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post #10 of Old 04-19-2013
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Re: Norway as a sailing country

Originally Posted by Simon Broersma View Post
It is more to create the basis of a study towards the differences in sailing culture between the Netherlands and Norway. I hope to find people who are preparing at the moment to travel through most of the coming season on their seaworthy yacht. I am getting in contact now with royal yacht club in Oslo. So probably I will seek my information and do interviews and so on over there. But perhaps the westcoast is more popular with sailing, and Oslo more with the industrial shipbuilding or motorized ships? I like to split these subject beforehand and focus on the main subject of my research! The sailing yachts and how people in Norway use them.
With regards to geography it's opposite.
The density of sail boats (and yachts i general) is much larger in the greater Oslo area. Most sailboats here operate on what we call "Sørlandet" and/or Swedish west coast & Denmark during summer.

Shipbuilding is mostly done one the west coast, one reason is closeness to the oil activities in the North sea.
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