73 days Sydney To London is amazing under sail
Either leg was always west to east.....every round trip a circumnavigation
The Horn and Roaring Forties never boring
Crews were too large, though. The last working sail, up to the 1930s, were huge equal-masted schooners with no topsails. One “donkey steam engine” on deck was used with wire halyards to raise and lower all the gaff sails. Just a few men could handle a ship nearly 200’ long. Very few of these were left after WW2.