|Owner:||Yacht Club Stal Gdynia, Poland|
|Port of registry:||Gdynia, Poland|
|Class & type:||Opal Class yacht|
|Length:||45 ft 11 in (14.00 m)|
|Beam:||12 ft 3 in (3.73 m)|
History and cruises
The yacht Copernicus was built especially for the Whitbread Round The World Race 1973. She was slightly bigger than standard Opal II class - to get the 33 feet rating by IOR. The wooden hull was built in Gdańsk Boatyard Stogi, with help from the members of Yacht Club Stal Gdynia. The design was by Edmund Rejewski and Wacław Liskiewicz, also Zygfryd Perlicki.
The yacht took 11th place in Whitbread Round The World Race 1973. The skipper was Zygfryd Perlicki, and the crew was Zbigniew Puchalski, Bogdan Bogdzinski, Ryszard Mackiewicz and Bronislaw Tarnacki.
She won the "Cruise of the year" prize in 2006 (in Poland) for the round-the-Iceland cruise.
- Reg. number: PZ 30
- Call Sign: SPG2191
- Shipyard: Gdansk Boatyard Stogi (later Conrad Yacht Shipyard)
- Build of: oak framing with pine elements, mahogany planking, deck: plywood with teak.
- Class: Opal III
- Sail area: 80m2
- Length: 14.11 m
- Breadth: 3.72 m
- Depth: 2.16 m
- Engine: Sole Diesel 45 (45 HP)
- Crew: 9 person