The nao Victoria will sail tomorrow from Colindres towards San Vicente de la Barquera, next stop of the great tour of Spain that is being carried out within the framework of the activities of the national commission for the commemoration of the V Centennial of the First World Tour, to spread this event and the implication in it of Spaniards coming from the different communities of our country.
It is the legendary ship that between 1519 and 1522 achieved the greatest maritime feat in history: the First World Tour of Magallanes and Elcano. An expedition of more than three years that for the first time managed to embrace the planet and navigate its great oceans. An unprecedented maritime adventure that only 18 men, of the 245 crew that started the trip, managed to finish.
Among these 18 men is a Cantabrian, JUAN DE SANTANDER, a native of Cueto, a sailor of this nao Victoria, who commanded Juan Sebastián Elcano to return to Seville on September 8, 1522, culminating the feat. Two other Cantabrians, Gutiérrez and Pedro de Laredo, were among the crew of the expedition.
All this history and the ship that starred it can be known in San Vicente de la Barquera. The nao Victoria will dock tomorrow at its fishing dock where the next days from July 26 to July 31 the public will be able to get on board, walk its decks, learn about its extraordinary journey and that of the sailors who played it. A boat of 26 meters in length and 7 in length of pine and oak, where visitors can also admire its shapes and details, the living conditions of the crew that makes it almost
five centuries they managed to surround the planet, and in their winery experience the experiences of the men and women who today make up their crew.