Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Juan Sebastian de Elcano"

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Juan Sebastian de Elcano, Volker Gries, Kieler Woche 2005 , 06/2005

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Volker Gries,
Kieler Woche 2005,
06/2005

Juan Sebastian de Elcano, Volker Gries, Tall Ships Race 2012, Saint-Malo, FRA , 07/2012

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Volker Gries,
Tall Ships Race 2012, Saint-Malo, FRA,
07/2012

Juan Sebastian de Elcano, Volker Gries, Tall Ships Race 2012, Saint-Malo, FRA , 07/2012

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Volker Gries,
Tall Ships Race 2012, Saint-Malo, FRA,
07/2012

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Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Juan Sebastian de Elcano
Registered port:San Fernando
Nation:SPAIN
Type of rigging:4-MAST-TOPPSEGELSCHONER
Year built:1927
Yard:Echevarrieta y Larrinaga yard, Cadiz, Spain
Overall length:112.80 m
Length (hull):94.11 m
Breadth:13.15 m
Draught:7.45 m
Sail area:2467 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:1500 PS
Engine:Sulzer Bazan Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 31 Aug 2007

  • "Juan Sebastian de Elcano" is the Spanish navy's schoolship used for the training of cadets from the Naval Academy of Marín and as goodwill ambassador for her country.
  • designed and built by Echevarrieta y Larrinaga in Cadiz, SPA; the rig was designed by the English yacht designer and builder Camper & Nicholson's, keel laid in November 1925, launch in March 1927 and commissioned by the Spanish navy in August 1928.
  • frequently undertakes long voyages, e.g. on her maiden voyage she circumnavigated the globe and did so several times again.
  • she has taken part in many regattas, such as the 1976 American Bicentennial Tall Ships Race, the 1988 Australian bicentenary celebrations in Sydney and was the flag-ship at the Grand Columbus Regatta in 1992, she participated the Sail Osaka 1997 and sailed the Tall Ships 2000 race from Cadiz to Bermuda, took part in the OpSail 2000 events in various US ports.
  • one of the oldest schoolship currently in service but is maintained in top condition and was given major refits in 1956 and 1978.
  • won the International Sail Training Association's Boston Teapot Trophy for the best 124-hour run under sail of the year in 1974, 1979, 1997, 1999.
  • named after the seamen Juan Sebastian de Elcano (~1476-1526) who participated in the first circumnavigation of the globe by a fleet of 5 ships commanded by Ferdinand Magellan from 1519 to 1522, after the death of Magellan de Elcano took the command of what remained of the fleet and reached home with the "Victoria", the sole remaining ship.

Contact:

Website (español, 04 Mar 2007):
http://personales.mundivia.es/medusa/
Juan Sebastian de Elcano: history, technical characteristics, about her mission and photos

Website (español, 05 Apr 2013):
http://www.elcano.com.es/new
Juan Sebastian de Elcano: history, technical specification, many photos

Literature for further reading:

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Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 308 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Beken of Cowes, Eric C. Abranson
"Segelschiffe der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1995 ISBN: 3-89225-314-5
(engl. Originalausgabe: "Sailing Ships of the World", 1992, Thomas Reed Publications Ltd.)
Page: 116 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Ollivier Puget
"Windjammer der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1999 ISBN: 3-89225-396-X
(franz. Originalausgabe: "Les Plus Beaux Voiliers Du Monde", 1997)
Page: 98 Source with picture Source with history

Giancarlo Schiavoni
"Unter Segeln, die grossen Windjammer auf den Weltmeeren"
Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1994 ISBN: 3-7822-0605-3
(ital. Originalausgabe: "La nave a vela")
Page: 47, 136 Source with picture Source with history

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 195, 196 Source with picture
(kurzer beschreibender Text)

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
(http://www.tallshipsinternational.com/)
Page: 100 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 345 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
(17th Edition)
Page: 182 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact