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Building the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship 1x45

Once clipper ships changed the world with their cutting edge technology. Built for speed and carrying more sail than any ship before or since, they smashed records as they sped across the world’s oceans. Now, shipbuilders take on a near impossible challenge: to recreate one of the greatest sailing ships ever known – an historic clipper ship. Following every step of the process over two years, the filmmakers capture the building of a mighty sailing ship as fast and graceful as the Cutty Sark or Flying Cloud – from the first computer generated designs through a hair raising launch, to the day when this three-masted giant, christened the Shabab Oman II, hoists her 29 sails for the first time.