Big Thanks to Sydney Fish Markets for allowing temporary berthing of ‘Aegir’ our 800AD replica Gokstadt Viking longship. We are able to continue the preparation towards ocean going trials. PHBC is looking for a more permanent situation to continue preparations. Thanks also to Colin Wishart and crew of FV Kingfisher of Deep Sea Charters for the vessel movement on the day.
Traditional timber boatbuilders Orion Alderton and Toby Mairgaard are progressing well refitting ribs in the ship. The Aegir is being made seaworthy for ocean voyaging.
An invitation to the Norwegian Royal visit in Sydney of King Harold V and Queen Sonja presented an opportunity for the club to connect with our Gokstadt replica Viking Ship ‘Aegir’ roots.
At the reception to celebrate Australian Norwegian relations held at MCA Sydney Queen Sonja presented her photographic exhibition, Inspirational Encounters in Norway. Music was performed live by Haykon Kornstad.
Our Treasurer Michael Bolton-Hall met the Kings Brigadier. Brigadier Nils Petter Granholt is also the for’dhand for King Harold on his many sailing adventures. The Brigadier is also from the same area in Norway where the original Gokstadt ship was found. He was excited to realize one of only three Gokstadt replicas is here in Sydney.
The Brigadier said he wanted to keep in touch and start to build a relationship with our Norwegian counterparts.
The Royals on Sydney Harbour
Great day for rowing the viking ship last Sunday. About thirty rowers from Surf Life Saving Clubs joined the Pyrmont Heritage Boating Club to give the Aegir a row around the bay.
We’d love to see you there! No boating experience necessary – there will be something for everyone.
Click here to see another crew practising rowing into 15knts of wind. We have two of these 7m practise boats so that crews can match each other in any weather. The crews will soon become proficient for the challenge of the 23m Viking Ship Aegir. Call Michael on 0419 433 761 for practise every Saturday from midday.
Under the Anzac Bridge 9-19 Bank St in Pyrmont every Saturday join the Viking Ship Aegir for rowing and sailing practice sessions. We will begin at 1200hrs until 1600hrs. BBQ lunch provided by donation. Call Michael on 0419433761.