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Peruvian Tall Ship ‘Union’ Headed for the Bay

Early Friday morning, the Peruvian tall ship Union will sail under the Golden Gate Bridge. For those of you early birds out there, the Union is expected to hit the Bay at approximately 7:15 a.m. on the 26th. At 378-ft, the Union is a newish training ship for the Peruvian Navy staffed with 210 crew.

The Union will surely be a sight to see on the Bay.
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The Union will be at pier 15-17 at the Embarcadero, and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 27 and 28. The ship will depart on Monday, April 29 at 8 a.m.

“The Sailing School Ship carries 106 Cadets in their final year of Naval Academy,” a press release said. “Union is a tall ship Ambassador to Peru, sailing to expose cadets to other countries and cultures while giving them hands-on exposure to traditional sailing.” Union’s mission is to teach cadets how to sail without electronics, how to work as a team and how to appreciate life at sea. “Cadets embark on this sail as one of their final rites of passage before graduating to junior officer status.”

Union is on a 14,500-nautical-mile voyage — she’s arriving from San Diego and will be sailing on to Vancouver.

1 Comment

  1. Emma Koelling 4 years ago

    Beautiful ship. The ship, along with the cadets have been and still are the joy and pride of Peru.

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