Tall Ships is the first full-color, English-language guide to the international fleet of sailing ships. With photographs and descriptions of 150 vessels, Tall Ships pictures virtually all the major class "A" ships and many American as well as European class "C" and "D" vessels. Organized alphabetically for easy reference, Tall Ships offers a major photograph of each vessel, supplemented by many photographs of details ranging from figureheads and binnacles to flags and rigging. The text of Tall Ships describes each ship featured, its history and notable events under sail, along with its technical specifications. This unique guide is an ideal book for everyone interested in tall ships, their enduring history and traditions.