The SS Sørlandet has a rich history, having travelled the world numerous times from its initial launch as a training ship for sailors in 1927. It was subsequently damaged and captured by the Axis powers during WWII, and today travels the world while housing on board a unique international group of students who also serve as crew members during its voyages.
The oldest of three existing Norwegian Tall Ships, SS Sørlandet has three masts and 27 sails, measuring 64 metres in length. In near-perfect original condition, with only a select few external changes since 1927, this unique historical vessel provides an extraordinary insight into maritime and sailing history.
Meeting place: Drinks reception at Café 8 on rooftop of Pier 8, Central, before private tour of the ship
Members of the RGS and their guests are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$200 for RGS Members and HK$250 for guests and others.