the gaff rigged ship has always had my heart---i learned on gaff rigged sloop--i still wish to sail a schooner--elegant lady.
the clipper ships--flying cloud and the rest--were impressive in a charge, as well---part of the schooner love, i think...the prow of a clipper ship is beauty in motion...
full rag like that, in a squall--fly or die..is all there is to it---no way to lower it fast!!!
i dont know what boat is pictured--she is merely awesome sailing with a bone in her teeth!
when i visited the caribean dec 2008, i saw many gaff rigged sachooners--i
believe they are charterers....gorgeous...
when you see a garden ketch
with a bone in her teeth and charging
towards you , you see a very impressive sight...these lil ships are awesome under sail--beautiful. they command the attention .. bcc do also--they are stout lil shiplets--lyle hess did an excellent job of designing them.
but , as for the aesthetics of a charging
shiplet, under sail--the old schooners and the garden ketches grab me--i LOVE the looks...