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RUPEL


Vessel stats

Class B
Nationality Belgium
Year Built 1996
Rig Gaff Schooner 2

Specification


  • Name: RUPEL
  • Class: B
  • Nationality: Belgium
  • Year built: 1996
  • Home port: Boom, Belgium
  • Rig: Gaff Schooner 2
  • Height: 18.22 m
  • Length: 17.55 m
  • Entered by: Jan Vandenborne

About


  • Areas of operation: Northern Europe, Baltic
  • Number of trainees: 8
  • Number of permanent crew: 6
  • Blue Flag Member: Yes

Tall ship races and regattas


Blue flag scheme member


Biography


Rupel was built on the banks of the river Rupel by unemployed youngsters and launched in 1996.

The project to build this gaffed schooner provided these young people with skills that would help them find jobs more easily.

In the summer, Rupel sails the Belgian coastline and takes part in the Tall Ships’ Races and other events in Northern Europe.

Contact: jan_vandenborne@telenet.be