Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

Photo: A Grand Sailing Adventure

The majestic Royal Clipper at Sunset

The one-of-a-kind Royal Clipper is a five-masted square-rigged clipper ship, the largest modern sailing vessel in the world. It was inspired by the legendary tall ship Preussen, which was the largest and fastest ship at the time of its launch in 1902. The new Royal Clipper is the only five-masted sailing ship built since her predecessor launched at the beginning of the last century. With 42 sails, the vessel is the Holy Grail for connoisseurs of sail cruising!

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