Area: 32,450 sq. ft. (3015m2); Flag: Poland
Built in 1937, the M/S Dana sailed as a marine biology research ship for the Danish government. She changed owners several times until 2007 when Dana was purchased by P&T Charters. The company initiated a major modernization undertaken by Balk Royal Shipyard in Urk, The Netherlands. The refitting created a completely new interior that included modern amenities and safety features below decks, while preserving her traditional sailing rig. Renamed in honor of the eponymous 17th century Dutch ship of the line, the Gulden Leeuw now offers sail training, along with high school, and college-level accredited programs for students around the world.
Scantlings— Rig: topsail schooner; Length: 229’ (70m); Beam: 28’ (8.6m); Draught: 15’ (4.5m); Sail area: 4,921 sq. ft. (1,500 m2); Flag: The Netherlands
The second largest traditionally rigged sail training ship in the world, Kruzenshtern was originally one of the Flying P Line sisters christened Padua in 1926. Between 1938 and 1939 she sailed from Hamburg via Chile to Australia and back in 8 months and 23 days, a record time that still stands. Now the last of the sisters still sailing, Padua was surrendered to the Soviet Union in 1946 as part of World War II reparations. Renamed Kruzenshtern, she serves as a Russian navy sail training ship.
Scantlings— Rig: barque; Length: 375’ (114.4m); Beam: 46’ (14m); Draught: 22’ (6.8m); Flag: Russia
Built at the Jadewerft yard in Wilhelmshaven, Germany in 1952 as an ice-breaking tug named Oldeoog, she was purchased at auction in 1988 by Willem Sligting, who believed she would make a fine sailing vessel. Sligting loaded her with materials for the conversion and motored from Makkum, The Netherlands to Gdansk, Poland where the refitting was undertaken. Renamed Jacob Meindert, she was relaunched in 1989 as a topsail schooner and at sail races around Europe has proven to be among the most competitive vessels in her class.
Scantlings: Rig: topsail schooner; Length overall: 124’ (38m); Beam: 24’ (7.3m); Draught: 2.5m); Sail area: 6,781 sq.ft. (630m2); Flag: The Netherlands
Alexander von Humboldt II
This modern sail-training vessel was built for Deutsche Stiftung Sail Training on the lines of her eponymous predecessor. Constructed by the Brenn und Verformtechnik yard in Bremen, Germany, Alexander von Humboldt II was launched in 2011. During the summer she cruises the North Sea and the Baltic. During cooler weather she sails to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean with a crew of 25 and 54 trainees. Painted in her predecessor’s distinctive green color, her homeport is Bremerhaven, Germany.
Scantlings— Rig: barque; Length: 213’ (65m); Beam: 33’ (10m); Draught: 15’ 4.7m); Sail area: 14,600 sq. ft. (1,360 m2); Flag: Germany
Simon Bolivar is the official sail training ship the Venezuelan navy. She was constructed in the Astilleros Celaya yard in Bilbao, Spain and launched in 1979. Built on the lines of the Gorch Folk, designed by Blohm & Voss in 1930, she is a sistership to three similar barques: Cuauhtémoc of Mexico, Gloria of Colombia, and Guayas of Ecuador. Simon Bolivar has sailed throughout the world, including two visits to New York as part of Operation Sail in 1986 and in 2000.
Scantlings: Rig: barque; Length: 270’ (82m); Beam: 35’ (10.7m); Draught: 14’ 6” (4.4m); Sail area: (1,650m2); Flag: Venezuela