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First Celestial Navigation Course for Beginners

The first Celestial Navigation Course for Beginners, held aboard the Giraldilla in Puerto Sherry, starts on 1 May. The course will be given by Victor Páez, from 9.30am to 5.30pm. What will you learn? How people used to navigate before they had electronic systems, basic concepts of coastal navigation. Introduction to the sextant, its parts …

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‘Gipsy’, the return of Elcano’s sister to the Bay of Cádiz

When the training ship ‘Juan Sebastián Elcano’ was built in 1927 in Cádiz shipyard, owned at that time by Horacio Echevarrieta, some of the material used to build one of today’s symbols of the Spanish Navy was left over. When the Basque businessman saw that there was hardly any activity going on in the factory, …

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First workshop organised by the Fundación Vela Clásica de España

Celestial Navigation Course in Puerto Sherry aboard the Giraldilla On 1 May, the first workshop organised by the Fundación Vela Clásica de España took place in Puerto Sherry. It was a celestial navigation course for beginners, aboard the historic Giraldilla, a classic vessel launched in 1963. Victor Paez, a Maritime Transport student in Cádiz, taught …

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Classic sailing boat maintenance. How is it done?

In the Foundation’s Maintenance Division, the work performed on classic vessels is taken very seriously. It is a slow process that requires a lot of patience from the professionals who are in charge of restoration work. To return long-lasting splendour to a classic boat, there are four essential steps. Below is a step-by-step description of …

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MARQUEES | Caring for classic boats in the Foundation’s Maintenance Division

According to Master Carlos Sindín, as regards boat maintenance, ‘The best way to work with the products and obtain the maximum performance from the materials is to do it in a marquee. This way, you don’t depend on the weather, the materials reach the stable temperature they need, which means that the work is more …

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