A new home is waiting

This winter we bought a house in Tønsberg and now we are on the move. I already got the membership in Tønsberg Seilforening (www.tonsbergseilforening.no). This is one of the biggets and best clubs in the country. I also got a harbour for the boat.

It is sad to leave Bundefjorden with its magnificient wednesday club races and the good tone ampongst the sailors, but it hink Tønsberg will be great!

I am looking forward to the new site with the wonderful archipelago and the closeness to the open fjord.

I am looking for new crew, though Preben anbd Siri will join the Færder race.

Line is welcome on another boat.

Some pictures from last fall

Here some memories from last summer / fall



Stored for the winter.




 Last day 2012




 Regatta in BSF, We were Race Officers. There are over 40 boats on the picture.




After start big fleet.




A nice evening this summer in the harbour of Horten.




Wednesday 30. june

Here some nice pictures fromm Wednesday the 30th june. The pictures were taken by Christopher Robin Hansen. To see more pictures from that race follow this link >>>>>




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Looks like the main is slightly under-trimmed 


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Blue spinakker... Wonder if we couldn't let out a little bit more sheet?


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Færder 2012



The Færder Race is the biggest event for sailing in Norway. Every first weekend in June a large amount of boats are racing out of the Oslo Fjord. This year bout 850 boats started. The start was as exciting as every year despite the low winds. It was at times chaotic with big cruise ships making their way through the armada.

The race was a trial in patients for the first 10 to 12 hours. But we were really successful at finding the little wind that was there. We did not have high hopes though because we still lack a Genua 1 and the main sail is too small. Also we sailed short handed only the three of us.

We almost stopped in the narrow Drøbak sound but in a magic moment we got a small stripe of wind all for our selves close to the Hå island. We made over five knots while the rest of the fleet was virtually still. Magic! This helps us to catch the "train" of new wind that just started right north of Kaholmene. The wind picked up later and we in the end had a nice ride back from the windward mark all the way at Tristeinene. We made a few errors including loosing the spinnaker halyard up the mast two hours before finish. Still we made it to the fifth place in our class against 25 boats. We were super happy. The race took us about 24 hours.

BTW the video was shot with a Rolley 100 Action Cam strapped to my arm. Iprefere that over the Go procam i got. It is cheap and has simple interface that makes is much more useful than Go Pro in th middle of the action. and it has some sort of sound. Really bad, but sound it is. I am still searching for an even better solution though.


Bundefjorden Rundt 19. May 2012

So far the racing is not much to report about. We are held back with the lack of a complete sail inventory. We lack a light wind genua and a new main sail with a much bigger roach. But also there is still much to unlock in sorting out and finding the boat speed. Many details are sorted out and fixes are made and every step is bringing us a bit forward.

Despite our slow progress we are enjoying the siling.

Here two videos from Bundefjorden Rundt our local regatta.