Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Saltillo"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Saltillo, Volker Gries, Sail Brest / Cutty Sark 2002 , 07/2002

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Volker Gries,
Sail Brest / Cutty Sark 2002,
07/2002

Saltillo, Volker Gries, Brest/Douarnenez 2004 , 07/2004

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Volker Gries,
Brest/Douarnenez 2004,
07/2004

Saltillo, Volker Gries, Brest/Douarnenez 2004 , 07/2004

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Volker Gries,
Brest/Douarnenez 2004,
07/2004

Saltillo, Volker Gries, Sail Brest 2016 , 07/2016

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Volker Gries,
Sail Brest 2016,
07/2016

Saltillo, Volker Gries, Temps fete Douarnenez 2016 , 07/2016

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Volker Gries,
Temps fete Douarnenez 2016,
07/2016

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Saltillo
Registered port:Bilbao
Nation:SPAIN
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Year built:1932
Yard:G. de Vries Lentsch, Amsterdam, NL
Overall length:26.25 m
Length (hull):20.14 m
Breadth:5.25 m
Draught:2.88 m
Sail area:200 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:150 PS
Engine:Volvo Penta

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 04 Nov 2002

  • constructed at the shipyard G. de Vries Lentsch in Amsterdam, NL after plans by the naval architect E.P. Hart.
  • initially owned by the Englishman D. Lawrie, but for sale only after a year.
  • 1934 acquired by D. Pedro Galíndez, renamed the "Saltillo" after the residence of the owner, what means as far as forecastle in English.
  • 1936 damaged by a bomb in the Civil War, repaired until the end of war.
  • used as private yacht and participation in many regattas.
  • 1946 D. Pedro J. Galíndez gives the boat to D. Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona.
  • 1948 accompanying participation in the first Olympic Games after the war.
  • continuing use as a yacht and for match races and regattas as member of the Real Sporting Club.
  • 1958 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to News York.
  • 1962 the wedding between D. Juan Carlos de Borbón and Dña. Sofía of Greece is celebrated in Athens.
  • 1963 voyage to England.
  • 1968 D. Pedro Galíndez donates the "Saltillo" to the Official School of Nautical Science, she started a career as a sail training ship
  • 1987/88 begin of the overhaul and continuing restoration in shipards, after a few years in drydock "Saltillo" was restored until 1998 with important contribution by the Dept. of Transport of the Basque Government.
  • today used by students of the High Tech School of Nautical Science and Marine Engineering in Bilbao, participated the Cutty-Sark-Tallships-Race 2002.

Contact:

Website (español/euskara, 01 Jan 2010):
http://www.nautika-itsasontzi-makineria.ehu.es/p218-content/es/contenidos/informacion/cnmn_practicas_buque/es_practica/velero_saltillo.html
Saltillo: website by the operator with early and recent history, technical specification