The cover shot shows the Polish brig FRYDERYK CHOPIN competing in a North Atlantic race start 2015.

Fryderyk Chopin
Fryderyk Chopin, Bergen 2014

The ship was designed by the Polish naval architect Zygmunt Choreń and named in honour of the early to mid 19th century composer Fryderyk Chopin. She was launched in 1992 at the Dora Shipyard, Gdynia. Poland.
The ship is operated by 3Oceans, a Polish private ship operator and serves as the ship of The Blue School, a sail training project run by the STS Fryderyk Chopin foundation, she is a regular competitor and winner of the following tall ships races… 2012, 2015, 2019 and the Boston Teapot Trophy 2019.

Rig:  Brig
LOA:   55.5m
Beam:   8.5m
Height:   37m
Depth:   4m
Sail Area:  1200sqm


Richard Sibley

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

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