Colombian Navy training ship sails into Honolulu Harbor

ARC Gloria

The ARC Gloria sailed into Honolulu Harbor Friday morning.

The three-masted sailing vessel is the pride of Colombia’s Navy and is in Hawaii for a three-day stay.

“It was an impressive sight. We saw them standing into the harbor this morning with the Colombian flag in the breeze and all the shipmen manning the yard arms. Reminded me a lot of 1976 when tall ships came into New York Harbor. It’s always great to see that tradition coming back,” U.S. Navy Capt. Eric Weilenma said.

The U.S. Navy is hosting the 212-foot-long sailing ship, which serves as a floating school for the Colombian Navy.

The cadets will be giving tours to the public until Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors are urged to wear comfortable shoes because they will be climbing many stairs once on board.

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