National Geographic : 1976 Dec
A congregation of sail fills the harbor in Hamilton, Bermuda (below), in the aura of a century past. If the tall ships provoke nostalgia, as well as train cadets, they have also become a vehicle for extending good will beyond borders and politics. That idea was nurtured by English lawyer Bernard Morgan and developed by the Sail Training 838 Association in England, which organized the race. The group also advocates sail train ing for youths outside navies or merchant fleets. Its own topsail schooner, Sir Winston Churchill, was crewed from Bermuda to Newport by young women. In Bermuda, aboard the English cutter Outlaw (right), Capt. Hans von Stackleberg of the Gorch Fock jokes at a party where a dozen nationalities are represented.