the full rigger sørlandet's
Friends association

The gift that became a national cultural treasure

"Sørlandet" is not only one of the few remaining full rigs in the world today (she is the second oldest of three Norwegian tall ships, the “Great Trio of Norway”, which besides her includes Statsraad Lehmkuhl and Christian Radich), it's also one of the most beautiful ones.

Beautiful to look at, soft in its lines, raised and proud as a queen. The full rigger was built in May 1927 in the region where she has for a long time been central to the education of sailors – a traditional rigged sailing ship was well suited to give young people an introduction to maritime skills and thus open the possibility of a professional career. For almost a hundred years "Sørlandet" has created pride and identity, made young people adults, and taught them that through effort and cooperation we can achieve the most distant goals. Many of the students have thought with joy and gratitude back to the adolescence they were allowed tospend on board the "Sørlandet", and on what this gave, both for the sailorsand those who were not. Our sailing ship is still there for the joy and benefitof women and men, for girls and boys who get to sail with it.

Technical data:
Displacement: 891 tons
Tonnage: 499 gross tons
Length: 56.69m/186’
Length inclusive bowsprit: 64.15m/210.5’
Height of masthead : 35m (115’) above sea level
Decks: 2
Bulkheads: 4
Draft: 4-45m /14.5’
Beam: 8.87m/28.1’
Trainee capacity:70/sailing or 150 passengers in closed waters. 60-62 students during the schoolyear
Fixed crew: 15
Propulsion: Deutz Diesel 564 BHP
Auxiliary Power: 560KW/ 9 knots
Number of Sails: 27
Sail Area: 1,240m²(10,360 square feet)
Area of trainees’ quarter (banjer): Approx. 200m² 

The Full Rigger Sørlandet’s Friends Association is created to take care of the unique cultural heritage from the maritime Norway under sail.
Be a part of our "crew" and help us to take care of the ship and keep "Sørlandet" be able to sail fully loaded with knowledge, culture and traditions.  

Gi en gave med mening

Med din gave kan vi holde skuta i stand slik at hun kan seile fullastet med kunnskap, kultur og tradisjoner.
Ønsker du et donasjonsbevis? Dersom du donerer mer enn 1000,- så kan du kontakte oss når donasjonen er gitt, så sender vi et innrammet bevis i posten.