MAST CLIMBING WITH ROYAL ALBATROSS AT RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA
Experience the more challenging aspect of a sailor’s life and climb 21 metres above sea level up the masts of the Royal Albatross. The traditional tall ship boasts four masts that tower high above the waters of Sentosa.
Be it to raise the sails, observation, or to do repairs; mast climbing has been an essential part of sailing since time immemorial. Sailors would clamber up to the crow’s nest to watch for land or other ships or approaching storms.
How these seamen used to do it in the olden days is using a harness or a bosun’s chair together with a halyard and a winch to be hoisted up to the top. The other way is to secure themselves with a harness and climb up the sailing rig to reach the masthead.
Before ascenders came into the picture for traditional climbing, the ship’s crew would have to tie friction knots for the same function of securing them. How friction knots work is that they allow the climber to ascend as long as the rope is slack. However, when pressure is applied, by pulling or if the climber falls, the knot will tighten and stop the climber from falling all the way through.
Nowadays, technology allows for motorised winches that could even allow for a solo climb, without the need to rely on a belayer.
For Royal Albatross, there is an industry attachment for students from the Institute of Technical Education to learn the ropes (literally) in being part of the crew on a tall ship. Part of this course includes learning the different aspects of the vessel and learning how to raise which sails and when.
Now, visitors to Sentosa get to take up this challenge to reach greater heights and reach 21 metres above sea level as they look upon the view beneath them. A reward for conquering a different trial unlike any other in the region.
If you are an explorer looking for adventure, a thrill-seeker, or maybe someone seeking to overcome their fear of heights, this is the activity for you waiting at Resorts World Sentosa.
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Mast Climb Tickets (Promotions ends 31 Dec 2017)
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Mast Climb Tickets
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• One mast climb session
• Digital photo on top of the mast
• Certificate of achievement
• $25 F&B voucher
10.30am onwards everyday
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Mon to Sun, 9am to 6pm
Adjacent to SEA Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore. Click HERE to view the map.