Sail Training

Sailors climb the rigging aboard the Indonesian sailing ship KRI Dewaruci, c.1960. Indonesian Navy photo.

Nation
Year
1960
AD/BC
AD
History

Many countries still train cadets on sailing ships before they move on to powered vessels. The intricacy of operating a full sailing rig helps build teamwork, and fosters an appreciation for the often fickle wind and weather conditions found at sea.