sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Victoria, circumnavigator, crosses the Atlantic in style
Victoria, circumnavigator, crosses the Atlantic in style


'Victoria, about to set out on an armchair adventure, with some very strange company'    .

Ferdinand Magellan would be astonished. The sailing ship Victoria (Nao Vittoria), a replica of the sailing ship which was the first to successfully circumnavigate the world, is having a cushy ride across the Atlantic, courtesy of of the DYT Yacht Transport's semi-submersible yacht carrier, from Palma de Mallorca to Port Everglades in Florida.

And why? 'Although she can sail perfectly on her own keel, she would take nearly two months to get from Spain to Florida, so we decided to ship her to reduce the voyage time,' said Eduardo Almagro Blanco, the general manager for Fundacion NAO Victoria, the Spanish not-for-profit foundation that manages NAO Victoria along with El Galeon, another historic Spanish replica.

He added that the organisation chose DYT based on its credentials, unique float-on/float-off loading method, and timely schedule. DYT is best known for its fleet of unique ships that submerge to a draft required by the yachts loading to safely and easily sail on and off.

Upon her arrival in Port Everglades mid-December, the 25.9-meter sailing ship will sail to St. Augustine for the Christmas holiday before beginning a cultural exhibition tour that will take her along the coast of Florida and up the U.S. East Coast to educate the public about the first complete circumnavigation of the world by Magellan’s expedition in the 16th Century.

Victoria strutting her stuff -  .. .  


The original:
The original 85 ton NAO Victoria, launched in 1519, was one of five ships in the Portuguese explorer’s Spanish expedition to discover the passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans known as the Strait of Magellan. After his death, killed in the Philippines, and under the command of Juan Sebastian Elcano, it became the first ship in history to complete the 32,000-mile voyage in 1522 and the first ever to successfully circumnavigate the globe. While the expedition began with five ships the Victoria was the only ship to complete the voyage. In 1570, the original ship disappeared without a trace during a treacherous storm while underway from the Antilles to Seville

The replica:
The replica of the NAO Victoria was built for the Universal Exposition of Seville in 1992. Directed by Ignacio Fernandez Vial, extensive research and in-depth analysis was conducted on 164 written and iconographic documents from different Spanish historical archives, 126 drawings and engravings, 22 affidavits, 18 treaties on naval construction, and three wrecks. 'Florida residents and visitors are eager to participate in the unique experiences that the vessels from the NAO Victoria Foundation have to offer,' commented Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, continuing to say 'the overall cultural, historical and tourism benefit is exceptional.'

For more information on DYT, visit http://www.yacht-transport.com


by Des Ryan/Sail-World round-up

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117370

1:17 AM Fri 6 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

05 Nov 2013  Black Sea Regatta - 50 tall ships and you're invited!
03 Nov 2013  World's oldest sailing clipper in London for final farewell
27 Oct 2013  HMS Bounty - one year since her tragic sinking
12 Oct 2013  Tall Ships Festival about to arrive Auckland
11 Oct 2013  It's a first! Tall Ships set sail across the Tasman Sea to Auckland
06 Oct 2013  Sailing barge brings trading goods down the Hudson to New York
22 Sep 2013  World's oldest clipper starts her journey home to mother.
17 Sep 2013  Connecticut Schooner Festival
06 Sep 2013  Tall Ships Festival to Sail into Dana Point
01 Sep 2013  Maine's windjammers celebrated: Camden Windjammer Festival.
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





























































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,






ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT