Tall Ship Soren Larsen
The Tall Ship Soren Larsen is sailing up the coast of New Zealand at the moment. She has been bound for the port of Russell in the Bay of Islands. The Tall Ship Soren Larsen is a 44 meter twin-masted brigantine which led the fleet during Australia's 1988 Bicentennial First Fleet reenactment. If you want to become part of the ship's crew, you have to work four hour watches sailing the ship. You do not need any experience, you just have to be reasonably fit. You will be supervised by thte professional crew who will give you every assistance.
From June, 2010 the tall ship Soren Larsen will be sailing on a series of voyages throughout the South Pacific. They will be heading from New Zealand to Tonga and visiting the Kermadac Islands on the way. Then they will sail to the Ha'apai islands and Vava'u before voyaging to the outer islands of Vanuatu and Fiji. Then the Soren Larsen will sail north to the fabulously isolated islands of the Banks and Torres group as well as New Caledonia before sailing west to Australia. The cost from Auckland to the Bay of Islands is about $725 per person. Personally I would be heading for the Banks Islands, a wondrous place indeed.
The Tall Ship Soren Larsen is 44.2 meters length overall. She has a beam of 7.8 meters. Her draft is 3.4 meters. Her displacement is 290 tonnes and for survey, the tall ship Soren Larsen is officially certified under the NZ Safe Ship Management scheme.
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