Built in Scotland in 1869, Cutty Sark was designed to carry tea from China to England as fast as possible. The record-breaking ship travelled the globe and visited every major world port.
The Royal Museums Greenwich took responsibility for Cutty Sark in 2015 along with her care and conservation. The ship’s outdoor location exposes her to the elements and this has taken its toll. To this end the two lifeboats on board are in need of conservation. RMG hope to work with the Pioneer Sailing Trust and the International Boatbuilding Training College to help develop the boatbuilding/restoration skills of their students. The project will not only address the much needed restoration work but also provide a unique development and training opportunity for the boat builders of the future.