It’s Tall Ships® Tuesday! Meet TREE OF LIFE.
Posted by Tall Ships America on June 9, 2015
IT’S TALL SHIPS® TUESDAY AND TODAY’S FEATURED TALL SHIP IS TREE OF LIFE!
WHERE YOU’LL FIND HER:
AT TALL SHIPS® AT CAPE CHARLES 2015 (JUNE 13 – 14) *THIS WEEKEND*
AT TALL SHIPS® PHILADELPHIA CAMDEN 2015 (JUNE 25 – 28)
AT IBERDROLA USA TALL SHIPS® PORTLAND 2015 (JULY 18 – 20)
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
The 91’ gaff-rigged schooner Tree of Life, launched in 1991, is built of fir planking, fiberglass, and Kevlar saturated in epoxy, making for a beautiful yet durable vessel that has sailed around the world. From her fir deck and teak interior to her voyage to the South Pacific for the America’s Cup and on to the Caribbean for Classic Race Week, Tree of Life represents the unique histories and designs of every tall ship. Based in Newport Harbor, she now sails throughout New England waters with a small crew and trainees.
Vessel Type: Gaff-Rigged Schooner
Homeport: Newport, RI
Sparred length: 91’
Rig height: 85’
Sail area: 4,850 square feet
Power: 210 HP Cummins Diesel
Hull: Composite of strip planked clear fir and Kevlar saturated in epoxy and sheathed in fiberglass
Join us every Tuesday for more profiles of the ships participating in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2015 Race Series.