Cutty Sark Replica project – What is it?


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Who we are?

The initiators of the project are a team of highly motivated people, with high quality knowledge of building traditional ships, operating them with all the logistics and P.R., all with long standing experience in all the different aspects of the Tall Ship’s world, headed by Captain Vladimir Martus, owner and builder of the ‘Shtandart’, a replica of the first naval vessel of Russia, built by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703.Vladimir Martus has constructed this vessel, launched her in the year 2000 and ever since she is sailing the seas as one of the few traditionally built replica ships in the world.


To reconstruct, maintain and exploit a replica of the clipper ship ‘Cutty Sark’ as an operational sailing vessel and a living memorial to the era of sailing ships. to encourage education and training in seamanship of young persons of all nations. to provide facilities for the promotion of sail-powered shipping as an environmentally friendly alternative.


The Cutty Sark Replica is an international project

As the original Cutty Sark was constructed from materials that came from various countries and during her active life she sailed the seven seas, we want this project to be international in all its different aspects.
It should also be accessible to people of all nations and all walks of life, and when finished sail the world as an ambassador not of just one country, but as a living proof of unity between people with heart and soul for traditional ships and the seas.


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Cutty Sark Relaunch

After several years of restoration work, the Cutty Sark was at last opened by Her Majesty the Queen on 25th April 2012. GMI Administrators Suzanne Louail and Karen Ward observed the event, which despite the terrible weather was attended by many local residents and school children.

The relaunch of Cutty Sark begins the next chapter of the extraordinary life of one of the world’s most famous ships. The last surviving tea clipper and the fastest and greatest of her time, she is a living testimony to the bygone, glorious days of sail and, most importantly, a monument to those that lost their lives in the merchant service.

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Why Conserve the Cutty Sark?

The GMI are very privileged to have Richard Doughty, Director of the Cutty Sark Trust, to present the next GMI Research Seminar of the 2011/12 programme on Wednesday 15th February 2012.

One of the main advantages of talking about the Cutty Sark is being able to say that this is a ship that needs no introduction. Richard Doughty will consider why this merchant sailing ship is so highly regarded around the world and why, despite the damage done by the fire in 2007, so much time and effort has been invested in conserving her original structure.

The seminar will take place at the University of Greenwich, room 075, Queen Anne Court, Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS at 6pm. Tea & Coffee will be available from 5.30pm and a glass of wine afterwards. The seminar is free and there is no need to book, everyone is welcome.

You may also be intersted in a recent BBC documentary, Cutty Sark:National Treasure which is still available on BBC iplayer

Lifting of the Cutty Sark

Restoration work on the Cutty Sark, a 19th Century tea clipper, following a devastating fire, is nearing completion.

It is time for engineers to lift the 900-tonne vessel into its final position ahead of its reopening to the public in spring 2012.

The full story of the conservation project in Cutty Sark: National Treasure was shown on Friday 3 February on BBC Two, and is now available to view on the BBC iPlayer.