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Scandinavian Tour 2009

Highlights

Arendal in Norway and the historic Kjaempestaden public festival marked the first Norwegian stopover. The Swedish Ship Götheborg has links to Arendal and the Sørland coast through the East Indiaman Drottningen, which ran aground in 1803 at Hombursund on the Norwegian Sørland coast.

The ship arrived in Fredrikshamn for the 18th century ‘Tordenskiöld Days’ festival on 26 June. The Götheborg was the main attraction in the historical re-enactment of the Swedes’ attack on Fredrikshamn and Tordenskiöld’s ship, Vite Örn.

During the summer tour, the Swedish Ship Götheborg visited two towns in the province of Vestfold on the western side of the Oslo fjord: the maritime town Sandefjord and Stavern with its re-enactment of the battle of Dynekil in 1716. The Götheborg took part along with other sailing ships, and Tordenskiöld’s soldiers from Stavern and Fladstrand in Denmark.

On 10 July the Swedish Ship Götheborg arrived for the Ålesund Boat Festival. Two days later the ship set course south again for Stavanger, to later stop in Lysekil, where she was the starting boat for the Lysekil Women’s Match and then stayed in port for three days.

The Scandinavian Tour finished off in Risör at the large annual wooden boat festival.

Stopovers 2009

  • Marstrand 13-14 June
  • Arendal 19-21 June
  • Fredrikshamn 26-28 June
  • Sandefjord 1-3 July
  • Stavern 4-5 July
  • Ålesund 10-12 July
  • Stavanger 15-17 July
  • Farsund 19-21 July
  • Halden 23-25 July
  • Lysekil 27-30 July
  • Halmstad 2-3 August
  • Risör 6-9 August
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