European Tour 2023

Last chance to visit the ship in Barcelona

This weekend will be our last in Barcelona. Monday 20 March at 10:00 we head out after nearly five months in this beautiful city. We want to thank the city and citizens of Barcelona for a great winter stopover. As this is the last chance to visit the ship in Barcelona, don't miss out! We're open Saturday and Sunday, and the ship will have full crew and of course look her best.  

Last chance to visit the ship in Barcelona

Photo: Victor Soler, volunteer on board during the winter stopover

We arrived in Barcelona 27 October 2022, and were greeted in the best possible way, with great interest and thousands of visitors. We've then had nearly five amazing months in Barcelona. During our winter stopover we've been open to visitors most weekends, but our main focus has been on maintenance.

Last chance to visit the ship in Barcelona

The coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday 18–19 March, is the last chance to visit the ship before we leave on the European Tour 2023. We've opened up more time slots than previous weekends, there is a full crew and the ship will look her absolute best. Book your tickets now to save your space.

Opening hours:
18 March 14:00–18:00 (last entry at 17:15)
19 March 14:00–18:00 (last entry at 17:15)

Main focus on maintenance

We've done inspection and maintenance of the rig and a lot of work with caulking and pitching of the hull. The work on the rig has focused around the bowsprit and foremast rig; both the stays and gammonings, and a very time consuming job was taking down and replacing wood on the mizzen platform. In order to take down the mizzen platform, both top mast and yards need to be taken down first, which means that it is a very big job. 

Thank you to the Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Another big task for the winter stopover has been sail maintenance. This has been done in a space provided by the Maritime Museum of Barcelona (MMB), where we have also been part of their exhibition during the winter. We want to direct a big thank you to the Maritime Museum of Barcelona for a great collaboration. 

Thank you to all the volunteers

We also want to direct a big thank you to all the volunteers that have been on board during the winter. It's been a pleasure having you on board and we hope you enjoyed your time as much as we did! Nest chance to volunteer is in Gothenburg. 

Next stopover: Sète

After leaving Barcelona, our next stopover is Sète in the south of France, where we will come on the invitation of Escale à Sète. We are looking forward to a great stopover!

Sète 23–27 March
Arrival in Sète 23 March 14:00. Gun salute at 13:30.

Opening hours:
24 March 10:00–14:00 (last entry 13:15)
25 March 10:00–20:00 (last entry 19:15)
26 March 10:00–18:00 (last entry 17:15)
27 March 12:00–15:00 (last entry 14:00)

Work on the sails in the Maritime Museum of Barcelona
Work on the sails in the Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Tickets sales for Gibraltar stopover now open

16 March 2023

Ticket sales for the Gibraltar stopover in April is now open. Götheborg will be moored at Mid Harbour Marina 6–10 April. Book your tickets online now to save your space on board! Subject to availability tickets are also sold on site at the ship.

2500 SEK grant for people 18–25 years old

13 March 2023

Are you 18–25 and want to sail with us? This is a great opportunity to get part of the payment payed by a grant! STAS (Sail Training Association of Sweden) has decided to give a grant of 2500 SEK each to four people 18–25 years of age. With only four grants to hand out, don't hesitate to apply!

Tickets for Sète and final weekend in Barcelona are released today

02 March 2023

Today tickets are released for our final weekend in Barcelona (18–19 March) and first stopover Sète (23–27 March). We will have open ship with station guiding on board. Come and visit the ship, meet the crew, learn about the history and craftmanship, and hear about life on board an 18th century ship.