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Class D
Nationality Belgium
Year Built 1985
Rig Bm Sloop


  • Name: TOMIDI
  • Class: D
  • Nationality: Belgium
  • Year built: 1985
  • Rig: Bm Sloop
  • Height: 26.50 m
  • Length: 17.54 m
  • Entered by: Tomidi Consulting N.V


  • Areas of operation: Northern Europe, Atlantic/Caribbean
  • Number of trainees: 12
  • Number of permanent crew: 3
  • Berth types: Bunks, Hammocks, Single, Mixed
  • Operational language(s) on board: English
  • Other language(s) spoken on board: Dutch, French, German, Spanish
  • Special diets catered for: Yes

Tall ship races and regattas


This Whitbread Round the World Racer (ex Rucanor) is the only Belgian sail racer ever to have participated twice in the mentioned prestigious race (1985/1986 with skipper Staf Verluys and 1989/1990 with skipper Bruno Dubois).

She was designed at the end of 1984 by the French architect Guy Ribadau-Dumas, built as a one-off WRTWR 85/86 at Frans Maas/Standfast Yachts and first launched in February 1985 at Breskens.

The ship’s length overall is 17.54m, the overall beam is 4.85m, her maximum draft is 2.95m and the ship has a displacement of 17 metric tonnes.