Hundreds of people came this Sunday to the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to visit the Cuauhtemoc. The training ship of the Mexican Navywhich arrived on the Island this Friday, has generated great expectation among residents and tourists in the area.
The one known as ‘The Knight of the Seas’ It will remain in the port until Tuesday, September 19, and can be visited during business hours. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.although during this weekend and tomorrow, Monday, the access to the interior until 8:00 p.m..
The training ship is 90 meters long, 12 meters wide, three masts and 23 sails. It is precisely there where one of its most spectacular maneuvers can be seen: some cadets climb dozens of meters above the ground, becoming one of the visitors’ favorite moments.
Cuauhtémoc’s journey began on April 1, from Acapulco, in his country. From that moment on, after visiting the United States and Cuba, she began her trip to Europe. After docking in places like France or the United Kingdom, she arrived in Spain (Gijón, Ibiza, La Coruña and Cádiz), arriving in Tenerife on Friday. During its journey, a total of 247 days, the ship will dock in 18 ports in 13 different countries.
During their long journey, the 112 cadets of the fourth year of the Heroic Naval Military School of Mexico will apply the knowledge they have acquired throughout their career. The sailboat, conceived by Naval Engineer Juan José Alonso Verástegui and built at the Celaya Shipyards and Workshops, Bilbao in 1982, has sailed through the seas and oceans of the entire globe since its creation and can now be seen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.