This ship was an immediate legend when it was created during the technological advancement race between sailing companies in the UK, whose goal was to create the fastest ship in the world. This occurred after the monopolistic company had great struggles around the import of tea for the West India Company.
The winner was Cutty Sark, a sailboat manufactured in Scotland christened by the name which meant "a petticoat" or "short skirt” in Scottish. It was beautiful and impressive, but above all else, it was fast and enabled the manufacturer to obtain the best import contracts of tea from India.
Today, the Cutty Sark is in the British Maritime Museum, illustrating the historical power of the Royal Navy of the British Empire. During the visit one can go aboard and learn about the lives of the sailors in the merchant ships and their work in those times. The ship also features a collection of ancient shipwrecks from around the world.
In addition, the yacht "Gipsy Moth IV" can be found beside it, in which the sailor Sir Francis Chichester circled the world alone when he was 65.