Crews from eight nations remain since yesterday at four docks in the city as part of an event that takes place every four years in Ecuador.
Along the Simón Bolívar jetty, at the height of the Yacht Club Naval, dozens of citizens stood with the flags of Guayaquil from 07:00 yesterday, looking towards the Guayas River. Some, like Javiera Cedeño, waved a flag of the city as a detail to receive the second of their children who arrived on board the Guayas School Ship.
At approximately 08:00, the boat appeared on the south side. Cedeño did not contain her happiness and began to record with her cell phone the arrival of his young cadet. “It is very exciting to see it as part of something as big as this,” said the citizen, referring to the “Guayaquil a Toda Vela” festival that opened with the arrival of the country’s flagship.
After this ship also arrived the “Cisne Branco” of Brazil and “Gloria” of Colombia, two of the seven foreign ships that come as part of the event organized by the Ecuadorian Armed Forces, in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism and the Municipality of Guayaquil.
Also participating boats from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela and Peru. The eight ships will remain on four docks. In the Yatch Club Naval (Malecón Simón Bolívar) two sailboats will be docked: “Guayas” from Ecuador and “Cisne Branco” from Brazil.
In Astinave (next to the First Naval Zone – Armada Park) will be the “Gloria” of Colombia. While the “Simón Bolívar” of Venezuela and “Cuauhtémoc” of Mexico will remain in the quay of the Caraguay.
Finally, on the dock of Contecon (Puerto Marítimo), they will dock the “Libertad” of Argentina, “Esmeralda” of Chile and “Union” of Peru. People can visit the piers from 10:00 on this Friday, June 29.
Enrique Ponce, Minister of Tourism, highlighted the event as an enhancer of international visits of people arriving for holidays or work. The school ships transport some 1,800 crew members who will know the culture, history, tourist destinations and traditions of the Buenos Aires city. (I)