Sailors train in Palma

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ANOTHER training ship, the fifth this summer, arrived in Palma Port at the weekend.
The 41-metre-long Corwith Cramer is a steel brigantine owned by the Sea Education Association (SEA) sailing school, named after SEA’s founding director. The ship´s home port is Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA and was designed by Wooden and Marean and built specifically as a research vessel for SEA by ASTACE in 1987 in Bilbao.
The tall ship, which can carry 38 people, already visited Palma last year and it is believed she needed some repairs this time.
The 280-tonne ship is used by students to carry out the practical part of their training in the ocean on a traditional sailing ship. Their courses combine technique with natural and social sciences.
The ship will sail from Barcelona on September 29 and is due to visit Palma again before travelling to Cadiz, Madeira and Las Palmas, where it will pick up another group of students before crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean.

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