Cutty Sark 2Sail Newsletter No 3

December 2014
Dear all,
Thank you for your interest in the Cutty Sark 2 building project! When many good people share the same dream – it comes to reality.

We are at the beginning of a long way. In five years we have planned to convert the dream into reality. The idea of having new beautiful tall-ship sailing require a bit of paperwork, quite complicated design process, lots of carpentry and steel-work, but also it means getting a new knowledge, reviving essential skills, making new friends and even setting off on exciting journeys to unknown eastern countries to cut wood for planking. It is a great feeling of being part of most friendly team, working together and creating huge thing – 19th century three-mast ship. That is coming. Sooner that you might expect.

We have started. We got together – so far it is a small team. The first weekend of December we have met at Shtandart – our floating office – to discuss future of the project, work out first steps, and share challenges.
We want our team to grow. If you feel excited about the dream of sailing real tea clipper – just join us.

Watch Leader Vladimir Martus

In mid November, Vladimir Martus and Dmitry Ryabchikov has visited the largest conference of tall ships and sail-training world. It seems that information about Cutty Sark Reborn 2Sail has spread around quite wide. Most of sail-trainers know, and support the idea.

There was another chance to speak a couple of words about the project at the conference of Royal Institution of Naval Architects at the end of November in London. As you may expect, the presentation received restrained reaction as it was made in front of those professionals who had already been involved in the original Cutty Sark restoration. But even among them there are people who feel themselves intrigued enough with our project and ready to participate in it. After all, lots of british people and naval specialists long wished for Cutty Sark to sail again.

At the first weekend of December, the Crew of the New Cutty Sark got together: we’ve stared working on a business plan for the project. So far there are only six of us, but as we continue receiving a warm support from all over the world we hope our team to widen promptly. During the meeting onboard Shtandart we have discussed fundraising, marketing, communication strategy and ship’s construction. Of course, remembering that we are not only startupers but an eighteenth century tall-ship watch, we kept on preparing food at the galley and dining at crew messroom, climbing the shrouds and even walking at capstan. No surprise that finally we decided to call out team LOOKOUT WATCH of Cutty Sark.

YOU can join us now and become the part of the team! We are actively seeking for volunteer naval specialists, marketers, copywriters, translators, PR-specialists, graphical designers and all the people with the same view and passion for sails. Thousands of different tasks we have to complete, before Cutty Sark 2 will sail in the Ocean. Have a look at new event LOOKOUT WATCH and choose one of the challenges, which you could take – searching for information, comparing successful crowd-funding campaigns, writing to our future supporters and partners… See the details here, Event LOOKOUT WATCH.

Thank you again for your support, smooth sailing and fair water!

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