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Cutty Sark
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See the terrifying height Cutty Sark's crew scaled as they climbed the masts and the 11 miles of rigging that helped make it the fastest ship of its day.

What did it take to get Cutty Sark under sail?

Cutty Sark made its name as one of the fastest clippers of its day. 

To help it reach speeds of up to 17 knots (20 miles per hour or 30 kph), the ship originally had 32 sails and a total sail area of 32,000 square feet (2,976 square metres).

To help set and control this huge sail area, Cutty Sark needed over 11 miles of rigging and a main mast 152 feet tall (47 metres).

As part of a restoration project ahead of Cutty Sark's reopening in 2012, a team from T.S. Rigging undertook the huge task of stripping down and re-rigging the ship. 

The craftmanship of the team is extraordinary and can only truly be appreciated by coming on board and taking a look for yourself.

Re-rigging Cutty Sark – watch the video

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