Sailboat ‘Fryderyk Chopin’ in Palma

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The Polish training ship ‘Fryderyk Chopin’ has just dropped anchor in front of es Molinar in the Bay of Palma.

the Sailboat 55.4 meters long was built by the International Class Afloat Foundation from drawings of a 19th century ship and was launched at the Dora shipyard in Gdansk in 1992. It was designed by Zygmund Choren and has 21 sails.

It bears the name of the famous composer, Frédéric Chopinwho lived in Majorca between November 1838 and February 1839 with his wife, George Sand.

The ‘Fryderyk Chopin’ belongs to the European School of Maritime Law and Administration in Warsaw and has made many voyages across different seas and oceans, including crossing Cape Horn, but she once got into serious trouble.

On October 29, 2010, the captain made a distress call after the ship lost both masts in a heavy storm, 100 miles off the Isles of Scilly. She was eventually rescued by a fishing boat and towed to Falmouth, England.

The ‘Fryderyk Chopin’ won the Tall Ships Race in 2012, 2015 and 2019 and the Boston Teapot Trophy in 2019

She is currently on a training trip in Mediterranean waters and has on board around forty young cadets as well as 8 professional sailors, who provide qualifying training based on the Ecole Bleue program.

She docked in Cartagena and Barcelona before arriving in Palma.

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