Tar weekends coming up!

Tar weekend coming up!

The tar weekends are now full and the application is closed.


Summer is over and the maintenance of our beloved ship is in need of some extra pair of hands! If you have time to spend, and love the dark and musky fragrance of tar? Do not hesitate to apply for one or two weekends where we will get together and maintain the rig before winter arrives.

Tar weekend coming up!

We are looking for people who have sailed on Götheborg before; you must be able to go aloft in the rig. You’ll get a refresher on rig training. The weekends are short so we can’t teach people from scratch unfortunately.

Be aware that we run the tar weekend together, so we still need people in supporting roles as backis and tar runner.



21st - 22nd of October
28th - 29th of October


Short programme:

09:00       - Muster at the capstan, introduction and start work.
Time tbd - Lunch and afternoon fika.
17:00        - Work is done
Time tbd - Dinner on board
Evening off, you’re free to go on shore

07:15        - Breakfast
08:00       - Muster at the capstan, start work
Time tbd - Fika and lunch
14:00        - pack your bags and clean the skans
15:00        - Thank you!


We’ll provide you with:

A volunteer contract for insurance reasons. (Non Swedes must have a travel insurance that covers volunteer work)
A good work atmosphere
A place to sleep in Aft Skans on Saturday night
Work clothes, harness, rig training refresher


Food on board is provided:

Lunch, fika and dinner on Saturday
Breakfast, 2 x fika and lunch on Sunday
We will ask thoes who get accepted about food preferences.
Just like at sea, next to fish and meat, we can provide:
Vegitarian (lacto ovo), lactose or gluten intolerant. NO vegan option.


Bring with you:

Warm clothes (goes under the ship’s work clothes) and a warm hat/beany.
Tar shoes (safe for going aloft)
Bedlinen / sleeping bag, towel, toothbrush, etc.


How to apply:

You need to follow our code of conduct, just like at sea.

Apply with your profile on PAAM for the tar weekend!


Maintenance volunteers

24 November 2023

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Open on weekends in September 2023

01 September 2023

Good news! We will extend the period that we are open to visitors in Eriksberg, Gothenburg. All through September 2023, we will stay open for guided tours on weekends. Opening hours will be 11:00–16:00 and tours will leave once an hour. Welcome on board the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship!

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