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Photos: SS Sørlandet Tall Ship Visits Bermuda

The SS Sørlandet, one of the world’s oldest operating fully-rigged tall ships, arrived in Bermuda this week, marking one of a few visits the vessel has made to the island.

According to their website, “The Sail Training Ship Sørlandet is owned and administrated by a non-profit foundation. The objective of the ship’s sailing activities is to offer the general public an experience in traditional life on board a tall ship, as well as maintaining the ship by active use.

“People of all ages between 15 and 70 of both sexes and all nationalities are welcomed to participate as trainees. No previous sailing experience is required. Detailed instructions will be given on board. You will learn new skills, such as: being a helmsman, lookout, safety, and participating in active sail manoeuvres.

“The Sørlandet was built in Kristiansand, Norway, in 1927 as a full-rigged ship for training young people for the merchant marine. As the demand for regular training of young seamen decreased in the seventies, she extended the activities to welcome the general public on board. The name Sørlandet comes from the southern region of Norway – it means the southern land.”



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