The ship-drawings described herein represent large sailing-vessels with three or more mast and an overall length of more than 40 meters or 132 feet. These ships are called tallship, clipper or windjammer.
It is important to notice that the drawing represents only ships which are still sailing. Thus museum ships, albeit they might be able to sail, are not included. It is our intention to include all vessels which satisfy the above definition.
Sailing-ships are complex vessels with sails, yards, masts and a dazzling number of ropes, each with their specific function and name. This so-called rigging is in great detail explained on the basic DIN A1 drawing of each ships on scale 1:300.
For those who just want a beautiful detailed and colorful picture of a sailing-ship, without all the details regarding rigging, a drawing of each ship on DIN A3 format is made (A3 is one-quarter of the A1 format).
Also two composition DIN A1 drawings have been made, bringing together all the ships available at this moment on a scale 1:600. These are in fact smaller versions of the A3 drawings.
We are confident that both this website and the drawings will add to the growing enthusiasm for these impressing ships.