The Faroese cutter Westward Ho, which was built in Grimsby in 1884, has set sail for Iceland with a crew of eight Faroese and eight Icelanders. It is expected to arrive in Akranes, west Iceland, tomorrow, where it will be exhibited.
From the Faroe Islands.
On Saturday the cutter will continue to Reykjavík to commemorate Fishermen’s Day and the Festival of the Sea. Upon its return to Tórshavn, the Faroese capital, the cutter will be part of an Icelandic celebration and culture night festivities, Morgunblaðið reports.
The cutter’s arrival in Iceland is part of an agreement between port authorities in Iceland and the Faroe Islands on increased cooperation in culture and tourism.
Westward Ho first came to Iceland two years ago and garnered considerable attention. Henceforth it is scheduled to sail between the two countries every three years.
Click here to read more about the program for this year’s Festival of the Sea, June 2-3. Fishermen’s Day on June 3 will be celebrated around the country.