S/Y POLONEZ is one of the most famous Polish sailing yachts. It was built in 1971 for Kpt. Krzysztof Baranowski who entered the boat into the OSTAR '72 regatta, from Plymouth in Great Britain to Newport, USA. The boat was used by students of The Maritime Collage in Szczecin (Wyzsza Szkola Morska w Szczecinie, 1973-87) before it was sold to a Polish businessman Lech Grobelny.Unfortunately the new owner had to serve a long prison sentence for his financial frauds so the boat was detained and forgotten for a long time. Thanks to a noted Szczecinian sailor - Mr. Bruno Salcewicz and a Polish developer company - Wlodarzewska S.A. the boat was repaired and refitted in2005-2008. Later it briefly sailed with student crews from the Pomeranian Maritime Education Programme but was never again used by college students for whom the boat was donated by its first captain – Krzysztof Baranowski.