Originally Posted by yotphix
Oh yeah, Sagres (#1 to me) and Eagle are the two most beautiful tall ships in the world!
The "Sagres", the "Eagle" and the "Tovarich" are all 3 twin boats, built in Germany By Bholm und Voss, and captured during WWII.
They were called originally Gorch Fock, now "Tovarich", Horst Vessel now "Eagle" and Albert Leo Schlagetter, now "Sagres", built in the early 1930's .
Later, after the war, the Germans had no School boats, and built the GORCH FOCK II where my biological father (not my step father) was a Sailing Instructor, until he met my mother.
So I owe my existance to these boats, thus my love for them. Specially the Sagres, that has won most of the time the awards for the best kept, maintained and organized of all tall ships in teh World. Owned by the Portuguese Navy, she sails all year round with Naval Cadets. A true embassador of my country.