Promotional voyage on board the traditional sailing ship HANSINE
Rostock to Gdańsk - 2 to 8 July 2010
On 2nd July, 2010 the promotion tour on board the traditional sailing ship Hansine started with the journey from Warsaw to Rostock where the old wooden traditional sailing ship Hansine was awaiting its sailing guests in Warnemünde.
Built out of oak in 1898 at the Danish shipyard JNOLSEN - the Hansine was the first Danish boat which was equipped with a stationary diesel engine capacity. It was used for fishing under the name Cimbria until 1938 and was afterwards renamed Hansine. In 2004, Wolfgang Weis discovered the Hansine in a small Danish port and decided to buy and restore it to get back its former glory. For the sale price of a cup of coffee and the promises of restoration made to the former owner the restoration work started and lasted until autumn 2008. Today, Wolfgang Weis is not aware of how much time it has taken and how much money was spent.
After boarding the old fishing boat around 20:00 it was mooring for one night at the Marina Hohe Düne and set its sails at 7.00 o’clock early in the morning. In safe keeping of the captain and owner Wolfgang Weis the ship was heading for the Baltic Sail Festival in Gdansk in Poland to participate in this maritime event. The sea route of 400 nautical miles started with full sails at a rate of 4-5 knots.
The first short stop was made next morning at Rodvig (Denmark), the homeland of Hansine, and ended at before noon for leaving towards Rügen. After passing Kap Arkona early in the morning and a short stop at Glowe the journey continued to the Nexo Port at the Island Bornholm, which was reached around noon, to make a trip to Bornholm. During the following night weather and wind direction changed to blowing strongly from south-east heading towards the next port of Leba from where the journey continued in the morning of 8th July towards Wladyslawowo.
After passing Hel Peninsula and the Gulf of Gdansk the Hansine was welcomed with beautiful sunshine and low wind. Late in the evening the ship arrived in Gdansk at the Motlawa River and moored in the heart of the Old Town, still four days of the Baltic Sail celebration in Gdansk ahead.
Thank you captain! Thank you Hansine!
Watch Video "Hansine"