Once as necessary for far-flung adventures as aeroplanes are to us today, Tall ships are a phenomenal  mode of transport. Magnificent in stature, they were used to trade, fight wars, trade and explore the globe. 

Today organisation like the Tall Ships Youth Trust ( the world's largest sail training charity for people aged 12 - 25 ) are encouraging young men and women to appreciate the few left on our seas. Why not try a sailing day? A one day course costs just £125 including lunch on board!

Remember to bring some thick rubber shoes for climbing the mast and yards.