Event Detail

4
Jul
2016

Ship Field trip to The SS Sørlandet (This event is full)

Leader: Ship's Captain
Monday, 4 Jul 2016
Tour 1: Drinks Reception 5.30 pm; Private Tour 6.00 pm; Tour 2: Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Private Tour 7.00 pm
Meeting place: Café 8, rooftop of Pier 8, Central
This event requires pre-reigstration. To reserve places, please email the RGS - HK at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., indicating which session you would like to join. You will then receive from the RGS booking instructions, a booking form and detailed joining instructions.

The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to invite members to a private guided tour of the Tall Ship The SS Sørlandet, the world’s oldest working full-rigged ship. The SS Sørlandet is an exceptional example of the sailing cultural heritage of Norway’s long maritime history.

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.

To reserve places, please email the RGS - HK at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., indicating which session you would like to join.  You'll then receive the booking instructions, a booking form and detailed joining instructions.

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.

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