Beautiful Polish tall ships

Cape Town plays host to famous Polish tall ship

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Dar Młodzieży, one of the most famous and beautiful Polish tall ships, is calling at the Cape Town port from today to Friday (15 – 17 August 2018). The visit it part of an “independence sail” to celebrate the 100thanniversary of Poland’s regained independence, says the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa).

Cape Town is among 22 ports Dar Młodzieży will visit on its journey.  It will also stop in Tallinn, Copenhagen, Stavanger, Bremenhaven, Bordeaux, Tenerife, Dakar, Mauritius, Jakarta, Singapore, Shanghai, Osaka, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Acapulco, Panama, Miami, Ponta Delgada and London.

Events to mark and celebrate the centenary of Poland’s regained independence will take part in every port.

During its 10-month cruise, approximately 1 000 people will be involved in manning the tall ship, around 600 of them being maritime students. The remaining participants won their spots on the ship in a competition which tested their knowledge about Polish history and naval science.

Dar Młodzieży  will be open to the general public today, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at the V & A Waterfront, on jetty two inside ( behind the super yacht Enigma) from Bollard 7 – 13, Samsa says.

Visitors will have a unique opportunity to visit the ship, talk to the crew, get acquainted with Polish culture and traditions as well as listen to amazing stories about sailing, sea adventures and the ship itself.

“This is an amazing opportunity for Capetonians to return to the glorious age of sail and get an up close and personal look at a traditionally-rigged sailing vessel that was a common visitor to Cape Town in the distant past,” says Samsa Chief Operations Officer Sobantu Tilayi. “It is sure to be an informative and entertaining occasion and we urge Capetonians to take advantage of the opportunity.”

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