The worlds largest tall ship will visit Ålesund
Do not miss this russian beauty docking during The Tall Ships Races Ålesund.
− We can not waite till summer when this tall ship will visit us! It will most definitely be one of our biggest attractions which will, I think, attract even more tall ships and audience to our town, says an enthusiastic Project Manager, Albert E. Gjørtz.
Sedov, which is owned by the Murmansk naval school, is coming to Ålesund the 15th till the 18th of July.
− The 4 Barque will only visit two of the ports during this years The Tall Ships Races, from Ålesund she will sail to Kristiansand in Cruise in Company, says Gjørtz. Ålesund will not only be visited by one enormous tall ship, but also the worlds third largest, the russian trainingship Mir.
This 94-year-old windjammer is named after the russian Arctic explorer Georgy Sedov.
Built with steel and a maximum hight of the masts are 58 meters. The russian training vessel is 122 meters if you take account for the lenght including Bowsprit. The full lenght of the hull only is 108.70, even so, Sedov is the worlds largest tall ship.
The crew onboard this years race of friendship will be 200 persons, where 146 of these will be trainees, visiting Ålesund and Kristiansand.