Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oslo, Norway
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I have been boating since childhood in the family-boat, as boating and skiing are the two major pastimes in Norway. Finally got my own ship in the early eighties, but fell unconditionally in love with a 37 feet, wooden gaff-rigged ketch in 2000, a rebuilt fishing-ship. The ship and I are probably stuck together for the rest of my life, in the most enduring and stable relationship I have ever had, as opposed to my wives, the suitors for wooden ships are decreasing.
Having sailed the waters between the Scandinavian countries (Skagerrak, Kattegat and The Eastern seas) the last thirty years, which by some stretch of imagination may be considered ocean sailing, time has now come to sail the Atlantic ocean. This being possible because I now am retired. So I plan to sail to the Caribbeans this summer.
I joined the sailnet community partly because I want to upgrade my English vocabulary to also include the navigational nomenclature. But I am as well hoping to enlarge my contact with sailors of older wooden ships. That expectation has not really been met so far, it seems that I belong to the threatened species of the last 500 wooden ship sailors in the world?
Use your head, ram the wall till it falls.