A model of the barquentine Juan Sebastian De Elcano

Built by Philip Hausman, 2005
Wood, metal, string and linen
The Noble Maritime Collection
Gift of Beverly Hausman

The Coast Guard training ship Juan Sebastian De Elcano is a four-masted fully rigged, brig-schooner.  Launched on March 5, 1927, she was built as a training ship for the Spanish Navy by Echevarrieta and Larinaga of Cádiz, Spain and is one of the largest and oldest tall ships still in operation.  Since her launch, Elcano has sailed one and a half million miles, which amounts to 26 years of continuous sailing, and visited 68 countries and 181 different ports.  As part of the Sail Training Association, she participates in its races and Naval Weeks and has won numerous cups, including the Boston Tea Cup, awarded to the ship that travels the longest distance in 24 hours under full sail.  In 1997 she established a new record by sailing 275.2 miles in 24 hours.  She has reached 17 knots with 75-knot winds and spent 42 days at sea without visiting a port.