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French-built ketch Arawak hails from the Union et Travail shipyard in Les Sables-d’Olonne and was built as a tuna fishing boat for work in the Bay of Biscay.

She also previously plied the waters around Brittany, before being bought by Christian and Suzanne de Parada in 1986 and transformed to help to train young people to sail.

Name: Arawak

Class: B

Nationality: France

Year built: 1954

Home port: Laurient, France

Rig: Gaff Ketch

Height: 22.69m

Length: 20.83m

Entered by: Cap Archipels

Number of trainees: 16

Number of permanent crew: 4

Event Date: Friday 25th May – Monday 28th May 2018

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