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VELA

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USCG Certification

MCA (UK) inspected Small Commercial Vessel up to 24 meters load line

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S/Y VELA

S/Y Vela is the sister ship to S/Y Argo. She is a two-masted staysail schooner that measures 112-ft overall and accommodates twenty six students and seven professional crew on ocean voyages around the globe. She is certified and inspected by the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency as a Category “0” vessel, allowing her unrestricted operation in the world’s oceans. Sailing under the Sea|mester flag, Vela will circumnavigates the globe offering students the chance to cross oceans while furthering their educational and personal goals in a highly experiential college-level academic setting.

Specifications

Flag: Virgin Islands (British)
Rig: Staysail Schooner
Homeport: North Sound, Tortola
Sparred Length: 112
LOA: 112'
LOD: 94'
LWL: 71'
Draft: 10
Beam: 25
Rig height: 102
Freeboard: 6
Sail Area: 4,700
Tons: 130
Hull: Steel

Facts

Who Sails? High School, College, 12th grade students, high school graduates, college age students
Program Type: Experiential education semesters for high school graduates and college students; accredited academics with sail and scuba training, service projects and adventure travel
Normal cruising waters: Worldwide
Season: Year-round
Built: 2018
Crew: 7
Contact: Seamester Programs
Tel: 9419242900
E-mail: info@seamester.com
Website: https://seamester.com/

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