Defender was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in 1895. It was Herreshoff's second victorious America's Cup defender design.

Defender was a sloop with all-metal construction: steel, aluminum, and manganese bronze. It was owned by William Kissam Vanderbilt, Edwin Dennison Morgan and Charles Oliver Iselin, and skippered by Henry C. Haff.

Defender defeated the New York Yacht Club's Vigilant then went on to defend the cup against British keel cutter Valkyrie III. Following the contest, Defender was towed to New Rochelle where it remained for another four years without sailing. It was rebuilt to race trials against the 1899 America's Cup defense candidate, Columbia. Defender was broken up in 1901.

Overall length: 37.5m
Length at water line: 27.17m
Beam (width): 7.03m
Draft: 5.81m
Displacement: 151.5 tonnes
Sail area: 1134.3 m2


Rough Weather Sailing - BT Global Challenge 2000

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Footage from the BT Global Challenge 2000/01 - round the world yacht race


Bluenose II

Bluenose II
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Her daughter, Bluenose II, was launched at Lunenburg on July 24, 1963, built to original plans by many of the same workers. She cost $208,600 to build and was financed by the Oland Family as a marketing tool for their brewery operations in Halifax and Saint John. Her popularity led to her being sold to the government of Nova Scotia which in turn gave possession of the ship to the "Bluenose II Preservation Trust". The trust's mandate was to restore the aging and poorly maintained ship to full operational status and to operate her for the people of Nova Scotia. Over the winter of 1994-95 the trust restored the ship’s hull, leading to her being recommissioned in May 1995. The trust maintained and operated Bluenose II until 31 March 2005, when the government of Nova Scotia placed the vessel under the management of the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society.
The Bluenose II serves as a goodwill ambassador, tourist attraction in Lunenburg, and symbol of the province. During the summer, she visits ports all around Nova Scotia and frequently sails to other ports on the eastern seaboard.
In honour of her predecessor, Bluenose II does not officially race.
Bluenose II's mainsail measures 386 m² (4,155 ft²) and she has a total sail area of 1036 m² (11,150 ft²).
Funds for the operation of the ship are raised through charging for passage on the vessel, public donations, and sales in the Fisheries Museum Gift Shop (in Lunenburg), run by the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society.

Esmeralda (BE-43)

The ship is the sixth to carry the name Esmeralda. The first was the frigate Esmeralda captured from the Spanish at Callao, Peru, by Admiral Lord Thomas Alexander Cochrane of the Chilean Navy, in a bold incursion on the night of 5 November 1820. The second was the corvette Esmeralda of the Chilean Navy which, set against superior forces, fought until sunk with colors flying on 21 May 1879 at the Battle of Iquique. These events mark important milestones for the Chilean Navy and the ship's name is said to evoke its values of courage and sacrifice.
Construction began in Cádiz, Spain, in 1946. She was intended to become Spain's national training ship. During her construction in 1947 the yard in which she was being built suffered catastrophic explosions, which damaged the ship and placed the yard on the brink of bankruptcy. Work on the ship was temporarily halted. In 1950 Chile and Spain entered into negotiations in which Spain offered to repay debts incurred to Chile as a result of the Spanish Civil War in the form of manufactured products, including the not yet completed Esmeralda. Chile accepted the offer and the ship
was formally transferred to the ownership of Chile in 1951. Work then continued on the ship. She was finally launched on 12 May 1953 before an audience of 5,000 people. She was christened by Mrs. Raquel Vicuña de Orrego using a bottle wrapped in the national colors of Spain and Chile. She was delivered as a four-masted topsail schooner to the Government of Chile on 15 June 1954, Captain Horacio Cornejo Tagle in command.
Her sister ship is the training ship for the Spanish Navy, the four-masted topsail schooner Juan Sebastián Elcano. Sometime in the 1970s Esmeralda's rigging was changed to a four-masted barquentine by replacing the fore gaffsail (course sail) by two main staysails. The third (top) main staysail is still in place. She has now five staysails, three topsails, six jibbs, three course gaff sails, four square sails, 21 all in all.


stepping bowsprit

Full Sail

Full Sail, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Mediterranean gulet Lyra sailing all sails set, with every stitch of canvas like in good old days, while I am on chase aboard an avon dinghy with an outboard motor to take this photograph.

LYRA is a beautiful 24 meter Gaffel Schooner Gulet built in Marmaris, Turkey, in 1994 hosting 350sqm of sails. Her buoys are made of wood gut as where in the 'old' days. The aim of the builder/owner was to create an old-timer with the traditional classic look but including all the modern comforts. The creaking of beams and ropes whilst under full sail is all part of LYRA's magic making a floating paradise.

24m 'Lyra' in the late afternoon sun.

LYRA provides accommodation for a maximum of 16 guests in 4 double and 4 twin mahogany cabins all teak floored en suites. Two separate companion ways lead down to her eight cabins giving extra privacy with wide non-steep/slip steps. Ample storage space, large sky lights and high ceilings giving Lyra a lovely bright and airy feeling.

The aft houses the open galley and saloon sporting large antique brass rimmed windows on three sides, salvaged from a Russian ship, the perfect spot for that extra shade and a wonderful social area. Also there is a very generous half moon shaped lounging area near the wheel up on deck. LYRA accommodates two long fixed dining tables in her mid decks enabling perfect group or family eating under great sun mattresses awnings if preferred. LYRA's magnificent decks giving endless room for sunbathing without over crowding on ample sun mattresses plus massive sun awnings for aft and mid decks providing that well sought after shade.
Aboard you'll find a wind surf for the adventurous with a canoe-type base which can also be used as a float or rowed with her oars. Snorkeling sets to explore the crystal Mediterranean waters and basic fishing equipment giving you a chance to fish in tranquillity whilst lapping up the sun. Board games and cards for the less boisterous can also keep you happy and her percussion instruments are irresistible when the Turkish music is playing! from yachtcharterclub.com


Sozopol sunset

Sozopol sunset
Originally uploaded by kirilart


Kayıtsız III

Kayıtsız III ve Özkan Gülkaynak, 1 Temmuz 2009'da İzmir Pasaport limanında dünya seyehatini tamamlıyor.


Jolie Brise

Jolie Brise is a gaff-rigged pilot cutter built and launched by the Albert Paumelle Yard in Le Havre in 1913 to a design by Alexandre Paris. After a short career as a pilot boat, owing to steam replacing sail, she became a fishing boat.
Purchased by E. G. Martin (Commander Evelyn George Martin RNR OBE) in 1923 she was refitted and won the first Fastnet race from seven starters in August 1925. In 1927 Martin sold
Jolie Brise, through an advertisement in Yachting World to Captain Warren Ferrier and his partner Dr Brownlow Smith. An engine and an additional cabin were fitted at Morgan Giles's yard at
Teignmouth. Bobby Somerset, a founder member of the
n Racing Club - as was Martin, purchased her in 1928. After competing in the Fastnet, Bermuda and Santander races he sold her four years later to Lt. John Gage RNR. His ownership was only for a year and it seems that in 1934 she was purchased by an American, Mr Stanley Mortimer. Alterations, mostly to the living accommodation were made at a yard in Palma, Majorca and a Gardner diesel was fitted in Marseilles. After cruising the Mediterranean Sea, and with war in the offing Jolie Brise
returned to Southampto
n and was put up for sale. She was
bought by William Stannard but requisitioned by the Royal
Navy who laid her up on a mud berth at Shoreham for the duration of the war. In 1945 she was bought by a consortium headed by Lillian and Jim Worsdell and her name was changed to Pleasant Breeze. A voyage to New Zealand was aborted and when she put in to Lisbon she was acquired by a
Portuguese consortium headed by Luis Lobato. Repaired
and refitted, she was once again listed as Jolie Brise. For nearly 30 years her home
port remained Lisbon but in 1975, partly because of the political situation in Portugal, she returned to the Solent, 50 years after her first Fastnet win.
In 1977 she was bought for Dauntsey's School Sailing Club.

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Amerigo Vespucci

Like a Painting. This is an old shot, Amerigo Vespucci in Sperlonga [Latina, i]

The Amerigo Vespucci is a tall ship of the Marina Militare, named after the explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Her home port is Livorno, Italy. As of 2008, she is still in use as a school ship.
In 1925, the Regia Marina ordered two school ships to be built following a design by Lieutenant Colonel Francesco Rotundi of the Italian Navy Engineering Corps, inspired by the style of large late 18th century 74-cannon ships of the line. The first of these two ships, the Cristoforo Colombo, was put into service in 1928 and was used by the Italian Navy until 1943. After World War II, this ship was handed over to the USSR as part of the war reparations and was shortly afterwards decommissioned.



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Longtail boats on a neighbouring island.
Krabi Thayland