The ship, a topsail schooner
that recalled the Baltimore Clippers that helped the U.S.
The original was a Royal Navy topsail schooner
and the first ship to bring home the news of Nelson's famous victory against combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar, and his death in action.
Honouring Deeside's rich maritime heritage, the boats will be named "Kathleen" and "May" after the famous three-masted topsail schooner
of that name which was built in Connah's Quay.
If the latter, the vessel could be a topsail schooner
. (Otherwise, a schooner was fore-and-aft rigged.) If a schooner, then the image is redolent of Conrad's first sea berth in England, on the coal schooner Skimmer of the Sea on the coastal run from Lowestoft to Newcastle.
Once back in Liverpool he boards a triple-masted topsail schooner
, the Kathleen and May, before joining Scouser Hughie Jones at sea to sing some shanties.
EISCA, which has a collection of around 200 boats at its main site in Scotland, came up with the idea after it began work to restore a replica 18th century topsail schooner
- the Elena Maria Barbara - in Roath Basin four years ago.
EISCA, which has a collection of around 200 boats at its headquarters in Scotland, came up with the idea after it began restoring a replica 18th-century armed topsail schooner
in Roath Basin four years ago.
More recently, Britain's last three-masted topsail schooner
, Kathleen & May, built at Connah's Quay, on Deeside, in 1900, has made her base in Canning Dock.
Bream was a gaff-rigged, two-masted topsail schooner
[on gaff-rigged ships, the biggest sails were suspended from a yard or spar that was hoisted up by the crew.
In 2002, Georges Carraz, a French yachtsman turned Asia-based entrepreneur, was inspired to recapture the seagoing spirit of a bygone era and create a gaff-rigged, topsail schooner
using Belian ironwood from the forests of Borneo.
The 122-foot-long square topsail schooner
Lynx is an interpretation - meaning it varies from the original - of a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812.
The lucky person selected to take part will join the crew on the Sail Training Association (STA) three masted topsail schooner
Sir Winston Churchill.