Never heard about that? well you should is a very interesting one by many counts with a big disadvantage regarding the global sail community: its location is very peripheral, on the extreme North of Europe in Sweden.
Regarding those interesting points, some unique, it is the oldest boat show in the world, it is one that is in place for more time. Unlike other fairs that open during a week eventually between two included weekends this one is open only in three weekends (they take work seriously in Sweden). What is interesting is that those weekends are far apart during all winter: Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 November, Saturday and Sunday, January 12 to 13, Saturday and Sunday, February 16 to 17.
From 17 of November to 17 February the boats are in the fair space and you can contact any particular dealer to have a private visit to a boat. Isn't that an incredible idea? and one that could only happen on a country with a very civic population.: Imagine, an all fair just to yourself
But the interesting points did not finish here, they held during those weekends open and incredibly interesting open discussing forums for sailors over announced topics and the invited participants are just among the best international specialists in each field.
On the first weekend they discussed Sails and Trim on the next one (January 12 to 13) they are going to discuss yacht design and technology including rigging and on February 16 to 17, Electronics and Accessories.
Can you imagine the quantity of questions about modern design new building technologies and cruising many members of
this forum would like to make
Take a look at the quality of invited guests for the forum about modern design new building technologies:
From Farr Yacht Design: Britton Ward.
Farr Yacht Design
From Judel & Vroljik : Mattihas Broker
From Simonis - Voogd : Maarten Voogd
Simonis | Voogd - New 60’ project
From sqyacht design : Stefan Qviberg
Here you have an interesting speech by Stefan Qviberg about yacht design evolution. Pity it is in Sweden but you can follow what he is saying by the the pictures and graphics he shows to illustrate the subjects he is addressing.
from Stefan Almers on Vimeo.