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8.-11. August 2019

Ship data: The "Kapitan Borchardt"

The restaffed three-mast schooner comes just from its home port in Szczecin, after participating in this years‘ Tall Ship Races. The ship gladly welcomes visitors on board and offers both day and night trips.

The crew of the ‚Kapitan Borchardt‘ (from left to right): Tomasz Woloszko, Dominik Skupin, Aleksandra Bukala, Konrad Bukala, Mat Czeskaw Jabkonski, Malgorzata Kowaliw, Bootsmann Piotr Kowaliw and Kapitän Wojtek Zientara. Picture by: Frederike Schirra The crew of the ‚Kapitan Borchardt‘ (from left to right): Tomasz Woloszko, Dominik Skupin, Aleksandra Bukala, Konrad Bukala, Mat Czeskaw Jabkonski, Malgorzata Kowaliw, Bootsmann Piotr Kowaliw and Kapitän Wojtek Zientara. Picture by: Frederike Schirra

This nearly 100-year-old sailing ship is named after Borchardt, who was born in 1905 and founded the Polish sailing academy. The ship was built as a sailing freighter in 1918. An auxillary engine was installed in 1924, a little later the modification into a motor frighter followed. In 1989, the conversion into a passenger ship occured, whereby the former holds became cabines. The ‚Kapitan Borchardt‘ has already raised the flag of the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden, before it was transferred into Polish ownership in 2011.

The crew was able to achieve notable successes and became the winner in the first and second race in her class B at this years‘ Tall Ship Races. In the overall ranking of class B she became second. She gained the fourth place in the general ranking of the TSR.

Wojtek Zientara is the captain of the ship. He’s on board since May 2017 and it’s his first time visiting the Hanse Sail. The ship itself takes part once again. Furthermore, the crew consists of three fixed members. Beneath the captain there are a boatswain, an engineer and a cook, as well as two to five volunteers.

One of them is Gerhard Schwarz. He’s from Berlin and a sailor himself, who went on board in Szczecin. It’s his first time on the ‚Kapitan Borchardt‘. „It has been my dream to sail with a tradtitional ship.“. Due to this trip he was able to realize this dream. He will leave the ship here, explore Rostock and then go back home to Berlin. Schwarz can deeply recommend a cruise with the ‚Kapitan Borchardt‘. „The journey on a tradtional ship is a true experience.“. The perspective from the vessel is extraordinary. While sailing, one has to expose oneself to the nature and engage in it.

There are some rare places for todays‘ trip (18.00-22.00) left. You can book tickets online or on-site, at the Tall Ship reservation centre in the city harbour of Rostock, as well as at the passenger quay in Warnemünde.

Frederike Schirra

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