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Social Cocktail in the Marina CASA DE CAMPO Yacht Club to receive Alvaro de Marichalar

Social Cocktail in the Marina CASA DE CAMPO Yacht Club to receive Alvaro de Marichalar.

February 22nd, La Romana, Dominican Republic

The distinguished Spanish navigator Alvaro de Marichalar shared his experience with Yacht Club members and other guests, of his current voyage around the world with which he commemorates the V Centenary of the first Circumnavigation of the planet.

During the cocktail, Alvaro presented videos of the most important moments of his voyage and answered questions relevant to his journey.

In a social ambient, with style, the assisting guests enjoyed a cheerful soiree filled with nautical camaraderie and great stories.

The cocktail counted with the presence of the ambassador of Italy Mr. Andrea Canepari, who expressed his respects to the very important feat De Marichalar has set out to accomplish.

Alvaro de Marichalar’s visit will lay the foundation for good international relations between the CASA DE CAMPO Yacht Club and other prestigious clubs in Europe and the Caribbean.

The explorer arrived at the CASA DE CAMPO Marina as one of his stops in his trip around the world that commemorates the V Centenary of the first Circumnavigation of the planet, expedition sponsored by Charles I of Spain, which departed from Seville under command of the Portuguese navigator Fernando de Magallanes and was completed by Juan Sebastian Elcano in 1522.

Marichalar set off from Seville, Spain, on August 10th 2019, and in the first stages went around all of the Iberian Peninsula. On December 10th he started his journey across the Atlantic Ocean, setting off from Gibraltar, in the only part of his journey in which he has counted with a support vessel, arriving on December 25 that Guadalupe, in the French Antilles.

In the next stage of his trip, Marichalar will once again set off on Wednesday setting his course towards Cuba before heading to the United States and Central America.

He will then cross the Panama Canal and travel to Alaska, later he will border Asia and return to Spain through the Mediterranean.

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