Køge — SandefjordStartharbour: Køge
Boarding after: 22.06.2015 00:00
Departure: 23.06.2015 12:00
Port of destination: Sandefjord
Arrival: 29.06.2015 00:00
Days on board: 8
You have to be on board not later than 7:30 a.m. on the day of the departure.
The leg starts in the medieval town Køge (Denmark), not far from Copenhagen. We’ll go round the island Zealand and come to Helsingør, also known as Elsinore, where you’ll see the castle of Prince of Denmark.
From the narrow Sund strait, full of yachts and wind mills, we’ll get into the Kattegat strait. We’ll make the first voyage from Helsingør to Göteborg. If the weather conditions are favorable, we’ll visit the port Halmstad. It was founded in the XI century and since then it has been a sea base, a trade routes centre and a tourist attraction.
In Göteborg the crew will have time to walk along straight streets and numerous parks and visit a wonderful scientific centre Uniiversum. There is also a marine museum in Göteborg. If we are lucky, we’ll have a chance to see a beautiful wooden vessel “Göteborg” and take part in the cannon battle against her.
Then comes the next voyage Göteborg – Friedrichshafen. If the weather conditions are favorable, we’ll stay on island Laesoe where there are long beaches and warm shoalness.
The traditional battle is planned for the 25th of June. “Shtandart” is going to take part again in the reconstruction festival in Friedrichshafen. The focus of the festival is the Great Northern War (1700 – 1721).
The next few days – sailing practice. The voyage Friedrichshafen – Sandefjord.
After passing the wind-blown cape Skagen, where the Baltic and the Northern Sea meet, we’ll cross the Skagerrak strait and reach the coast of Norway.