We love the recent surge of historical recreations of famous trips; not only do they set out to verify important facts about history, but they introduce a typically diverse and young pool of landlubbers to the soul of sailing. The Hokulea project has been racking up the miles (most recently seen dockside during Charleston Race Week), but the Draken is even more up the SA alley.
While the volunteer crew was already chosen for the America 2016 voyage of this massive Viking replica (from over 4000 applicants!), you can still go and check her out when she visits the Canadian maritimes and then the Great Lakes this summer. And if you really want to sail aboard, here’s a tip from an old square rig mariner: Drop them a line anyway and let them know your background and availability. Typically, there’s some serious attrition on these voyages, and if you’re available, you might just get the call.
Tip o’ the hat to SA’er “Driftw00d”. Thread here.