Oslo. Cristian Radich sailing ship
Near from minesweeper Alta is another famous ship (map) parking. To find it is not always possible, it is often found in cruise, but today I was lucky. The sailship "Christian Radich" was built in 1937 at Framnæs shipyard Mekanikske Værksted in Sandefjord on the means of the Christian Radich, a lumberman and philanthropist. The ship was used as a training ship for the training of merchant seamen.
During the occupation of Norway the vessel was requisitioned by the German Navy and was used as a submarine base. At the end of the war, the ship was hit by bombs in the German port Flensburg, rolled and lost the mast. After the war the vessel was restored in 1947 and again took on Board the cadets.
"Christian Radich" — a regular participant in sailing races. Since 1956 the sailboat has received more than 30 awards. In 1976 he participated in the transatlantic race on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the USA, then walked on the Great lakes to Duluth on lake superior.
In 1978-1980, the ship made an extended cruise in the West Indies and passed along the Western and Eastern coasts of the United States. In the early 80's the ship rose on the overhaul and modernization, and again went to sea in 1983. In 1986, the sailing vessel again visited new York on the occasion of the centennial of the statue of Liberty.
Over time, the tonnage of the fleet grew and the number of crews, thanks to modern technology, has decreased significantly. The fleet is now more need for engineers than the sailors who know how to handle the sails, and the sea state funding for schools was reduced. The sailboat took under his patronage the Christian Radich Foundation, created to preserve the ship and Maritime traditions.
to recoup some of the costs, the sailboat began to make cruises. During this period the ship participated in the filming of the movie Windjammer.
In the 1990s during the winter, the ship went on a cruise to the Canary and Azores Islands, and in summer in the Mediterranean with students 16-18 years who have taught both General education and Maritime practice.
Since 1996, the ship became accessible to all wishing to join a sailing romance and strap age limit lowered to 12 years. As there are no restrictions for the fairer sex - in the cadets a lot of women.
Sailboat has a displacement of 1100 tons, the total length 73.5, housing length 62.5 meters. 9.76 width and draught of 4.72 metres. Sail area of 1,360 square meters. The engine is 450 HP the Ship has a professional team of 16 people and takes on Board 88 cadets.