The biggest wooden sailboat in the world is on its way to Lisbon
Sweden’s Götheborg will dock in the capital from the 5th to the 8th of September. It will be open to visitors during this period.
The historic ship Götheborg of Sweden, the largest wooden sailing ship in the world, will make a stop in Lisbon for the first time, from the 5th to the 8th of September. The ship set off on a massive expedition — Asia Expedition 2022/2023 — on June 8 and its stop in Portugal is the eighth stop of the trip (and the longest as well).
The Götheborg of Sweden will be moored at Cais Rocha Conde de Óbidos and best of all, it will be open to visitors during your stay in the capital. Visitors will be able to be part of the unique adventure of sailing like a true sailor and understand how life works on board an 18th century ship.
It is not necessary to have any navigation experience, because you will be with a professional crew that will go with you while you are on board. You will also learn about the history of the East India Companies and the adventures of the original Götheborg, who sailed three times to Asia.
“The presence of this ship in Lisbon on the Tagus River, next September, is a great moment and an exciting event for the city, which gives the opportunity to know and learn more about this expedition, based on human values, innovation and sustainability. ”, says Alberto Laplaine Guimarães, secretary general of Lisbon.
To navigate the sailboat, a crew of 70 people is required. In this adventure, about 20 are part of the professional crew and the remaining 50 are members of the public who will become sailors for a day.
As there is a limited number of participants, it is necessary to apply connected. According to the organization, it was already possible on a ship for a few days to show that he put a lot of effort in the organization, it is possible that he is one of the chosen ones. As information about the program, operation and prices will be disclosed closer to the data.
Lisbon is the eighth stop of the expedition and the last one before the ship enters the Mediterranean. It will also be the longest and most adventurous, as it takes more than two weeks to sail from Bremerhaven to the capital.