Vega is a 122 year old Hardanger built Norwegian sailing cargo vessel. Every year the humanitarian vessel Vega sails about 8,000 sea miles delivering roughly 25 tons of donated educational and medical supplies to some of South East Asia’s most remote island communities. For more information please visit the Vega website at www.sailvega.com or simply Google ”Humanitarian vessel Vega” to see what others have to say about us.
Our main mast (Norwegian Pine) is reputed to be older than the boat and is still just fine, bar the odd check” says Captain Granger,” Our mizen mast (Red maranti – the only wood we could find at the time) is suffering from serious rot and must be replaced”. The existing lower mast is 10 meters tall and 26 cm diameter at the base. It is well stayed in the traditional manner with 3 shrouds a side and back stays.
“Our very modest budgets prohibit us from simply commissioning a new mast but fortunately having grown up in a wooden boat yard I have the experience to make this mast if we can locate a proper cant to make it from”, says Granger.
“Right now we need a shipping company willing to transport this wood from either Australia or Vancouver, Canada to Singapore where we will be doing the work”.