Portugese Tall Ship Sagres Sails into San Diego

"Sagres"This morning I was able to see the Portugese tall ship Sagres make its way into the Embarcadero. I was able to see the sails all the way from my office, and made it down there just as the sailors were docking. It was amazing to see a full crew make its way into the port and watch them lift sails and throw lines to come ashore after their long journey from Portugal.

The 295-foot-long ship serves as a training vessel for cadets in the Portuguese Navy and as a traveling goodwill ambassador for Portugal. It is also the sister ship to the U.S. Coast Guard ship, Eagle.

From San Diego, Sagres will sail across the Pacific to Honolulu, Hawaii, and onward to World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. Sagres will be docked across from the Maritime Museum for the rest of the week and will be open for touring, which is free to the public. Touring hours vary, so please check here before visiting. I can’t wait to get on board to sneak an insider look at this historic boat.

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Katie S.

About Katie S.

I’m a 25-year old arts and culture nut who loves animals, grammar, live music, farmer’s markets, hysterically bad movies, anything that smells like pumpkin, shoes and Chipotle.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?

I’d start my day with a breakfast burrito and a morning run on the beach at Fiesta Island with my dog.  Then I’d bring a picnic lunch to the Japanese Friendship Garden, and end my day rocking out at a concert.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

The Chargers locker room.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

I love shopping at the kitschy stores in Hillcrest and finding great deals at the outlet malls. Shopping is an outdoor activity, right?

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

I’m a vegetarian, so I’d have to say veggie burgers and beer. My favorite is the veggie burgers at the Wild Note Café that are made fresh with hummus.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…



  • Easy Star All-Stars “With A Little Help From My Friends”



  • Fleet Foxes “White Winter Hymnal”



  • Franz Ferdinand “Ulysses”



  • DeVotchka “How It Ends”


4 thoughts on “Portugese Tall Ship Sagres Sails into San Diego

  1. Our family is Portuguese-American. We lived in San Diego in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s – most still live there, but I live in AZ now. I remember the Sagres coming to San Diego around 1970 – I was about 9 or 10 yrs old. We toured the ship. It was very memorable. My father invited 3 of the crew-members to our home for a barbeque – those guys were hilarious. One of them opened up a beer bottle with his teeth!!! My parents, now both in their 80s, were very excited to see Sagres come to San Diego Embarcadero this past week. Wish I could have been there to show my young family…

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