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In 2022, Götheborg of Sweden will head out on a new adventure and expedition to Asia during 2022 and 2023. Read our latest news here and scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for our newsletter.

Sail with us to Helsinki

16 March 2022

The second leg of the Asia Expedition 2022/2023 is between the Swedish city of Helsingborg and the Finish capital, Helsinki. This leg of the expedition will be six days of sailing, and what six days it will be. The Baltic Sea in summer is magical! The sun hardly sets before it’s on the rise again, in colours so grand it’s breathtaking – a timeless experience that Northern seafarers share across the millenniums.

Helsinki is the second stop on the Asia Expedition

15 March 2022

In June, right in time for Midsummer, we are coming to Helsinki! Today we are excited to announce that Finland and Helsinki will be the second stop on the Asia Expedition 2022/2023. The ship will be in Helsinki 23–27 June 2022, and will be moored at Makasiini Quay, right at the heart of the city.

Shipyard visit to prepare for the Asia Expedition 2022/2023

09 March 2022

Yesterday Götheborg left Pir 4 at Eriksberg and headed for the shipyard Gotenius at Ringön, where she will be during the next three to four weeks. On her way to the shipyard, Götheborg also passed under the new bridge in Gothenburg, Hisingsbron, for the very first time!

Sail with us to Helsingborg!

01 March 2022

The first leg of the two-year expedition is between Gothenburg and Helsingborg, and this is the leg to be a part of – if climbing, getting the ship ready, learning about the rig, and taking her for the first run of the year is your thing, that is. And let’s not forget the spectacular departure from the Port of Gothenburg!

Götheborg is coming to Helsingborg and H22 City Expo

01 March 2022

Helsingborg is the first stopover on Götheborg of Sweden’s great Asia Expedition 2022/2023! It is the first time that the ship visits Helsingborg, and the stopover will be part of the large city event and innovation show, H22 City Expo. As the first port stop is announced, the departure date for when the ship leaves Gothenburg is also made public; 8 June 2022.  

More preparations on the ship! Brace yourself for ship jargon.

14 February 2022

Preparations for the Asia Expedition 2022/2023 are ongoing, and right now we have done caulking and pitching to seal the hull. The first thing is to caulk the deck with flax fibres to seal the seams. Then it is time for the pitching of the deck. This is done to keep the flax fibres in place once the ship is in the water.

Apply to be a deckhand on board Götheborg

08 February 2022

An English channel adventure is waiting! Apply now to sail as a deckhand on Götheborg on the sailing leg between London and Bremerhaven – the Crown Jewel Passage. Climb high up in the rig, work with setting and taking in sails, and learn about sailing an 18th century ship. This passage will give you the unique experience of sailing and steering the ship in waters that are among the world’s busiest.

Smoke, fire and craftsmanship when putting iron rings on new yard

04 February 2022

Last week, we carried out some exciting work on Götheborg. We’ve made two new yards for the ship, a main yard and a fore yard. One of the final steps is to put on iron rings, that are used to fixate the joints of the yard. The work is done in the historically correct way; the same way these large riggs were built in the 18th century. 

First two port stops of the Asia Expedition: London and Bremerhaven

03 February 2022

We are really excited to now start announcing the stops of the Asia Expedition 2022/2023. First out are London and Bremerhaven! It is the first time in fifteen years that the ship will sail up the River Thames and salute the Londoners. In Bremerhaven, the ship will be the center of attention at a large maritime event with over 350,000 visitors and 80 different ships.

We are recruiting!

25 January 2022

Sail with us! We are now recruiting professional crew to sail on Götheborg on our Asia Expedition 2022/2023. Join us and be part of a unique sailing expedition on board the world's largest wooden sailing ship as she heads out on a fantastic voyage to Asia! Right now we are looking for Deck Officers, Watch Leaders, Engine Room Personnel, Cooks, Messmen, Assistant Watch Leaders and Assistant Bosuns. 

Forty weekends of volunteering on board Götheborg

21 December 2021

What started with a somewhat grumpy car ride in 2001, resulted in twenty years of passionate interest in the ship Götheborg. Recently, Inga Blomstrand and Leif Bäckman, joined their 40th weekend of volunteering at the ship.