Pelican of London
Formerly an Arctic fishing trawler and then a coastal trading vessel, Pelican of London was transformed in to a sail training ship in 2007.
She is unique among square riggers in that her sleek hull form comes from the speedy greyhound clippers of the 19th century, giving her a real turn of speed. A long poop deck was added later.
Meanwhile her barquentine rig and sail plan is derived from the Barbary Coast pirate ships.
Name: Pelican of London
Year built: 1948
Home port: Weymouth
Rig: Barquentine 3
Entered by: Adventure Under Sail Ltd
Number of trainees: 32
Number of permanent crew: 7
Event Date: Friday 25th May – Monday 28th May 2018
Location: Albert Dock