An incredible opportunity for visitors over the…

Posted on April 4, 2017

An incredible opportunity for visitors over the next couple of weeks – climb the stairs in the Charles Mallory Sail Loft and meet Johan Tideland, a 25-year-old sailmaker from Sweden who is here to repair the silk sail on the Viking longship DRAKEN HARALD HÅRFAGRE.

Johan is patching and repairing – entirely by hand – the battered sail of DRAKEN as she undergoes spring maintenance. Johan learned his trade while working on the Götheborg, a sailing replica of an 18th-century Swedish East Indiaman and one of the world's largest operational wooden sailing vessels.

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