Monday, July 16, 2012

"EL FAR CONSORTIUM" at Barcelona

Formed by the Catalonia government to promote and develop sea and coastal venues, the EL FAR CONSORTIUM provides training and develop economic and environmental projects from the city and its member institutions, working areas contemplate, a shipyard school, nautical projects and a traditional sailing school. Photos of traditional sailing craft, 30.6.2012 and 4.7.2012, Barcelona

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Galleon "LA PEPA" at Barcelona

Seen here yesterday at Barcelona is the Spanish Galleon "LA PEPA". The ship is a replica of the most Universal Spanish Ships for more than three centuries, they formed the so-called "INDIES FLEET" which sailed from Seville to North America, Panama and Mexico, from where they linked with the Pacific Ocean. "LA PEPA" was built between 2008 and 2010, the ship is 49.40 meters in length  and is 589 GRT. "LA PEPA" has already sailed more than 25.000 miles having received over 600.000 visitors. Photos taken in Barcelona, 30.6.2012 where she was opened to the public