The spectacular sight of a tall ship under sail or in port recalls a bygone age of adventure, romance and national heritage. This book – supported and endorsed by Sail Training International – is a celebration of tall ships today. With 375 photographs and other illustrations and authoritative text, it features the world’s most interesting and glamorous tall ships, the excitement and drama of sailing and racing on them, and the evolution in tall ship design and technology.

Order your copy of Tall Ships Today through this website and one-third of the  cover price will be held in a special Sail Training International fund to help disadvantaged and disabled young people benefit from a sail training voyage. 


‘Life at sea in a sailing ship is a contest with natural forces, which can only be won by knowledge, skill and determination … I very much welcome the publication of this splendid book.’

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh



‘Spectacular photography of the Tall Ships at sea and in port … a fascinating book to read or just look through.’

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE

International Goodwill Ambassador, Sail Training International



‘This book tells the story of tall ships and sail training in a way that has not been done before.’

Douglas Prothero

Chairman Sail Training International