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Svendborg 2017 EN

THE HISTORY OF DANISH YACHTING The Danish Yachting Museum is located at the harbour front in Svendborg, a few minutes’ walk from the port oce. Every corner is being used in the industrial exhibition hall at Frederiksø, the old shipyard island. Everywhere you look, traditional sailboats and motor boats fill the space with their polished mahogany and lacquered masts. Most of the exhibited boats have all sails set, and if you look up you will see classic kayaks hanging from the ceiling. The exhibition also boasts full-hull and half-hull model ships, outboard motors, old dinghies, classic water skies and every imaginable maritime item. SPECIAL EXHIBITION ON THE NORDIC FOLKBOAT This year’s special exhibition marks the 75th anniversary of the Nordic Folkboat. The museum’s own folkboat, GILL, was launched as one of the very first in 1942, and since then, the small boat has become a major success, as it is perfect for both racing and cruising. The museum also exhibits the folkboat TIBBE, which was used as the template with which shipbuilder Erik Andreasen constructed the first fibreglass folkboat in 1975. Before the fibreglass version was even launched, he had received orders for an additional 43 boats! The exhibition tells the story of the folkboat from its earliest beginnings, and is accompanied by an amazing exhibition of photos by German photographer Michael Müller. SAILING EXHIBITION While the museum’s adult guests learn about the history of sailing and yachting, the younger guests can try out the sailing simulator with a wind machine that makes it feel as if you are really at sea. The museum also has a small café and a reading corner with maritime literature. Located by the Sejlskibsbroen pier is the museum’s sailing exhibition, consisting of five vessels, all manned by a crew of knowledgeable volunteers. Included in the exhibition is the cruiser called LA Krydser nr. 0, which is the very first of its kind, built by legendary shipbuilder Bjørn Olsen. Visiting yachters get a discount on the entry fee. Visit The Danish Yachting Museum Open all year (July 10am - 18pm) Adults 65,- Dkr. Children free Open all year. See the openingshours at · www.lystsejlads.dk


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