Originally Posted by Hartley18
Fast was quite right. According to the wikipedia entry, the maximum logged speed for Cutty Sark
was 17.5 knots - with an average speed over six days on one London to Melbourne trip of a little over 15kts!
Nothing slow about that..
True, but with a waterline approaching 200' that is not quite displacement hull speed. (1.34 x sq root of waterline length)