Tall Ship Nao Trinidad [submitted]

Tall Ship Nao Trinidad

Tours and fundraising gala in Georgetown in September

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Kings Playhouse, Three Rivers Sportsplex, Georgetown Port and Georgetown and Area Development Corporation will welcome Tall Ship Nao Trinidad to Georgetown from September 22–25.

Nao Trinidad was the flagship of Magellan’s expedition that led to the first circumnavigation of the earth, confirming for the first time that the world was round, which many take as the greatest maritime achievement of all time. This year marks the 500th anniversary of this epic adventure and it is celebrated with an extensive exhibition on board about the expedition. Out of five ships that sailed out of Spain, Nao Trinidad was one of the only two vessels that accomplished the expedition’s goal: getting to the spice islands (currently Indonesia) by sailing west.

This replica weighs 150 tons, is 93 feet in length, and has a 26 foot beam, three masts and a bowsprit. The height of the mainmast is more than 82 feet, five sails and five decks, built with exquisite work in Iroko (African hardwood) and pinewood. This ship has sailed to many different ports across the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic European Coast as a training vessel and floating museum.

The Nao Trinidad will be open for tours September 23–25 from 10 am–6 pm each day. A portion of all ticket sales will support Three Rivers Sportsplex in Georgetown. 

On September 22, Kings Playhouse will host the fundraising gala, Tall Ship and Tapas, featuring live entertainment and authentic Spanish cuisine.