New York is the 8th port of call of the Training Campaign 2017 for the Italian Navy
Training Ship Amerigo Vespucci
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From the 26th to the 31st July 2017, the Italian Navy Training Ship Amerigo Vespucci will be in New York in the United States, the eighth port of call of the Training Campaign 2017.
The Training Campaign on board the Amerigo Vespucci represents a key element in the cadet professional development, passing on the Italian Navy’s core values of love for the sea, ethics, loyalty and honor.
On the 19th of April the ‘most beautiful ship in the world’ set sail from the Italian Naval Base in La Spezia, to start the Training Campaign 2017 and visited so far two ports in Portugal (Sines and Funchal), then, after 20 days of navigation across the Atlantic ocean, Hamilton, in the Bermuda islands, and three ports of call in Canada: Halifax, Montreal and Quebec City.
New York is the second port of call in the U.S.A., after Boston.
During a port visit in Montreal (Canada) the 79 on-term volunteers (VFP4) of the 24th Course which had been on board since the unmooring from La Spezia, were replaced by the 125 Italian Naval Academy of Livorno (including 18 foreign cadets).
Navy cadets learn the basics of seamanship, they put into practice what has been studied so far in the books by getting familiar with the marine equipment, climbing up the masts, and using the sextant to calculate the position of the ship with the stars. They all have been splendidly promoting the Italian excellence and will go on upholding the prestige of the Italian Navy abroad through cultural and promotional events in collaboration with our diplomatic representations in host countries.
More than 25.000 visitors in the various ports have had the opportunity to appreciate her style, which is one of kind, and her fascinating timeless beauty.
On Wednesday July 26th at 15:00 local time (21:00 in Italy), the Commanding Officer of the Vespucci, Captain Angelo Patruno, will hold a press conference on board to present the ship and the Training Campaign 2017.
After New York, the Amerigo Vespucci will cross the Atlantic Ocean again, proceeding towards Ponta Delgada, in the Azores islands, keeping on representing our country and the ‘made in Italy’ in an unusual port of call for the Italian Navy.
Media coverage of the Training Campaign 2017 will be provided by RAI (RAI Italia and Linea Blu), Radio Rtl 102.5, RTV San MARINO, La Stampa, and Il Secolo XIX.
During her stay in New York, the Italian Navy Tall Ship Amerigo Vespucci will be moored at Pier 88 and will be open to the public on the following dates/times:
Tuesday 27 July: 14.30 – 18.30
Friday 28 July: 14.30 -18.30
Saturday 29 July: 14.30 – 16.30
Sunday 30 July: 14.30 – 18.30