Zawisza Czarny leaving the harbour at Gdynia
|Owner:||Polish Scouting and Guiding Association, ZHP|
|Builder:||Remontowa Shipbuilding SA, Gdańsk|
|Class and type:||Sailing Yacht|
|Length:||42.70 m (140 ft 1 in)|
|Beam:||6.70 m (22 ft 0 in)|
|Draught:||4.60 m (15 ft 1 in)|
|Propulsion:||439 m2 (4,730 sq ft) Sail and 390 hp (290 kW) Krups diesel engine|
|Sail plan:||staysail schooner|
|Complement:||Up to 46|
Zawsisza Czarny used to be a fishing vessel. After that use it was rebuilt to become a sailing vessel. Three masts were fitted on it and the motor that was built in was an old motor from a U-boat.
One of the most interesting sailing voyages is certainly its trip to Cape Horn.
Remarkable are also the sailing trips during which half of the crew consisted of blind people.
The rig is one of a very rare kind. The three masts are rigged as a wishbone ketch. Only a few sailing vessels are using it today and it is mainly seen on smaller units.
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