Within the framework of the commemorations of the V Centenary of the First Around the World of the Magellan-Elcano Expedition, today the arrival of the impressive training ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano in Tenerife has been captured.
In addition, today there will be a meeting at sea with the training ship “Juan Sebastián de Elcano”which will be found shuffling the coast of Tenerife to the south.
The reason for this tribute is to remember that Santa Cruz de Tenerife was the first port of call for Magellan’s expedition, on September 30, 1519, before crossing the Atlantic, in a feat that would culminate in the first circumnavigation of the history.
The “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” is carrying out its 94th training cruise, the third and last in a row of those scheduled as part of the allegorical acts for the V Centenary of the First Around the World that have taken place between 2020 and 2022.
Today, Tuesday, March 29, starting at 3:00 p.m., a brief conference is scheduled on such a remarkable feat on board the BAM “Rayo”, which will be docked at the Llanos dock in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and then , departure to sea to meet the school ship, returning to port at the end.
Likewise, the docking and arrival of the Juan Sebastián de Elcano school search engine in Tenerife is planned in the same place at 7:00 p.m.
However, the expedition Magellan-Elcano It is considered one of the most important naval feats in the history of mankind, being the starting point of the era of exploration of the Pacific and in which the members of the expedition showed great courage and courage that surprised the world.
Return of Juan Sebastián de Elcano to Tenerife: there are already more than 60 times
Ignacio Paz García is the commander of the Juan Sebastián de Elcano training ship, the oldest “not old” of its kind and which has made Santa Cruz the most visited city in its 90 years. Today Juan Sebastián Elcano returns to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and there are already more than 60 times.
The first time it did so was on its maiden voyage in 1928. Elcano’s visit served to learn not only a little about its history and its work as a training ship, but also its mission as ambassador of the V centenary of the first trip around the world started by Magellan and concluded by the sailor who gives it its name, Juan Sebastián de Elcano.
Santa Cruz is part of the World Network of Magellan Cities and in 2019 assumed the organization of events in the city on the occasion of this anniversary. Thus, as announced by the official chronicler of the city, José Manuel Ledesma, “the first of the commemorative acts that we are going to celebrate will be the placement of a sculpture of the figurehead of this ship in the port-city link, right in front of the Cabildo”.
A mask in which the goddess Minerva can be seen, the name with which he was going to be baptized and that was finally changed to that of Juan Sebastián de Elcano. This sculpture will be joined by talks and workshops in different parts of the capital and especially in high schools. In addition, added Ledesma, the La Recova Art Center will host an exhibition of ancient nautical instruments and a regatta between the ports of Santa Cruz and Granadilla, will complete this commemoration that will last three years, the same as the first circumnavigation of the world.