Thank you London for an amazing week in Canary Wharf, and thank you to the crowds who greeted us at Tower Bridge as we arrived! The interest shown in the ship, the many questions and big smiles from all visitors who came on board really made our week!
Photo: Jonathan Browning
Early in the morning, 8 August, we came up the river Thames and passed Tower Bridge, before turning around to our mooring place at Canary Wharf. Passing the beautiful landmark of Tower Bridge was a real treat, and we were greeted by thousands of people watching from the quaysides.
The berth in Canary Wharf was a great environment, the contrast between the modern highrise buildings and the 18th century ship truly spectacular. Tickets to visit the ship sold out every day with thousands of Londoners coming on board to experience the ship.
During the week we had a number of business events on board. One of them was hosted by our partner EKN, Swedish Export Credit Agency. A very well attended event for international banks, the seminar focused around the development of global trade, and the growing interest in sustainable solutions and products from Sweden for Asian investment projects in infrastructure and energy.
We are very proud to have EKN, a Swedish government agency that supports export companies and the internationalisation of Swedish business, as partners with us on our Asia Expedition 2022/2023.
We also had great media interest in the ship while in London. BBC London, BBC Radio and CBS News all came on board to do interviews, and the passing of Tower Bridge was covered in The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard and TimeOut Magazine, just to mention a few.
Friday 12 August at 13:30, with traditional shanties being sung on board, we headed out again, leaving Canary Wharf by going through the lock at Blue Bridge.
Next stop is Bremerhaven, Germany, where we are part of the Maritime Days with more than 80 ships participating, and 350,000 visitors.
If you want to know where we are while we are sailing, you can always follow us on the map here.
Did you know that anyone can sail along as a deckhand?! We still have spaces left for the sailing legs starting from Bremerhaven and onwards. Sail with us!
Watch the video from the sixth leg!
This is a beautiful and perfect summary, like a short documentary, that distilles what sailing on board the Götheborg is all about. The breathtaking scenery, the ocean, the hard work, the adventure, the comradeship and the great people on board. The amazing ship Götheborg; creaking, swaying, sailing – all craftsmanship, manual work and rugged beauty. Quiet days on board, games and play, storms and broken sails. It finishes with the impressive arrival to London, sailing under Tower Bridge.
This video is from sailing leg six on the Asia Expedition 2022/2023. Leaving Oslo 30 July 2022 and arriving in London 8 August 2022. It was a sailing leg with some challenging seas and wind, but also warm and calm days with time for a swim stop. In this video you meet several members of our crew. Watch Leader Assistant Hanna Lönnqvist and Sailmakers Aurélien Gazeau are interviewed. You also meet our Captain Torben Hildemar, Chief Officer Mats Larsson, Second Officer Jakob Tilander, Bosun Marie-Louise Edholm, Watch Leader Dave Farrall, Carpenter Quirin Horn and several of the wonderful deckhands that sailed with us on this sailing leg. It's impossible not to love these people!
You don't want to miss this video! It leaves you with the feeling that you really want to be on board! To see more of the adventures of Götheborg follow us here on Youtube, or check out our accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Tiktok.
Photography, editing and sounds: Josef Götherskjöld Produced by: Street Studios & Götheborg of Sweden
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.