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Nao & Galleon FLORIDA 500


INDEX

1. Florida 500 years 2. Viva Florida 500 3. Nao and Galleon: Espa単a - Florida 500 Years 3.1 Promotional sea crossing Spain - Florida 3.2 The promotional journey 4. Historical ships: a different and exclusive platform 4.1 The Nao 4.2 The Galleon 5. Experience in projects and events 5.1 Seville Expo 1992 Columbus' Three Caravels 5.2 Nao Victoria sailing around the world - presence at the Aichi Expo 2005 5.3 Galeon Andalucia - Shanghai Expo 2010

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1 FLORIDA 500 YEARS


On April 2, 1513 Juan Ponce de LeĂłn reached the land he called Florida. So began 500 years of Florida history, of recognition, exploration, and creation of new settlements.Years later, in 1565, Pedro MenĂŠndez de AvilĂŠs establishes on these lands the oldest city in the United States, St.Augustine. Naos and galleons played leading roles in these events.

a dozen of historical sailing or non-sailing ships have been built; more than 70.000 traveled miles with the sailing ones; more than 25 countries of 4 continents visited; and more than 9 million visitors received are a clear evidence of the professionalism, rigor and guaranteed success that you can get from Nao Victoria Foundation in these kind of projects.


2 VIVA FLORIDA

Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine. Florida


* Images courtesy of VISIT FLORIDA

Viva Florida 500 is designed to commemorate the fifth centennial of Florida, which has its beginnings in the arrival of Juan Ponce de Le贸n to its shores in 1513, one of the most important milestones in United States history. A commemoration that hopes to recognize the rich and diverse history of Florida and its 500 years of historic heritage, at both national and international levels. For which a program of events is being prepared that, with the support of government bodies, organizations, and institutions, will achieve the spreading of its objectives.


3 NAO AND GALLEON FLORIDA 500 YEARS


Nao & Galleon Florida 500 has been created in order to spread the importance of this event and allow us to navigate through history. 500 Years later, a nao and a galleon will sail once again in order to make millions of people aware of this great commemoration of 2013, the fifth centennial of Florida. THE NAO Protagonist of the discovery voyages, in which Juan Ponce de Le贸n reached the coast of Florida THE GALLEON Commercial and West Indies Fleet Boat par excellence, in which Pedro Menendez de Avil茅s aboard the San Pelayo, within 600 barrels, reached the coasts of Florida


3.1 PROMOTIONAL SEA CROSSING ESPAÑA- FLORIDA

EUROPE NORTH AMERICA España

Florida Puerto Rico

PACIFIC OCEAN

AFRICA

SOUTH AMERICA

ATLANTIC OCEAN


Both boats will depart from Spain and cross the Atlantic Ocean to reach Puerto Rico, where Juan Ponce de León began his expedition, and then continue the crossing to the coasts of Florida. ACTIVITIES TO BE PERFORMED DURING THE CROSSING The Nao and the Galleon will be considered of an extraordinary interest and a great attraction at every port, because of their unmistakable figures and status as diplomatic vessels. Promotional events, public visits, communication and media events and institutional acts will be organized at the different ports. During the long ocean crossings, the Nao and Galleon will develop an important program of activities related to scientific research and social nature. There will be studies and projects carried out in the following areas: Marine Environment, Biodiversity, and Environmental Sciences. During the voyage, TV recording devices could be used to follow the journey onboard the two boats, conducting workshops on various aspects of the history of these voyages: diet, sailing exercises, life onboard, health, etc‌

INDIAN OCEAN

Real Time Follows-Ups on the Atlantic Crossing, as the ships will be sailing as they did in the sixteenth century.


Education Projects

TV Coverage

PROMOTIONAL SEA CROSSING SPAIN - FLORIDA

Difusion Projects

Documentary Recording


Journalists Aboard

Research Projects

16th-Century Sailing Technique

On Line Follow Up

ACTIVITIES DURING THE CROSSING


3.2

THE PROMOTIONAL JOURNEY X

UNITED STATES

X MEXICO

Florida


The ships will arrive to Florida in 2013, and then will begin a promotional journey around Florida and east coast. Our aim is to tie up at different cities and remain open to the public as a floating pavilion. The presence of the Nao and the Galleon at east coast cities will be a great attraction in what will be the most important exposition ever.Visitors will be allowed to get on board an exact replica of the first vessels to sail along trade routes and perform cultural and international exchanges between Florida and Spain. Singularity, symbolism, mobility and versatility. These are just a few attributes of these vessels' replicas, and these attributes will surely turn them into unique, extremely attractive resources. Features and attributes of the vessels will allow a wide range of activities to be developed within the frame of the promotional project:

Travelling route along the Florida and east coast cities Exhibition activities on board Sector-wide events Business meetings, professional seminars and work forums Official acts and institutional acts VIP activities Image and promotional events General interest events, shows and leisure activities Educational, social awareness programs and activities Communication and media events (documentaries, advertising, press chronicles, online web log, tv streaming, live coverage...) Fairs, festivals and presentations Events, shows and recreational activities


Educational, social awareness programs and activities

Business meetings, professional seminars and work forums

THE PROMOTIONAL JOURNEY AROUND FLORIDA AND EAST COAST

General interest events, shows and leisure activities

Travelling route along the Florida and east coast cities


Events, shows and recreational activities

Exhibition activities on board

Communication and media events

Official and institutional acts

ACTIVITIES DURING THE PROMOTIONAL JOURNEY


4 HISTORICAL SHIPS A DIFFERENT AND EXCLUSIVE PLATFORM

MOBILITY / VERSATILITY/ INNOVATION / RESEARCH / COVENING POWER / EDUCATION / SUSTAINAB


The Nao and Galleon are two full-size replicas of the Spanish ships that were major figures in the most significant historical events of Florida 500 Years: the Nao, with which Florida was discovered in 1513, and the Galleon, which travelled Florida's coasts during the 16th century, and with which Pedro MenĂŠndez de AvilĂŠs arrived in 1565 to found the city of St. Augustine.


4.1 THE NAO


The most genuine replica of the discovery ships The Nao is the most authentic replica of the ships used by the Spanish discoverers and the only one in the world which nowadays sails with the same navigation techniques as the Spanish ships from the 16th century. THE NAO: FACTS AND FIGURES More than 120 m² of visiting area (on different decks) 4 decks, captain cabin, and living accommodations onboard Capacity: 120 people maximum/event. Possibilities for more through at- port installations. Average number of visitors per day: 2,000 Figures: Length: 26 meters / Main beam: 6.70 meters / Draft: 3.30 meters. 3 Masts / 6 Sails / 290 m² sail area.


4.2 THE GALLEON


An icon of the interocean trade with the Indies

Replica of the galleons which travelled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, transporting men, goods, culture and ideas, creating ties between America and Europe.

THE GALLEON: FACTS AND FIGURES More than 320 m² of visiting area (on different desks). 6 decks, noble zone, and living accommodations on board. Capacity: 250 people maximum/event. Possibilities for more through atport installations. Average number of visitors per day: 5,000. Figures: Length: 55 meters / Main beam: 10.09 meters / Draft: 6.07 meters. 3 Masts / 7 Sails / 930 m² sail area.


5 EXPERTISE PROJECTS AND EVENTS


The Nao Victoria Foundation is specialised in promoting and spreading historical events using historical boats in ports all over the world. Using historical vessels as a vehicle, platform, resource or support constitutes a powerful attraction and guarantees success. Our vessels have taken part in national and international Expositions and events of great media impact.


5.1 SEVILLE EXPO´92 COLUMBUS' THREE CARAVELS

U.S. TOUR: 18 cities / 600,000 visitors and 2,600,000 onlookers/ Print and electronic media: 75 million impressions/ 79.8 million people watched the caravels on TV


The ships received globally more than 2,160,000 visitors during the Seville Exposition The sailing started in European waters on the August 2, 1990. After visiting 18 ports in Spain, the three caravels stopped at Marseille and Cannes on the French coasts, then Genoa in Italy, and finally Lisbon, Portugal. In October 1991 the Atlantic crossing began, departing from Huelva. The three caravels stopped at the Canary Islands, and once at the Caribbean Sea, visited three Dominican Republic ports, another three ports in Puerto Rico, two more in the Virgin Islands as well as San Salvador in Bahamas. The caravels were received at 14 different cities along the shores of North America, and another four along the Mexican gulf. The expedition ended in September, 1992. Once they were back to the Seville EXPO 92, the caravels proved to be, along with the Nao Victoria, some of the most popular attractions, receiving globally more than 2,160,000 visitors.


5.2

NAO VICTORIA SAILING AROUND THE WORLD PRESENCE AT THE AICHI EXPO 2005

PORTS VISITED: Spain (Seville, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Tenerife), Barbados (Bridgetown), Colombia (Catagena de Indias), Panamรก (Panama City), USA (Honolulu), Marshall Islands (Majuro), Marianas Islands (Saipan), Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka), China (Shanghai, Hong Kong), Singapore (Singapore), Indonesia (Medan), Sri Lanka (Colombo), Djibouti (Djibouti), Sudan (Port Sudan), Egypt (Suez, Ismailiya, Port Said), Greece (Athens), Italy (Pozzallo, Cagliari), Spain (Cartagena, Cadiz, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Seville). MILES COVERED: 27,000 between 2004 and 2006. VISITORS ON BOARD: More than 1,000,000 during the whole project.


More than 1,000,000 visitors stepped onto its decks during the whole project

Departing on the 12th of October, 2004 from Seville, the Nao Victoria stopped at Tenerife, Barbados, Cartagena de Indias, Panama City, Honolulu, Marshall Islands, Northern Marianas Islands, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. The Victoria remained for 5 months at the last two aforementioned ports as part of the Spanish Pavilion during the 2005 World Exposition Aichi. More than 500,000 people visited the ship. The return to Spain started on September 1, 2005. The Victoria called at the ports of Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Medan, Colombo, Djibouti, Port Sudan, Suez, Port Said, Athens, Pozzallo, Cagliari, Cartagena, Cadiz and finally calling at Seville, in April, 2006. More than 1,000,000 visitors stepped onto the Victoria's deck during the whole Project.


5.3 GALEON ANDALUCIA SHANGHAI EXPO 2010

PORTS VISITED: Spain (Seville, Huelva, Cadiz, Malaga), Malta, Israel (Haifa), Sudan (Port Sudan), Oman (Salalah), Sri Lanka (Colombo, Galle), Singapore, China (Shanghai), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines (Luz贸n, Beb煤, Bohol), Egypt (Port Said), Turkey (Istambul). MILES COVERED: 23,000 VISITORS ON BOARD: 600.000


Around 600,000 visitors during the sailing project It is a sailing replica of the galleons of the Indies fleets, with a tonnage of 500, 3 decks, 1,000 m² of sail area, and 12 cannons. A process of historic research was executed in the designing and creation of the ship. Later, a sailing project was done visiting 15 countries, 26 cities, and traveling 23,000 miles.


5.4

IMPACT ON MASS MEDIA


THREE CARAVELS / NAO VICTORIA / GALEON ANDALUCIA


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