The cover shot shows the Brazilian full rigger “CISNE BRANCO” at the start of the Klaipeda tall ships race 2017. To the left the German brig “Roald Amundsen” and to the right the Swedish brig “Tre Kronor” with her Stunsails set
ABOUT THE SHIP
Cisne Branco was built in Amsterdam, Netherlands by the Damen Shipyard, a sister ship to the clipper “Stad Amsterdam”. Her keel was laid on 9 November 1998 and she was christened and launched on 4 August 1999. The ship’s design is inspired by the clippers of the 19th century and she is the third Brazilian Navy sail-training vessel to carry this famous name. After her launch she started her maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to Brazil, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of that country by the Portuguese Admiral Pedro Álvares Cabral. Cisne Branco is normally used in national and international representation activities to showcase the Brazilian Navy and Brazilian culture. She is also used as an instructional sailing ship by the cadets of the Brazilian Naval School, Academy of Merchant Marine, and other naval schools.
Rig: Full Rigger