Asia Expedition 2022/2023

Grant from STAS for people 18–25 years old on the Bremerhaven to Lisbon leg

Do you want to join us on a great Biscayan adventure? This is a great opportunity to sail with us on the longest sailing leg this year! STAS (Sail Training Association of Sweden) has decided to give a grant to five people 18–25 years of age applying to Leg 8: The Biscayan Adventure – Bremerhaven to Lisbon! Read more below!

Grant from STAS for people 18–25 years old on the Bremerhaven to Lisbon leg

STAS (Sail Training Association of Sweden) has decided to give a grant to five people 18-25 years of age applying to Leg 8: The Biscayan Adventure – Bremerhaven to Lisbon! 

This is the longest sailing leg this year, with 15 full days of sailing, and easily the toughest one, too. Many people dream of sailing the Bay of Biscay. Is it a dream of yours also? Signing up for this leg will give you a most varied experience of challenging sailing and beautiful summer days on the Atlantic.

Sign on: Bremerhaven Saturday 20 August 2022
Sign off: Lisbon, Thursday 8 September 2022
(Price: 23.500 SEK without grant 18.500 SEK with the grant.)

To apply for the grant you have to:

  • Not be a day younger than 18 years old at the sign on date.
  • Not be a day older than 25 years old at the sign off date.
  • Be able to understand and make yourself understood in English.
  • Be able to swim at least 200 m.
  • Be registered in Sweden.
  • Take some pictures and write a short text about your experience on board and send it to us after your leg 8 on behalf of STAS).
  • Have a valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate
  • Have a valid passport
  • Meet our general criteria for sailing onboard (read more about it here: https://www.gotheborg.se/join-us/sail-with-us/who-can-apply/)

How to apply:
Write your name, age and a short motivation as to why you should get the scholarship and send it to [email protected] the 5 August at the latest. Good luck! 

Spread this to anyone who might be interested - we're looking forward to reading the applications! 

For more information about the leg and how to apply, see below. 

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

Life on board

There are around fifty deckhands and twenty-five professional crew members on board Götheborg. The deckhand crew consists of a mix of people from all age groups, geographical origins, level of experience and interests. Everyone contributes in their own way with their unique life experience from professional and private life, whether you have sailing experience or not.

Götheborg will change its route to deliver an elephant to the Prince of Monaco

30 September 2022

Instead of heading straight from Nice to Valletta as planned, the route has been changed and the ship is now also making a short stopover in Monaco. However, it is not just a regular stopover: It will include the spectacular delivery of a 2.4-meter-high elephant sculpture to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

A short visit to Monaco

29 September 2022

We have some great news! We will make a short, but sweet visit to Monaco. This means that we will leave Nice on 4 October instead of 6 October. We will be in Monaco 4–6 October and will be open to visitors 5–6 October. Welcome on board!

Adiós Málaga!

20 September 2022

Tuesday 20 September we sailed out of Málaga, after almost a full week in the harbor in the city center. The days here has been amazing with lots of interested journalists and visitors on board. Next stop is Nice, France!