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Sailing Latin America 2018

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Sailing Latin America 2018

After the success from the “Sailing South America 2010”, the Latin-American Navies agreed during the XXV Naval Inter-American Conference - held in the year 2012 in Cancún (Mexico) - that every four years a meeting of tall ships, will be hold under the name of “Sailing Latin America”. Its purpose would be to reach out and to strengthen the bonds of friendship, between the different Navies and the population of the countries and ports visited.

The Chilean Navy took on the responsibility of organizing the event Sailing Latin America 2018, bearing in mind that this year the country celebrates its Bicentennial and the foundation of the Chilean Navy. Additionally we will commemorate 200 years of other significant milestones in the history of our Navy, such as the creation of the Naval Academy “Arturo Prat”, the formation of the Marine Corps, the Administration of Supply and the First National Squadron set sail.

“Sailing Latin America 2018 ” will gather a significant number of tall sailing ships of different places around the world, strengthening the brotherhood and fellowship among those participating and their Navies. These sailing ships will set sail for 157 days, in which they will navigate the waters that run along the coasts of Latin America, covering more than 12,000 nautical miles, equivalent to 19,312 kilometers.

The ships that are a part of this challenge will have the opportunity to visit the most important cities and ports of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Uruguay, Panama and Curaçao, countries that will open their ports to receive them and where thousands of people will be able to get to know and tour each of these sailing ships.

Executive Committee
Sailing Latin America 2018