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.
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)
Tomorrow, 2 June at 15:00, we will arrive in Gothenburg to officially open the 400-year jubilee with gun salute. Come and welcome us home!! We would of course love to have some company on the water coming into Gothenburg, and welcome boats to join us! Already today, the 1st of June, you will be able to see us in the Gothenburg archipelago.
Meet the owner and a big heart behind Götheborg of Sweden, the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship. It was a purchase decision that came from the heart, rather than from rational business thinking, says Stefan Björk, founder and owner of Greencarrier Group and Götheborg of Sweden.
Hamburg was specifically chosen as a key stopover for Götheborg as Greencarrier (our owner) opened new offices in Hamburg in April. On Monday, we were very pleased to welcome especially invited customers, partners and friends of Greencarrier Group on board.