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Quite Tall Ships

Photo: Quite Tall Ships

I've been trying to identify these three ships from the Tall Ships Parade of Sail. After some deliberation, I think they are (left to right) Wyvern av Ålesund, Maybe and Jens Krogh.

Moreover, after studying the photo, I've learned all three are examples of the 'Ketch' type of sailboat! They have two masts, with the mizzenmast being the shorter of the two. This is similar to a Yawl, but a Ketch has the mizzenmast set forward of the rudder post, whereas the mizzenmast on a Yawl is set aft of the rudder post.


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