HMS Falken was built 1946-1947 in Stockholm and had the measures of 28 x 7,3 x 4,2 metres and 218 tons displacement. In the picture you can see that Falken is a schooner and that all sails except the cross-jack-sail were set. I signed on on the 17th of June in Gothenburg as radio operator and had the pleasure to participate in the first Tall Ship Race between Torbay and Lisbon. On our way home from Lisbon we met a hurricane with wind speed of 90 knots.
The Tall Ships´ Race 2006 - 50th anniversary was held in July 2006. Veterans from the first race were invited to the celebrations. The medals shown above are from the both races.