The Club Med 2, one of the largest sailing vessels in the world, pictured here alongside the key nº 2 of Pontinha breakwater, in Funchal, was my manoeuvre of the day.
Built in 1992 on the Havre, in France, she's one of our "twice-a-year" visitors. During the Northern Hemisphere Summer this five-mast ship stays in the European waters, navigating mostly on the Mediterranean, and heading to the Caribbean in October.
Ship's name: Club Med 2
IMO number: 9007491
Type: Cruise ship
LOA: 187 mts
Beam: 20 mts
Gross tonnage: 14983
Displacement: 7671.1 tons (light ship)
Max draft on manoeuvre: 5.30 mts
Propulsion: Diesel-electric, two variable, inward turning, pitch propellers, total propulsion power: 5890 KW
Rigging: Five mast schooner, about 2400m2 sail area.
Rudder: 2 Becker rudders
Bow thruster: 1 (1000 HP)
Stern thruster: 1 (800HP)
Picture taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 and post-processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, ver. 4.1