Large Sailing Ships Programme
After voyaging all over Europe, taking part in numerous events and classic ship races and offering education based on adventure and personal development, the Atyla returned to its home base at Itsasmuseum in September 2019 to winter here. While it is moored at our dock, it will be offering guided tours, open days and other activities for schools, associations and lovers of the sea in general. This impressive, two-masted, classic vessel was built in the Basque port of Lekeitio between 1980 and 1984. It has a length of 31m and a beam of 7m.
From September 6th to 10th, the training ship Georg Stage docked at Itsasmuseum in the first visit of this 54-meter long frigate to Bilbao. The ship left the Frederikshavn Shipyard (Denmark) in 1934. The first "Georg Stage" was launched in 1882 and became one of the first ships to be used exclusively for the training of young seafarers. Apparently, the Danish shipowner Frederick Stage and his wife had it built in memory of their 22-year-old son Georg, thus initiating a philanthropic project to help young people who, like their son, loved the sea.
From July 18 to 21, the tuna ship MATER, converted into an Ecoactive Museum Ship, returned to Itsasmuseum with its initiative Zero Zabor Uretan 2022. During its stay, it offered a program of open activities with the aim of raising awareness about the situation of the seas and the environment: workshops and children's games in the port, visits to the ship or a march of marine giants, among other proposals.
On July 29 and 30, the frigate Shtandart, a faithful replica of the first frigate of the Baltic Fleet, built in 1703 by order of Tsar Peter the Great, revisited Itsasmuseum. The ship, named after the imperial standard, was launched in 1703 at the Olonets shipyard and captained by the Tsar himself on his first military mission in the Baltic Sea.
On July 12, the museum received the Saltillo training ship and hosted one of the public open days of the course A University that looks to the sea: sailing for knowledge on the Saltillo training ship, in the presentation of the first edition of the UNUM-Cross-border Summer Courses.