Sailboat rescued by sailing ship

Nothing like seeing a square-rigger hove over the horizon and ask if you’d like a tow! If you missed it, this is a great story about a sailboat given a tow off the French coast by Götheborg, a reproduction of an 18th century sailing ship.

“Imagine losing your rudder out at sea and sending out a distress call. And then the largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship in the world comes to your rescue. Or in the words of the sailors on the sailing boat: “This moment was very strange, and we wondered if we were dreaming. Where were we? What time period was it?”  

Read the full story at the Götheborg web site.


By Tim Queeney