The handsome card features a Tea Clipper ship sailing through the night by the light of the moon. Open the card to see the legendary ship on the deep blue sea, with ten sails blowing in the wind.
The design of the hull and the complex rigging reminds us of the teamwork needed to navigate the vessel. This is a card for birthdays, adventures, new ventures, partnership, exploration, Father’s day, tea drinkers, teams, coaches, your favorite historian, pirate or sailor.
Cutty Sark Tea Clipper:
Built in 1869, the Cutty Sark was the fastest ship of her time, and today is the world’s sole surviving tea clipper. The fiery blended whisky named was named for this fast yacht-like vessel of the utmost evolution and refinement, whose hull carried not whisky, but enough tea for 2,000,000 cups of British tea.
“One day we sighted a vessel, a mere speck on the horizon, astern of us, and the way she came into view it was evident she was travelling much faster than ourselves. ‘Bringing the wind up with her’ was remarked on board, and that seemed the only feasible conclusion to arrive at and account for the manner in which she overhauled us. In a few hours she was alongside us, and proved to be the famous British clipper Cutty Sark, one of the fastest ships afloat. She passed us going two feet to our one, and in a short time was hull down ahead of us.” ~Wool Clipper crewman, 1879.
Sail away with me.
Come back with riches!
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.
Happiness is the journey, not the destination.
The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.
I don’t regret the things I’ve done, only those I did not do.
Let your stress drift away.
Sometimes God calms the storm, other times He calms the sailor.
Tell me this is knot happening.
I haven’t got a crew.
Seas the day.