Now back in Gothenburg, we want to direct a big thank you to Stockholm – the city, our partners and guests, and everyone who came to visit us on board or from the quay. It was a week with fantastic events and great meetings, and we were overwhelmed by the warm and enthusiastic welcome from all our guests and the citizens of Stockholm.
Leaving Stockholm tomorrow!
Tomorrow, Saturday, 4 September, at 2pm (14:00) the ship Götheborg will leave Stockholm. We want to thank Stockholm, all of you that have come to look at the ship from shore, and all our guests that have been on board for a wonderful ten days.
The interest shown in the ship has been amazing, and it is a great start to our journey sailing to Asia in April 2022. It will be a seven-month adventure, where the ship will not only serve as a great platform for our partners, but also for Sweden as a whole.
Route sailing out of Stockholm
The route out of the archipelago will go through Oxdjupet, Lindalssundet and across Kanholmsfjärden to Sandhamn.
We will set sail after Sandhamn.
Why we don’t set sails in the archipelago
We get a lot of questions about why we don’t set sail in the archipelago. The reason is that Götheborg is a big ship. She is the biggest ocean-going wooden ship in the world, and built for sailing the oceans, which means the margins in the archipelago are too small. Setting the sails takes a lot of time, which in the archipelago would mean that we’d have to start taking a sail down before even getting it up. To give some reference, setting all sails takes at least a day, and the same amount of time is needed to take them down.
The engines help us sail more
We are required to have engines, and we don’t use them out of laziness or convenience, but because we have to. The engines mean that we actually sail more. They help us to quickly get out to the ocean, where the ship really comes to her right. In the past, the ship had to wait for the wind to blow in the right direction, and thus to turn each time the route required a change of direction. This meant it could take weeks to just get out of the archipelago.
Tomorrow, Sunday 12 September, at 2 pm, Götheborg is coming back to Gothenburg and Pir 4 on Eriksberg. It's been nearly a month since she left Gothenburg to sail to Stockholm and back.
When sailing to Stockholm, and back to Gothenburg, the ship Götheborg uses RME biodiesel, made from rapeseed oil, instead of marine diesel in two of its four fuel tanks. The initiative is part of a bigger sustainability commitment to minimise the ship’s environmental impact and promote solutions for a more sustainable world.