A faering is an open boat with two pairs of oars, commonly found in most boat-building traditions in Scandinavia dating back to Viking era. The hull is built like a shell into which the ribs are mounted. Faerings are clinker-built, with planks overlapped and riveted together to form the hull. A faering can be rowed only or rigged with mast and sail. If a rudder is mounted , it is usually mounted on the stern, equipped with a push-and pull tiller. The length usually varies from 4.3 meters to 5.2 meters. The hull is built very light, often less than 80 or 90 kg. The rigged faerings had square sails, while other boats usually have variations of lug rigs and sprit sails.
- Wikipedia: Faering
- Færing - What is a faering? - Definition of the basic norse boat: the faering - Viking ships and norse wooden boats by Jørn Olav Løset, Norway
- Viking ship classes
A table for sea traveling is presented below. It takes into account the number and type of crew members, the time of day and the weather conditions. The travel distance is mostly 1, 2 or 7 nodes depending on the amount of cargo.
|Vessel||crew||cargo||distance (km)||nodes (max)|
|type of effect||half full||full||heavy rain / snow||heavy storm / blizzard||dusk||night|
|cargo effects||-1 nodes||-2 nodes|
|weather effects||-2 nodes||-3 nodes|
|time of day effects||-1 nodes||-2 nodes|