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?
European Tour 2023
Thank you Jersey and Jersey Boat Show
After a long sailing leg from Gibraltar, we arrived in Jersey to attend the Jersey Boat Show. We had great days in lovely St Helier, and a big interest in visiting the ship. Thank you to everyone who came on board!
After a cold and rainy arrival (but with dolphins jumping at the bow, which brightened up the rainy day) to St Helier in Jersey, the rest of the stopover treated us to weather that only improved every day.
We were in Jersey as part of Jersey Boat Show, and we had a great five days with a continuous stream of visitors on board and great support from the Boat Show organisation. Thank you everyone who came on board!
One of the days we were invited to sing shanties by the main stage, and the crew members on board did an amazing job! If you are curious, there is a short clip of the shanty performance posted on our social media accounts.
Just two days before our arrival to Jersey, the Götheborg also helped rescue a small sailing boat and tow it to the French coast. An adventure for both the crew on Götheborg and the sailing boat. Read the full story here.
Due to the big tides in Jersey, we had to very carefully time our arrival and departure times. Therefore, we left at 6am in the morning on the 2nd of May, with a few early risers coming to wave us off. For those who did make it to the quayside, the gorgeous morning light made it well worth it.
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!
At the end of August, Götheborg of Sweden will attend Sweden’s largest shipping event, Donsö Shipping Meet (DSM). It’s the first time that the ship will attend the event, and it is also the first time that Götheborg will moor at Donsö in the southern archipelago outside of Gothenburg.