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La Recouvrance - Festival International Maritime - Brest 2008

The Recouvrance, schooner symbol and ambassador of the city of Brest, which is also the owner, is named after the most famous of the city, where women sailors prayed Notre Dame to find their son or husband parties Wednesday
The Recouvrance is a replica of an aviso, a warship from the beginning of last century, originally intended to convey to the folds or opinions urgent. These functions were subsequently extended to monitoring and protection of trade on the coasts of Africa and the Caribbean. Five ships built after the model "IRIS", designed by the engineer Hubert participated in these missions, each with 50 to 60 men on board.
The construction project of the Brest schooner was launched at the national competition "Boats Côtes de France" initiated by the magazine "The Hunting Tide" in 1990. An association was formed and mobilizes the enthusiasm of Brest who support the project through a subscription in addition to financial support from the city of Brest, followed by the department, the region and some private companies. Work began in 1991.

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