A two-masted wooden Galleass (Gaff Ketch), Astrid was built in 1947 in the rural district of Porvoo, Finland, for coastal freight traffic. The current owners acquired Astrid in 1969 for sail training purposes. The cargo hold was transformed into a cosy salon for lounge and lodging. Along the years, chartering has taken a key role in Astrid’s operations, but a lot of emphasis is still placed on youth sail training. Astrid was approved to Finland’s National Board of Antiquities’ registry of traditional tall ships in 1994. The ship has been completely refitted and equipped with the latest technology and safety equipment.

ASTRID, Halmstad TSR 2017, Position 55º 10N 012º 56E

Rig: Gaff Ketch
Length: 24.5m
Beam: m
Height: 23.17m
Depth: m
Sail Area:


Richard Sibley

Photographer with a passion for photographing tall ships and traditional sailing boats

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