Gothenburg row

In August, we will attend the freshly started Gothenburg Row. During the cultural feast in Gothenburg, lots of traditional row boats will tour around the inner city canal.

Gothenburg row

As Götheborg is not doing any sailing this year, we thought it would be fun to use our ship boats instead. We got the opportunity to join in on the freshly started Gothenburg row on the 31st of August during the Gothenburg cultural festival, we will bring our two ship boats Mattias and Martin.

The initiative comes from Västkustens träbåtsförening and the idea came originally from the Hasselörodden in Västervik, Sweden.

Everyone that can, will dress up in early 20th century clothing, but since we have an 18th century ship we will keep our 18th century clothing while doing this.

The participation is free and anyone with a rowing boat can participate. The start is at Klippan and continues first cross the Göta river to Eriksberg to get Götheborgs ship boats with, and then to Rosenlund where we will enter the canal. Opposite of Pedagogen, we will stop for a snack, before continue through the whole canal back out in the Göta river and row back to Klippan again.

The aim with this row is to:

  • Maintain the cultural interest ”Row in traditional wooden boat”.
  • Doing something together on the water of Gohenburg.
  • Expand contact with likeminded and welcome guest rowers from other shores.
  • Save row boats made of wood before nature takes them back or inspire to new constructions.
  • Contribute to Svenska Sällskapet för Räddning af Skeppsbrutne.


The Gothenburg Cultural feast is from 29th of August to 1st of September. You can read more here:

The Gothenburg row:

Rowing in the canal, photo by Cheng, 2009
Rowing in the canal, photo by Cheng, 2009
Row in Göta river, photo by Cheng, 2009
Row in Göta river, photo by Cheng, 2009

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