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Old 21-09-2009, 11:01   #1

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Hello Y'All, from Norway !

Hello y all!
We’re living in the middle of Norway and plan to, within a couple of years, start sailing the northern latitudes with our 47 feet aluminum sailing boat. We will start out sailing the area of Shetland, Orkney and Faero Isles. Later on we will head for Spitsbergen, Island and finally Greenland, before finally heading south to defrost and retiere in milder and warmer climate closer to ecvator.

We're looking forward to get some new friends on the forum, and of course exchange experience and share knowledge. We would especially like to exchange common issues regarding maintaining a aluminum boat and of course any issue regarding sailing the northern latitudes.
Looking forward to meet you all

SY Gyda
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and the rest of the crew
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Old 21-09-2009, 11:14   #2
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Old 21-09-2009, 11:49   #3
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Welcome and hope you learn a lot on the forum.
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Old 21-09-2009, 12:02   #4
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God dag!

Velkommen til vaar Sjomanns forum.

(that is about all I have, sorry for the wrong keyboard).

Look forward to hearing more of your adventures.
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Old 21-09-2009, 12:41   #5
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Welcome to the forum. We wish you and the crew luck in your sailing adventures.
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Old 23-09-2009, 09:06   #6
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G'Day Henrick,
Lots of aluminiium boats out there today so suspect you'll not be short of advice.
Welcome to the forum and enjoy the passage.
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Old 23-09-2009, 18:15   #7
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Hi, Norway, cool..... ;-))))

Alu hull just what you need there in the skerries and ice!

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Old 23-09-2009, 19:28   #8
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Mottakelse til det seilende forum ! Min familie er fra voss, og jeg lever i sentral minnesota - håpe til å være et levende om bord i det karibiske havet i det neste parårets god helse !


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Old 24-09-2009, 17:44   #9
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Welcome to the forum, The forum's search engine works pretty good for finding nearly anything you are looking for here. In addition, most of the forum ranks pretty high on 's search engine. Beth A. Leonard has newer book, Blue Horizons that covers northern latitude sailing. I believe she and Evan now sail an aluminum 47 footer.
Here is her link S/V Hawk
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Old 04-10-2009, 13:03   #10
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Aloha and Welcome aboard!
If you check out the search at the link next to my signature you'll find some good information.
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Dear Capt'n Henrik,

I've been sailing with Gyda through the Atlantic in 2008 for seven weeks and she was simply great in all weather conditions. I love the idea the boat has a new Viking captain, she deserves nothing less!!
That's truly a unique and charming vessel you have, I wish you the best wind and luck for your next travelling.
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god dag venner! Je bo i bergen men eg skal flytte tilbake usa men hadde fint 7 ar i norge . Lykke til drømme tur/ferie/liv!!!
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