A bucket list sailing adventure

Sail for free on board Götheborg

This sailing leg is now full
If you are interested in sailing with us, please note that it is possible to apply for the separate sailing legs and sail on board as a paying deckhand. Read more here!

We now offer a unique opportunity to sail for free on board the Götheborg during the first six weeks of this year’s sailing adventure. Sign on in Barcelona mid-March and sign off in the Brittany/Normandie area right at the end of April. We promise a great sailing adventure in the Mediterranean, through the Straits of Gibraltar, along the coast of Portugal and across the Bay of Biscay. This is a bucket list sailing adventure that you don’t want to miss!

Sail for free on board Götheborg

Photo: Josef Götherskjöld

The ship will leave Barcelona 20 March 2023, but deckhands will sign on already 17 March 2023. The first stopover will be beautiful Sète in the south of France, also known as “Venice of the Languedoc” for its network of canals. After a few days in Sète, the ship heads south again, now making its way towards the Straits of Gibraltar. Before sailing through the Straits of Gibraltar, and heading towards the Bay of Biscay, the ship will make one more portstop (where is still to be announed). Sign off will be 30 April 2023 somewhere in the area around the western tip of France (also still to be announced).  

During all the four portstops included in this sailing period, we will have open ship, inviting visitors on board. As usual, you as a deckhand will be involved in station guiding during open ship.

We now offer a select number of people the unique opportunity to sail for free on board the Götheborg, when you sign up for the full first six weeks of this year’s sailing adventure.

The reasons why we offer this sailing period for free are threefold.

  1. We need a full crew for the long sail from the Straits of Gibraltar and across the Bay of Biscay.
  2. We also want a warmed-up crew that are really beginning to find their feet around the ship for this longer sailing leg.
  3. It is very short notice for many people to join six weeks of sailing.

If you were ever to head out on a great adventure, this is your chance!

Sign on in Barcelona: 17 March 2023
Sign off in the area around the tip of western France: 30 April 2023

Interested in sailing with us? Sign up now!

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.

Last chance to visit the ship in Barcelona

15 March 2023

This weekend (18–19 March) will be our last in Barcelona. Monday 20 March at 10:00 we head out after nearly five months in this beautiful city. 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.  

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!