The cover shot shows Kapitan Borchardt at the start of the Halmstad tall ships race 2017, position 55º 10N 012º 56E

Built in Holland in 1918 she started life as “Nora” an ocean going sailing cargo vessel. During the war she was stationed in Gdynia, serving in the German Kriegsmarine as a training ship and after the war in Sweden as a trading vessel, before returning to Holland for a full refit. In 1989 she returned to Sweden where she was again refitted and served as a passenger charter vessel named “Nyajden” sailing the Baltic Sea from her home port of Stockholm. In 2011 she was acquired by Poland, renamed Kapitan Borchardt and has sailed under the Polish flag ever since.

Kapitan Borchardt
Kapitan Borchardt. Halmstad Race Start 2017. Position 55º 10N 012º 56E

Rig:  Gaff Schooner
LOA: 45m
Beam:  7m
Height:   20m
Depth: m
Sail Area:  600sqm


Kapitan Borchardt
Kapitan Borchardt
Halmstad Race Start 2017. Position 55º 10N 012º 56E


Richard Sibley

Photographer with a passion for photographing tall ships and traditional sailing boats

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