Available Sailing Legs 2022

Götheborg is heading out again – sail with us!

What was it like to sail and live on an East Indiaman in the 1700s? And who’d have thought another chance to sail an 18th century ship would ever present itself? Well, here it is! Today, we sail with the comforts of modern life, but the experience of sailing is still as adventurous as when the original Götheborg set sail for Asia. Join the adventure of a lifetime!

Sailing leg eight

The Biscayan Adventure – Bremerhaven to Lisbon

Are you ready for a southbound voyage?

Leaving Bremerhaven and Maritime Days, Götheborg of Sweden will be heading south for its next destination, the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. This will be the longest passage of all our European legs – and easily the toughest one, too. Naming it the Biscayan Adventure is no exaggeration, for adventurous it will be, just as it will be fun and include some really great sailing. Perfect, some would say, for experiencing the life of a deckhand as it should be. Would you agree? Perfect!

Sailing here is on many people’s bucket lists. Is it on yours? Signing up for this leg will give you a most varied experience of challenging sailing and beautiful summer days on the Atlantic. Are you in?

Days sailing: 15 days
Days in port: 4 days

Sign on: Bremerhaven, Saturday 20 August 2022
Sign off: Lisbon, Thursday 8 September 2022

Price: 23.500 SEK

Photo: Robin Aron Olsson

Sailing leg nine

The Strait of Gibraltar – Lisbon to Malaga

Malaga, we’re on our way!

After weighing anchor in Lisbon on 9 September, Götheborg is headed for the Mediterranean with Malaga as our first stop. On the way, we’ll be passing Cadiz, where the original Götheborg and her fellow East Indiamen used to cast anchor to trade Swedish ship building material such as wood, tar, and iron products in exchange for silver, that the Chinese traders wanted as payment for the tea, silk, china wear.

Just after Cadiz, Götheborg will enter the Mediterranean from the west for the very first time. We’ll be sailing through the Strait of Gibraltar, which is a must-do for many sailors. Signing up for The Strait of Gibraltar sailing leg will get you six days of authentic sailing, before slowly cruising into the harbor of sun-drenched Malaga.

Can we promise you dolphins? Well, nature wouldn’t be nature if we could, but it would be quite unlikely if we didn’t get to see them. These waters are where dolphins live and thrive. All in all, The Strait of Gibraltar leg is sure to be an intriguing one. So, a berth aboard Götheborg could be yours. Will you join us?

Days sailing: 6 days
Days in port: 5 days

Sign on: Lisbon, 8 September 2022
Sign off: Malaga, 19 September 2022

Price: 9 800 SEK

Sailing leg ten

The Riviera Run – Malaga to Nice

Another Side of France
It’s time for the Riviera Run!

Shouldn’t an expedition like ours visit France? Of course! We saved our French stop for the Mediterranean, leaving Malaga 20 September with all sails set for the French Riviera. Fifteen years ago, Götheborg visited Nice for the first time, on the way back from Asia. This time we’re eastbound and still just getting started. As always, we have a need for capable deckhands.

As our Asia Expedition 2022/2023 continues with the Riviera Run, we’ll be sailing either east of the Balearic Islands, or west past the Spanish coastline. It’s bound to be a unique experience, getting to spend a week on a ship like Götheborg in the late summer, slowly approaching the southern French coast.

The turquoise water, the sun and the dolphins all contribute to making this leg spectacular. If this sounds as irresistible to you as it does to us, then we just might have a match. And then you should hurry and try to lay your hands on one of the openings we have for deckhands, experienced or not. Looking forward!

Days sailing: 9 days
Days in port: 5 days

Sign on: Malaga, 19 September 2022
Sign off: Nice, 2 October 2022

Price: 14 800 SEK

Sailing leg eleven

The Maltese Connection – Nice to Valletta

Heading South Once Again!
The Maltese Connection coming up

Götheborg will be leaving Nice on 6 October. Destination this time? Valletta, the smallest capital in the European Union. More importantly, the city is a World Heritage site and is often referred to as an open-air museum of, among other things, Baroque architecture.

This leg of our expedition, therefore, should be of certain interest to those who love not only to sail in the beautiful early Mediterranean autumn, but also have a thing for the wings of history. If that sounds like you, you may well be one of the deckhands we are looking for.

The Maltese Connection will see Götheborg sail past Corsica and Sardinia, before passing between Tunisia and Sicily. Upon arrival in Valletta, we will be warmly welcomed. It’s more than likely we will have experienced dolphins along the way to Götheborg’s southernmost destination during 2022.

Days sailing: 8 days
Days in port: 4 days

Sign on: Nice, 5 October 2022
Sign off: Valletta, 17 October 2022

Price: 12 700 SEK

Sailing leg twelve

The Autumnal Passage – Valletta to Barcelona

Barcelona Bound

It makes absolute sense to make beautiful Barcelona our next stop after Valletta, both cities being well-known for their extraordinary architecture. This is actually the last leg before our winter break in Barcelona and, in other words, the last chance for deckhands to get on board Götheborg while it’s still 2022.

For the Autumnal Passage to Catalonia, we will be heading west again. On our way through the Mediterranean, we will pass an array of countries and islands. These are once again dolphin waters, and unlike Northern Europe in late autumn, October should still be nice and warm, but can also serve up sailing in strong winds. Entering the port of Barcelona is probably the best way to arrive in the city. Doing it on board Götheborg makes it even more unique.

We’ll be leaving Valletta on 18 October. So, are you up for a week or so of some old-school sailing? We know we are, and we have openings for a number of deckhands to join us, beginners and more experienced ones alike.

Days sailing: 9 days
Days in port: 5 days

Sign on: Valletta, 17 October 2022
Sign off: Barcelona, 31 October 2022

Price: 14 200 SEK

Previous sailing legs

Want to check out the previous sailing legs? Find them here.

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