THE PHBC VIKING SHIP IS ON THE WARPATH

Wow! What a sponsor – $10,000 worth of free slipping coming up in February courtesy of SSRE Sydney Ship Repair & Engineering Pty Ltd Goat Island Sydney Harbour “New South Wales Leading Ship Repair and Refit Facility” AND we have 20 Vikings all medieval specialists coming down from the Blue Mountains to camp under the Anzac Bridge at night and strip and antifoul our 23 metre long Gokstad Replica Longship by day.

Not only that – we have 10 work experience clients from Communicare  on the job as well.

This is the start of a program which will make OUR ship a signature sight as it sails on Sydney Harbour. Watch this Space for footage and stills as we embark on this unique adventure.

Remember this – the Vikings did not sack Constantinople, conquer Palermo, discover North America or establish a new kingdom in Northern England by sailing ‘clunkers’. Our ship has been logged at 21 knots under sail and 9 knots under oar. (S)He – (the vikings believed ships were of the masculine gender) – can tack through 45 degrees and sail/surf through North Atlantic storms. SERIOUS FUN !! Everybody who helps us get this project finished can participate in the adventure. 

Find out more about these sophisticated machines HERE

our header picture is the Gaia sister ship to ours.

Posted by Martin  Van der Wal

 

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One thought on “THE PHBC VIKING SHIP IS ON THE WARPATH

  1. I am thrilled to hear that antifouling is used on a Viking ship replica: what do our friends from the Roskilde Nautical history laboratory have to say to that ?
    Anyway, if anybody could supply me with photos of your replica, I should be most grateful for my collection of pictures for my students (who just had 3 weeks of Vikings ships) in their Viking lecture course 😉
    Good luck with your venture,
    Rudy

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