Ecuadorian Tall Ship BAE GUAYAS Docks at the Inner Harbor

| May 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

From Sail Baltimore:

Welcome to Baltimore, BAE GUAYAS of Ecuador!

The ship has arrived in the outer harbor ahead of their visit. Change of plans, they will be moving to the Inner Harbor & docking at 4 PM TODAY, Sunday, May 19. The official welcome ceremony will take place tomorrow, on the promenade at 11:30 AM.

GUAYAS will be open for FREE deck tours Tuesday-Wednesday from 10 AM to 4 PM. We will post additional updates as we have them.

From Wikipedia:

Guayas is a sail training ship of the Ecuadorian Navy. Launched in 1976, it was named in jointly in honor of Chief Guayas, the Guayas river, and Guayas, the first steamship that was constructed in South America in 1841, and is displayed on the Ecuadorian coat of arms.[2] The ship’s home base is Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Description

Guayas is a three-masted barque with a steel hull that can display a sailing area of 1,410 square metres (15,200 sq ft).[2] The main mast reaches 38 metres (124 ft 8 in) over deck. The ship carries a crew of about 120 sailors as well as eighty cadets under the leadership of about 35 officers. Guayas is one of four sailing ships that were built by Astilleros Celaya S.A. in Bilbao, Gloria (Colombia) being the most similar ship;[2]the other two sister ships are Simón Bolívar (Venezuela), and Cuauhtémoc (Mexico). These four ships basic design is very similar to Blohm & Voss’ Gorch Fock that was built more than four decades earlier.[3]

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