The cover shot shows the Santa Maria Manuela competing in the North Sea regatta 2010, with the smaller British schooner TRINOVANTE in the background
About the ship
Constructed in steel, “SANTA MARIA MANUELA” was launched on the 10th of May 1937, having taken only 62 days to build. Line fishing from her dory’s, SMM is one of the last remaining ships of the legendary Portuguese White Fleet that worked the Newfoundland banks. After several alterations including the removal of her masts she eventually became obsolete and by 1993 close to complete destruction. The following year the Foundation Santa Maria Manuela was created, a project joining together 17 institutions for one purpose, to recover the ship; but it wasn’t until 2007 that the renovations began. They took 4 years to complete, the SMM is now uniquely qualified for ocean travel, events, parties and sail training.
Santa Maria Manuela, Sunderland tall ships race 2018
Port of Registration: Aveiro
Rig: 4 Masted Schooner
Sail Area 1130sqm