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SORCA

Flag Canada
Rig Schooner
Homeport Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Sparred Length 67
LOA
LOD 56.5
LWL 43.5
Draft 7
Beam 15
Rig Height
Freeboard 3.25
Sail Area 1700
Tons 26.57 GRT
Power 80 HP Diesel
Hull Wood
Four generations of the Stevens family have handcrafted sailing schooners – from Amos Stevens at the beginning of the century to his great-grandson Murray. The Stevens have earned a reputation of being world-class boat builders and have been described as building boats that have become an extension of themselves.

Originally built in 1978, Sorca (Gaelic word meaning “brightness”) was extensively updated and upgraded at Berthon’s shipyard in the UK and is well proven in both coastal cruising and numerous safe, speedy transatlantic crossings. In 1984 she sailed as a Tall Ship in the trans-Atlantic race from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool, England. Sorca returns as a Tall Ship vessel under the ownership of Think Sail Inc., a Nova Scotia registered not-for-profit corporation. Established in 2008, Think Sail delivers a sail training program with qualities synonymous with its Canadian and international counterparts. Think Sail Inc. offers sail training, private and corporate charters, and vacation charters.
Who Sails Elementary School,
Middle School,
High School,
Individuals Under 25,
Adults (25 and over),
Families,
Individual Enrollment
Program Type Professional/Paid Crew: Overnight Passages,
Professional/Paid Crew: Day Sails,
For Volunteer Crew and Trainees: Overnight Passages,
For Volunteer Crew and Trainees: Day Sails,
For Paying Trainees: Overnight Passages,
For Paying Trainees: Day Sails,
Passenger Trade: Overnight Passages,
Passenger Trade: Day Sails
Education Informal Inhouse Programming
Affiliated Schools  
Affiliated Groups  
Cruising Waters: Summer Coastal Waters Nova Scotia
Cruising Waters: Winter
Season May - October
Designer Murray D. Stevens
Built 1978
Coast Guard Certification Near Coastal
Crew 2
Trainees & Passengers 12 day passages, 9 overnight
Contact Person Anne-Louise Dauphinee, CEO
Organization Think Sail Inc.
Address 1791 Barrington Street, Suite 300
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K9 CA
Telephone 1 (902) 405-1271
Fax 1 902 429-5237
e-mail info@think-sail.com
Website www.think-sail.com
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