mandag 28. april 2014

Norway - Dakar 2014

We intend to go for a fantastic voyage from Norway to Dakar from August 2014.

I will update these pages regurlarly with info about the project. 

Per Arne Skjeggestad wants 2 crew for Eskalope, Beneteau First 42, 13m.
From Fredrikstad, Norway, to Senegal / Cape Verdes.
August 2014 to December 2014.
This voyage contains passages all the way from Norway to West Africa that crew may enter individually or for the whole distance. Captain is a sailing instructor, and holds norwegian D5LA certificate (like YM Ocean) plus RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with commercial endorsement, ROC, SSB etc. On demand, certain passages can be organised as sailing courses. For example, how about a 600 miles+ passage from Portsmouth to Bayona for the YM Ocean ticket? Either way, a friendly and cooperative personality is more important than sailing experience. The voyage will be continued in 2015, and we will end up in Norway some time in July. This part of the voyage has yet to be planned, but there will be more opportunities for crew space here. There will be a passage fee involved in addition to shared expenses (food and drinks, mainly). Passage fee is negotiable depending on the passage.
Per Arne is currently based in Fredrikstad, Norway
Smoking on board: non-smokers only
Total people on board: 5
Crew roles: Crew will join in the daily routines of the boat, including watchkeeping, cooking and cleaning.
Money: expenses shared equally
Travel to and from boat: crew pays


S/Y Eskalope, old sailboat made young

S/Y Eskalope is a 1981 Beneteau First 42 designed by German Frers.

Although it has a few years and miles on it's keel, we've worked hard to upgrade her to the best possible condition during the last five years. After a voyage across the North Sea, through the Caledonian, the Hebrides, Orkney and then beck in 2009, we made some experiences that we based the improvements on.
Most importantly, we changed everything above the deck. This means that the mast, boom, halyards, stays, sheets, sails and so on was brand new in 2013.

Some of these pictures are outdated, but I intend to publish a more comprehensive presentation in a little while.

tirsdag 14. september 2010

I vesterled

Sommeren 2009 begynte som et tropesjokk. Da vi endelig kom oss av sted, var det godt å a medbragte gaster...