Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Thyra"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Ex-names:Jan Pott, Walross III
Registered port:Gudhjem
Base port:Bornholm
Type of rigging:SLUP
Year built:1971-74
Yard:Nautor, Finland
Overall length:16.65 m
Breadth:4.30 m
Draught:2.60 m
Sail area:215 m2
Ship's hull:Kunststoff / Plastics
Power:75 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 13 Dec 2022

  • the ship is owned and operated by the Akademischer Segler-Verein in Berlin, an organization founded in 1886 by and for the students of the universities from Berlin and Brandenburg, the aim of the operators: advancement of the classical sailing at the sea and the sailing of races. purchased in 1974 and renamed from "Jan Pott" to "Walross III".
  • successful at regattas, participation in several sailing events, like 1976 at the bicentennial celebrations of the US with crossing the Atlantic, 1981/82 Whitbread-round-the-World-Race, 1987/88 bicentennial celebrations of Australia, 1992 Columbus Regatta with crossing the Atlantic, in Sommer 2000 to Greenland, 1999/2000 and 2002/2003 further Atlantic crossings on journeys to the Caribbean and to North America.
  • grand overhaul of the ship in 1995.
  • about 2005 sold to the Netherlands, partly refitted, sold to Sailing Bornholm in 2018, renamed the "Thyra".
  • used for cruising the Baltic Sea along with ocean crossing and bluewater sailing around the globe, based on the island Bornholm/DK.


Website (English, 25 Dec 2022):
Thyra: operator of the ship with detailled history, specification, photos and offers for sailing, contact

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Monika Kludas
"Mitsegeln auf Sail-Training-Schiffen - Ein praktisches Handbuch der S.T.A.G. mit Schiffsportraits"
Nordwestdeutsche Verlagsgesellschaft Bremerhaven ISBN: 3-927 857-61-0
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