Juan Sebastián de Elcano Returns to Cádiz After XC Midshipmen’s Instructional Cruise

August 13, 2018 (Google Translation) – The “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” School-Ship landed on the dock “Ciudad de Cádiz” on the 11th of Cádiz port, where, after six months of deployment, their relatives and friends awaited them.

The brig-schooner was received by the Admiral of the Fleet Juan Rodríguez Garat. Once on board, after singing the “Salve Marinera”, we disembarked to “La Galeona”, who made the instruction cruise aboard the “Ambassador and Navigator.”

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Later, the midshipmen were dismissed by the Commander of the ship, captain Ignacio Paz García, and they disembarked for the last time as students of the school ship.

In the XC Cruise the “Elcano” has circumnavigated the South American continent, sailing more than 17,000 miles and visiting 10 ports in 7 different countries. He has also participated in the regatta “Velas Latinoamérica 2018”, having the opportunity to live with 7 school-ships from Ibero-American countries.

During this deployment have reached new milestones that will be reflected in the “Notebook of this ship”, such as: having celebrated the XC anniversary of the delivery of the ship to the Navy, having reached the southernmost position in its history ( in the vicinity of Cape Horn), and having made the first visit to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

After finishing the closing ceremonies of the XC instructional cruise, the “Elcano” undertook the transit to the Arsenal de la Carraca, where it will be moored until its next training cruise, which will be no. XCI.