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Draken Harald Hårfagre. Photo courtesy of Draken Expedition America.

Draken Harald Hårfagre. Photo courtesy of Draken Expedition America.

 

The world’s largest Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, has arrived in New York City, the grand finale of their long and epic expedition!

Draken Harald Hårfagre is a reconstruction of a Viking longship and has been on an epic expedition since leaving Norway in April of this year, sailing the historic route of the Norse Vikings first transatlantic crossing of more than a thousand years ago.

 

 

She’ll be docked in North Cove Marina September 17-26 for their NYC visit, and open for deck tours starting today! There’s also an exhibition display in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

Deck Tours 11am – 6 pm
Sunday, September 18 – Thursday, September 22
Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26

Tickets are $10 adults and $5 children; available in the exhibition area in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place
250 Vesey Street
(just west of One World Trade Center)

For more information visit, Draken Expedition America

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

 

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America’s Cup competitors race past Drake’s Island, Plymouth in 2011. Photo by Nilfanion via wikipedia (CC 3.0)

 

After a hiatus lasting just a few years shy of a century, the America’s Cup returns to New York in 2016!

Top sailors from around the world will compete in six events planned for 2016, as they race towards the finals in Bermuda in 2017.

Finish — First International Race for America’s Cup, August 8, 1870. Metropolitan Museum of Art (Public Domain)

 

PR Web News Release: America’s Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series on May 7-8, 2016.

“The New York event is going to be spectacular,” said ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill. “Racing on the lower Hudson River, in front of that Manhattan skyline, will be a huge hit. It’s going to be a great event for the America’s Cup and a great event for New York.”

ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill and the America’s Cup trophy look ahead to the return of America’s Cup racing to New York with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series on May 7-8, 2016. (Photo: ACEA 2015 /Rob Tringali) (PRNewsFoto/America’s Cup Event Authority)

 

America’s Cup racing was held in New York harbor and environs from 1870 to 1920, representing the first 13 challenges for the oldest trophy in international sport. Read more from the News Release here…

 
posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

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