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SORCA


Vessel stats

Class B
Nationality Canada
Year Built 1978
Rig Bm Schooner 2

Specification


  • Name: SORCA
  • Class: B
  • Nationality: Canada
  • Year built: 1978
  • Home port: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
  • Rig: Bm Schooner 2
  • Height: 0.00 m
  • Length: 13.26 m
  • Entered by: Think Sail Inc.

About


  • Areas of operation: Atlantic/Caribbean, North America East Coast, Canada
  • Number of trainees: 3
  • Number of permanent crew: 6
  • Showers: Yes

Tall ship races and regattas


Biography


Sorca was built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia by Murray Stevens. Four generations of the Stevens family have handcrafted Nova Scotia schooners – from Amos Stevens at the beginning of the century to his great-grandson Murray. The Stevens have earned a reputation of being world-class boat builders and have been described as building boats that have become an extension of themselves.


Originally built in 1978, Sorca (Gaelic word meaning “brightness”) was extensively upgraded at Berthon’s shipyard in the UK and is well proven in both coastal cruising and numerous safe, speedy trans-Atlantic crossings. In 1984 she sailed as a Tall Ship in the trans-Atlantic race from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool, England. Sorca returns as a Tall Ship vessel under the ownership of Think Sail Inc.