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“Be careful with that tall boat! It's a very blustery day!”

Thomas Sets Sail is the twelfth (third in Australia) episode of the eleventh season.


It was a windy day on the Island of Sodor and Thomas is to deliver the Mayor of Sodor's yacht from the docks to the harbour. Cranky told Thomas that he must wait for an engineer to put the ships tall mast down, but Thomas is too impatient to wait and left.

Thomas races past Elizabeth who told him to be careful with the yacht, but Thomas feels too important to take any notice of her. Thomas approaches a bridge, but Rosie stopped Thomas from going under it as the mast was too tall, so Thomas went back to take another way. But on the way, the mast was caught by some trees and got stuck, so Thomas pulled as hard as he could and broke free, but did not know that the ropes tied to the sail had come loose and the wind pushed the sail which made Thomas go very fast. Molly saw Thomas and tried to tell him about the sail, but Thomas was going so fast that he did not hear her.

Thomas was approaching the harbour, but could not stop and raced pass The Mayor, Sir Topham and Lady Hatt. Finally, the wind stopped and Thomas stopped. Thomas realises his mistake and collects an engineer from the harbour. The engineer puts the mast down and Thomas arrives back at the harbour and the yacht is able to be unloaded and launched. Sir Topham Hatt told Thomas that he sees that he decided that full steam is better than full sail and Thomas agreed.




  • In several shots of Thomas being carried by the wind, the footage is sped up.
  • Going by production order, this is the third episode of the eleventh season.
  • This episode marks the last of two things:
  • This episode was shown in select US cinemas as part of Thomas and Friends on the Big Screen.


  • When Thomas arrives at the docks, his wellwagon is tilted.
  • Elizabeth has Bertie's horn sound.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Thomas Zarpa Thomas Sets Sail
Norwegian Thomas får vind i seilene Thomas Gets Wind in the Sails
Japanese トーマスとヨット Thomas and Yacht
Swedish Thomas sätter segel

Thomas Sets Sail

Russian Томас поднимает паруса Thomas Raises the Sails
Hungarian Thomas vitorlát bont Thomas Sail
Romanian Thomas Ridică Pânzele Thomas Sail
Polish Rejs Tomka Thomas' Cruise
German Thomas setzt die Segel Thomas Sets Sail
Czech S větrem v zádech With the Wind at his Back
Slovak Z vetrom v nohách Four Winds in the Legs
Danish Thomas til søs Thomas Seas
Chinese 托马斯启航 Thomas Set Sail
Thai โธมัสถลาลม Thomas Barge the Wind
Portuguese Thomas Levanta a Vela Thomas Raises the Boat
Finnish Täysin purjein Full Sail

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