Monthly Archives: April 2019

2019 RYC Junior Awards Picnic

BAP Union

The BAP Union sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge this morning at approximately 7 am.  Yeah, that is the crew standing way up there on those thingies that hold the sails. Oh, they’re called yardarms. Very cool.


From Wikipedia

BAP Unión is a training ship of the Peruvian Navy[12] built between 2012–2015 by Shipyard Marine Industrial Services of Peru, known as SIMA.[13] It is a four-masted, steel-hulled, class “A” barque,[14] composed of 38 steel modules.[8] It has a total length (including bowsprit) of 115.50 m (378 ft 11 in);[5][7][8] a beam of 13.50 m (44 ft 3 in);[8] a draft of 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in); an air draft of 53.50 m (175 ft 6 in); a displacement of 3,200 metric tonnes;[5][6] a speed of 12 knots (22 km/h) and a crew of 250 officers and trainees.[8] The ship’s name honors[15] a Peruvian corvette that took part in the first stage of the 1879–1883 War of the Pacific as part of a naval squadron under the command of Miguel Grau, a hero of the Peruvian Navy.[16]

Like other similar ships, Unión has been conceived not only for training purposes, but also to be a sailing ambassador for its home country.[17] Due to its features and dimensions, it has been considered (as of the date it was commissioned) the largest sail vessel in Latin America.[7][18][19]



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