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SIMON BOLIVAR


Vessel stats

Class A
Nationality Venezuela
Year Built 1980
Rig Barque

Specification


  • Name: SIMON BOLIVAR
  • Class: A
  • Nationality: Venezuela
  • Year built: 1980
  • Home port: Caracas
  • Rig: Barque
  • Height: 38.41 m
  • Length: 72.00 m
  • Entered by: Armada Bolivariana de Venezuela

About


  • Number of trainees: 94
  • Number of permanent crew: 99

Tall ship races and regattas


Biography


One of four very similar barques built in Spain for Latin American navies, the Simon Bolivar is a cadet sail training ship and floating ambassador for Venezuela.  She is named after the famous Venezuelan military and political leader in the early 1800s, who is credited with liberating much of Latin America from Spanish domination.  She undertakes one long training programme every year, enabling her to take part in many tall ship events around the world.