Reply To: The replica frigate l’Hermione building at Rochefort

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Michael Leek
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    Frank Scott is perplexed by my post; yet there is nothing to be perplexed about! The original post, by Tim B, was about a replica. My response, albeit a very personal take on the subject, was directly related to this, reinforced, for example, by mentioning some of the proposals to restore to sailing condition the hulls of former square-rigged sailing ships. It is only in my final paragraph that I make an observation about the attitude of Britain to sail training and the sea, in the widest sense (and as this post was originally about a replica, to go into the history of sail training in Britain post-1945 is not really relevant to the questions raised by others).

    Whilst Frank Scott is undoubtedly correct in his summary of what has taken place in respect of sail training in Britain in the twentieth century, I believe he has missed the point of my post, which was not only in direct response to Tim B, but also to the question raised by Ryan K; Is there any serious interest in England in building a functioning replica ship of similar era to L’Hermione?

    Michael Leek