Visiting Tall Ships stamp collection from Jersey

Visiting Tall Ships stamp collection from Jersey

Jersey Post issued a set of 6 stamps dedicated to legendary tall ships. A tall ship is a large, traditionally-rigged sailing vessel. Popular modern tall ship rigs include topsail schooners, brigantines, brigs and barques. Tall Ships are actively used during races or festivals.

In the 21st century, "Tall ship" is often used generically for large, classic, sailing vessels, but is also a technically defined term by Sail Training International for its purposes. By 2011 there were 4 classes (A, B, C, and D). Basically there are only two size classes, A is over 40 m LOA, and B/C/D are 9.14 m to under 40 m LOA. The definitions have to with rigging, class A is square sail rigged ships, class B is "traditionally rigged" ships, class C is "modern rigged" vessels with no "spinnaker like sails", and class D is the same as C but carrying a spinnaker like sail.

The featured tall ships are Stavros S Niarchos, HM Bark Endeavour, STS Tenacious, Eye of The Wind, Prince William and Sk/S Christian Radich.

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