Spanish Navy Tall Ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano to Replicate Route of Ferdinand Magellan

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Throughout this year and the following three, one of the greatest deeds in the history of mankind will be commemorated: the first circumnavigation of the earth. Under the command of Captain General Fernando de Magallanes, an expedition of more than two hundred men of different nationalities left Sanlúcar on September 20, 1519 on board an army organized, promoted and protected by the Spanish Crown. After sailing more than 14,000 leagues, exploring new routes and discovering unknown seas and lands overcoming multiple adversities, 18 men…

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Juan Sebastián de Elcano Crosses Atlantic Entirely by Sail

February 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – The ship-school “Juan Sebastián de Elcano”, that is realizing his XCI cruise of instruction of midshipmen, has completed his seventh crossing of the Atlantic Ocean entirely to sail, sixth sailing towards the West, in his more than 90 years of service. The veteran brigantine-schooner, went to sea on January 21 from Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 1700h, gave his knife rig as a farewell to the island and in gratitude for the hospitality of its people, and began his navigation to mixed until 2100h…

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Juan Sebastián de Elcano Deploys From Cádiz on Instruction Cruise XCI

January 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – Yesterday, January 13, the “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” Ship-School sailed from the port of Cádiz to begin the XCI Instruction Cruise. The official departure was presided over by the Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy. The main civil and military authorities of the Bay of Cádiz also attended. The ship, commanded by the captain Ignacio Paz García, has a crew consisting of 20 officers, 20 non-commissioned officers, 148 soldiers of the Mariner and Troop scale, and 2 civilian teachers. In addition, in the…

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Tall Ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano Visits Charleston

Between July 11 and 17, the school ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ made a stopover in Charleston (South Carolina, USA), which was the sixth visit to this port in its 90 years of service, being the previous one in 1985 33 years ago. Charleston has been the tenth visited port and the eighth in the Americas. The United States has become the seventh country visited in this XC instructional cruise. On the morning of the 16th, the festivity of the Virgin of Carmen, patron saint of the Navy, was celebrated…

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