Tall ship in Funchal for four days
The navy school training ship NRP Sagres, which left Lisbon last Sunday, will dock in Funchal today – one of many visits reported here over the years, the most recent being last July when it also visited Porto Santo.
The purpose of this trip is to participate in the commemorations of the 200 Years of Independence of Brazil and, at the same time, carry out an instructional trip for the 2nd-year cadets of the Naval School. Its first stopover is in Porto do Funchal from 29 July to 1 August 2022.
The trip planning, in addition to the Port of Funchal, also includes stays in Salvador da Baía, Rio de Janeiro and Mindelo (Cape Verde). The voyage takes place between the 24th of July and the 20th of October, with a total duration of 88 days, of which 74 will be spent at sea, thus contributing to a navigation time of approximately 1,800 hours and a total distance covered of 9,320 nautical miles.
NRP Sagres open to visitors 30th & 31st July
The NRP Sagres is a large sailboat with 90 meters in length, four masts and a barge frame, built at the Blohm & Voss shipyards, in Germany, having been launched on October 30, 1937. She will be 85 years old this year, 60 of which have been at the service of Portugal.
During your stay in the Port of Funchal, the ship will be open to visitors on the 30th and 31st of July, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The school ship Sagres is commanded by Frigate Captain Mário António Fonte Domingues and has a garrison of 157 elements, of which 46 are 2nd year Cadets at the Naval School.