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European Tour 2013

For the second summer in the row the Swedish Ship Götheborg headed out on a European Tour. During the four month long tour the ship visited nine countries and fifteen cities around Europe. Among other events the ship took part in the Tall Ships Race 2013 and the French maritime festival Lármada De Rouen, one of the largest maritime festivals in the world which are visited by over ten million people.

Highlights

On Monday the 6th of May, the Swedish Ship Götheborg casted off to head out on the four-month long adventure, European Tour 2013. During the summer the ship participated in everything from small festivals to royal celebrations.

During the tour the Swedish Ship Götheborg attended several events including the National Day celebrations in Oslo and the celebration of 600-year anniversary of the city of Landskrona.

On the 7th of July Tall Ships Race started, the world’s largest international race for sail training ships. Over one hundred ships from all over the world gathered in Århus in Denmark for a joint departure to Falsterbo, where the start of the first race leg took place. Together with the Russian ship Shtandart the Swedish Ship Götheborg conducted a unique naval battle that also was the inauguration of the Tall Ships Race festival in Århus. The entire race lasted a month and the finish line was in Szczecin in Poland.

The Swedish Ship Götheborg arrived at her home port of Gothenburg on the 7th of September after a very successful tour in Europe. Over 100 000 people visited the ship during the summer and the ship was the main attraction at several major maritime festivals throughout the four-month long tour.

 

Stopovers 2013

  • Tönsberg 8-9 May
  • Moss 11-13 May
  • Oslo 13-19 May
  • Landskrona 24-26 May
  • Rouen 6-16 June
  • Den Helder 20-23 June
  • Kiel 27-30 June
  • Århus 4-7 July
  • Helsingfors 17-20 July
  • Riga 25-28 July
  • Szczecin 3-6 August
  • Visby 9-11 August
  • Örnsköldsvik 16-18 August
  • Luleå 22-25 August
  • Norrtälje 30 August-1 September
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