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    Default Regatta to Lofoten Norway in a traditional åttring.

    I planned to share this video in my thread http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...eration-Bod%F8 but the trip was so epic, I decided to make a thread to share a video and some photos with you

    First the video:



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    Default Re: Regatta to Lofoten Norway in a traditional åttring.

    Glorious, thanks

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    Beautiful Fred. Hoping and dreaming for next year.

    Gary

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    Here she is. Hæringen on Saturdays regatta!!! Photo from facebook.



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    Four fembøring joined the regatta. This is the largest of the Nordlandsboats. some close to 50 ft. Our åttring is hiding outside the last one from the pir.









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    This is "Faxen" a 100 year old fishing wessel that followed us as a safety-boat and accomodation. They served us fresh coffe too as you see in the video. its partly owned by the costal federation, and it is used in different trips along the coast.



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    Default Re: Regatta to Lofoten Norway in a traditional åttring.

    Hæringen entering Kabelvåg. From Vestfjordseilasen FB page


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    Default Re: Regatta to Lofoten Norway in a traditional åttring.

    I shall wait and savour the video till this evening, but thanks for posting; i was doing some investigation into Lofoten a few days back.

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    Default Re: Regatta to Lofoten Norway in a traditional åttring.

    Nice. Can't ever have enough of looking at such boats. Thanks for the post.

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    Default Re: Regatta to Lofoten Norway in a traditional åttring.

    Epic indeed!

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    Default Re: Regatta to Lofoten Norway in a traditional åttring.

    Couldn't have asked for better weather, either! Thanks!

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    We got an advantage with two hours with no vind. Rowing in 2. hours made it posible to beat two of the Fembøring boats. They are 15 ft. longer and hard to row 😁

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    Excellent photos! Very, very pleasing to see the norse heritage being held in use and not just something to be seen in a museum. There is more than a 1000 year history sailing in those shots.

    How heavy is it holding the steering pin on those boats? My experience in the Oselvars is that it gets very heavy when the wind kicks up. These boats are much, much bigger, but seem to have the same rudder set up as the Oselvar. I'd have thought they would need a regular rudder-tiller set up for the bigger rudder. That would of course give less turning angle, but a lot more control and a longer arm for more turning power on the rudder. The push-pull system must be quite tiring when the wind blows up?
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    A tiller is not an option on these boats. The rudder batten rest in a hook on the cabin roof, so yo can just lean on it if you want to keep it stable. Its not heavy if the sails are trimmed properly on the åttring, but you feel the forces working on it. I have not sailed with the fembøring....yet😉





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    Default Re: Regatta to Lofoten Norway in a traditional åttring.

    Cabin looks cosy. I wonder what is inside?

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    The cabin on Hæringen have benches and its possible to sleep in it. I slept one night alone, but it will get crovded with two. The larger fembøring can sleep 3-4 and they also have a stove. On the åttring Hæringen we use it most to keep sails, food, the outboard etc...

    Traditionally the cabin "løfting" could easily be taken off when they needed more space for fishing.

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    Taken off? How was it secured when in use?

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