1519-1522 FIRST WorldTour relived in 2019-2022 
by ÁLVARO DE MARICHALAR 

Fifth-Centennial of the world‘s First Circumnavigation  

Fifth-Centennial of the World‘s First Circumnavigation  

Fifth-Centennial of the World‘s First Circumnavigation 

Fifth-Centennial of the World‘s First Circumnavigation 

 TRACK ÁLVARO’S POSITION

NAVIGATING AROUND THE WORLD ABOARD THE SMALLEST VESSEL EVER!

FIRST WorldTour INTERVIEW

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Check the interview Álvaro gave to amazing journalist Dawn Dawson on March 25th 2022 in Pensacola, Florida.

Dawn gave Álvaro the opportunity to share his passion for the sea talking about his current maritime expedition around the World on-board his tiny 11ft vessel seadoo named NUMANCIA, solo sailing spreading hope, awareness, values, principles and Love.


STOP PLASTIC POLLUTION

Álvaro is fighting against plastic pollution since 1982 and currently collaborates with several institutions:

The University La Sorbonne, Paris, France

Foundation Prince Albert II de Monaco

University of Tomsk 

The Garbage Patch State


Álvaro talked several times in the United Nations about the terrible consequences of the plastic pollution in the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers:
Read more.

Álvaro's participation at the conference:

Expeditions and Plastic Awareness  

 (Ocean Recovery Alliance 
& EARTH DAY, TX)

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IN THE PRESS

VIDEOS 

Numancia premier tour du monde
en français

Numancia la prima circumnavigazione del mondo
en italiano

Numancia primera vuelta al mundo
en español

Numancia First World Tour
Five minutes trailer in English

Un Tour Du Monde Sur Les Traces De Magellan

October 5, 2020

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MOTIVATIONAL TALK AT THE PRISON OF COZUMEL, MEXICO (August 2022)

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Mexican Media August 2022

Talk at Atlantis Submarines Cozumel 

Radio interview in Cozumel, Mexico

Álvaro de Marichalar mantiene su viaje por todo el mundo a bordo de la embarcación más pequeña en la historia de la navegación, en esta ocasión visitó la isla de Cozumel

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ReFormulando Álvaro de Marichalar 18 junio

MOTIVATIONAL TALK AT THE PRISON OF COZUMEL, MEXICO (Mexico, August 2022)

ReFormulando Álvaro de Marichalar 18 junio

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First World Tour: 

Stopover in Cancun, Mexico - July 2022

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Interview with Mexican journalist Joaquin Lopez Doriga

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Mexican TV Program:

Detras de la noticia con Ricardo Rocha

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Radio Fórmula Mexican Radio interview

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The captain and the crew of a big oil tanker saw Alvaro in the middle of the ocean and filmed him. 

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Another stopover in Florida

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Departing from No Name Harbor, Key Biscayne, Florida

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Extreme sailing conditions: 

March 29th and 30th 2022 

From New Orleans to Houston, Texas 
407 NM (767Km) 

31 navigation hours


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Another day in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

(…only calm transatlantic journey the drone could fly and film)

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Refueling in the Atlantic

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Touring the World aboard the smallest vessel ever

PHOTOS 

Press Releases

The world‘s First Circumnavigation 

The world was first circumnavigated by the Magellan-Elcano Expedition, starting from Seville, Spain in 1519 and completed three years later in 1522.

Fifth-Centennial of the world’s First Circumnavigation

500 years later, in 2019 Álvaro de Marichalar started his Solo circumnavigation from the same place and on the same date Magellan and Elcano did in 1519.

INSTITUTIONS Backing up the Expedition

Yacht Club Monaco
Real Liga Naval Española
Russian Geographical Society
Explorers Club New York
Real Federación Española de Motonáutica
Real Academia de la Mar

Main Goals of the Expedition

One of the main goals is to honor Juan Sebastián Elcano, Ferdinand Magellan, HM King Charles of Spain and all the brave European sailors who participated in the First Circumnavigation for their courage, strength and determination.

THE ROUTE

MOTIVATIONAL LECTURES

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2018: Álvaro shares his endeavours at sea with the Marines in Pensacola where he also spoke about his ancestor, Tristán de Luna, founder of the first European settlement in the USA in 1559: Pensacola, Florida.

Álvaro is offering motivational lectures based on his 40 years navigation experience.

Álvaro‘s lecture at Houston Yacht Club

SPONSORS AND COLLABORATORS

Current Collaborators

Current Sponsors

Álvaro de Marichalar

Guided by his passion and spirit of exploration, Álvaro follows Magellan and Elcano’s watermark, Solo sailing around the globe aboard his tiny 3m long vessel NUMANCIA.

FIRST WorldTour 2019-2022/24

Circumnavigation Aboard the Smallest Vessel Ever

ENDEAVOURS ACCOMPLISHED IN THE PAST

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Year 2002: 

First Transantlantic crossing accomplished aboard a PWC (a Sea-Doo XP)

From Rome to New York 

10.000 nautical miles

World Record 

With this maritime expedition, Álvaro celebrated the Fifth-Centennial of the fourth and last voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Americas (1502-2002)


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Year 2002: 

First Transantlantic crossing accomplished aboard a PWC (a Sea-Doo XP)

From Rome to New York 

10.000 nautical miles

World Record 

(long version video)

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Year 2004:

From Barcelona to Odessa (Ukraine)

A tribute to Spanish Admiral José de Rivas, founder of
Odessa in 1794 (210th anniversary)


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Year 2006:

In Monaco with SAS Prince Albert of Monaco next to the NUMANCIA. Álvaro navigated from Hong Kong to Tokyo; from Barcelona to Odessa and around Sri Lanka

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Year 2013:

Caribbean Sea Tour

From Puerto Rico, along every Caribbean country

Álvaro celebrated the Fifth-Centennial of the European discovery of Florida and the Pacific Ocean by Juan Ponce de León and Vasco Núñez de Balboa, both in the year 1513


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From Hong Kong to Tokyo

Celebrating 500 years of Saint Francis Xavier's birth