Originally Posted by thomm225
The Bounty was built for a movie
set not as an actual vessel for open ocean sailing. Even if you did put an experienced crew onboard, it may not have helped.
Yes of course, but I meant as a general comment on the function of modern dat sail training tall ships. Have a read of "tall ship down" , its gives a good roundup of the issues.
Essentially because of the time lapse, between the end of the age of sail and the arrival of sail training, huge knowledge and experience was lost
, which has never really been regained. One can point to a disturbing number of seemingly stupid mistakes
in recent years that have resulted in the foundering of tall ships, ( Astrid, Johanna Lucretia, aka TV reality series Cabin
Fever & that UK one that low power
near cliffs in teh UK) all these showed similar issues,