Since 1996 the Esprit's youthful, often international crews have been on the victory stage of the Tall Ships Races countless times. The Esprit is particularly proud of the Cut Trophy (Friendship Trophy), received in the 1997 Regatta. Join her for a chance to win a race - and have fun along the way!


The Esprit is a two-masted wooden boat with a modern schooner rig, gaff fore and Bermuda main.

On board it is hands on for everyone! As a trainee you will actively take part in all of the sailing and harbour manoeuvres. You will steer, draw the positions on the sea maps and help in the galley (kitchen). During those tasks the experienced main crew will be there to help you get your sea legs and guide your steps. They are always there to answer every question and they are reponsible for the overall security aboard.

The Esprit offers a seamanship experience on a fast sailing vessel. As one of the 12 trainees you will learn how to work in a team and get to know other cultures. You will be part of a smaller unit – a watch – and together you will sail the vessel towards her destination. Expect to make new friends and learn so much – both about sailing and about yourself!

You can join a weekend trip to find out if sailing is for you or sail on a long journey to a faraway destination. Taking part in the Tall Ships Races on board Esprit is an unforgettable adventure with lots of fun!


On board you will sleep in 4-berth cabins. Each cabin has its own small toilet and washbasin.


Shipping type: schooner
Homeport: Bremen (DE)
Date built: 1995
Restored: -
Capacity: 16
Length: 19.92 m
Beam: 5.08 m
Draught: 3.00
Sail: 180 m2
Height of mast: 21.25 m
Engine capacity: Cummins 157 kW (212 PS)