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Albin57
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Foreign countries

Post by Albin57 » Dec 24th, '14, 06:47

Hi, I'm from Sweden Scandinavia. It doesn't seems to be to many from outside Australia here so I will try to weight up for that.

Sailing in Gothenburg, who is second largest town in the country with 550,000 citizen. Our harbour (Björlanda Kile) has 2500 pleasureboats and is the largest in Northern Europe. Volvo Ocean Race have it's final leg here 2015 and had several starts and finnish here before. It has a huge sailinghistory with famous names. Pelle Pettersson who started Maxi boats in the early seventies and later won in the olympics (starboat). Magnus Olsson (died last year in a stroke on Gran Canaria) was sailing VOR 6 times, and would be the trainer for the womens boat SCA in VOR this year.

The replica of "Ostindiefararen Götheborg" was built here and have visit Australia and China once.
http://www.soic.se/en/expeditions-and-t ... 2005-2007/
Regards_/)_/)_/)/)___/)_Jan-Eric_one step ahead!
Sailing a Albin 57, one of 400 built. Pulled by a Volvo S60 R+ 2.5T AWD.
http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3220

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Re: Foreign countries

Post by madmission » Jan 19th, '15, 16:49

Hi Jan
I notice you have another major venue further south and would I be tempted to visit in 2017
http://www.sailtraininginternational.or ... 100920.htm
whats the Baltic like to sail at that time of the year ?
Last july we visited Harlingen NL to see this event begin after following them on our home waters sept 2013 and got hooked. :D
my track from that event
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3 of the NL tall ships in melbourne 2013
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Harlingen 2014
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What a great spectacle worth some effort to see.

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Albin57
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Re: Foreign countries

Post by Albin57 » Jan 19th, '15, 19:12

Thanks for your reply. Our best time for sailing is june to august, our summer, so you are very welcome. When you have decided if to come, give me a PM so will I happily meet up in one way or another. I'm visiting Halmstad (start point for TSR) right now with my truck and deliver food to stores.
I was out sailing with the thre masted "Staatsraad Lemkuhl" 1985 on a Tour up to Sognefjord in Norway.
Regards_/)_/)_/)/)___/)_Jan-Eric_one step ahead!
Sailing a Albin 57, one of 400 built. Pulled by a Volvo S60 R+ 2.5T AWD.
http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3220

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