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The Statsraad Lehmkuhl is sailed by the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy’s first year officer cadets who will be participating in leadership training, learning about the United States Presidential electoral procedures, visiting NATO headquarters and our local Navy bases, along with teambuilding during the trip. The cadets also get a strong foundation of basic seamanship during their weeks onboard. Stripped of modern communication and technology, the students are forced to work together to overcome the timeless challenges and dangers of travelling the seas by sail. Statsraad Lehmkuhl has been part of the basic training program since 2002, whereby the Royal Norwegian Navy leases the ship for several months every year.
Norfolk has become a favorite port of call for the ship and her crew; this will be the 12th consecutive year that the ship has called on the City of Norfolk as part of their sail-training schedule. The port visit is sponsored by The City of Norfolk and Festevents, Ltd. Guests are encouraged to come witness the Statsraad Lehmkuhl’s arrival into port as the crew will be in uniform and positioned on the three-masts singing the ship into port on Monday, November 7, 2016.
Be sure to follow the HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl on their facebook page as they sail into Norfolk at “Seilskipet Statsraad Lehmkuhl”. In order to translate the facebook page to English, right click anywhere on the Facebook page and select “Translate to English”.