Replica Cornish Privateer visits Funchal

Promotional project featuring premium products

Grayhound replica Cornish privateerBoth JM and the Diario report that the sailboat “Grayhound“, a replica Cornish privateer, made a stopover in the port of Funchal yesterday, arriving from mainland Portugal. It left later on its way to the Azores, promoting traditional Madeira wine, in partnership with the company Vinhos Barbeito.

The British registered 33 metre-long sailboat and wooden hull and rig is a replica of the three-masted Cornish Privateer sailboat from 1776, having been built “in the old fashion” between 2010 and 2012 by its owner and captain Marcus Rowen.

It is linked to several promotional projects of premium products characteristic of each region, as well as international freight transport projects such as Caribbean rum, Portuguese and French wine, cocoa and coffee from South America and the Caribbean, and Azorean tea. The project is being run in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way, minimizing its environmental footprint.

In addition to this activity, Grayhound is a frequent participant in festivals and regattas of classic sailing vessels in various parts of the world, with a special focus on its home port, Douarnenez, in France. Following the stop at the port of Funchal, this boat goes to Ponta Delgada, in the Azores, to load tea, then climbing in Douarnenez, France, and finally returning to Penzance, UK.

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