THE POD DRIVE
Voila....this is it. The old engine, the tank, the tubes, the smell, the fuel, the holes for emission and cooling water are all gone. They are being replaced by this little shining plug inside the boat, and the sleek pod and folding propeller underneath it.
Earlier this year World Sailing initiated a distinguished award to recognise organizations, projects or individuals working with sustainable matters in line with Agenda 2030. Shortly before the closing date I received an email from Dan Reading, Sustainability Programme Manager: "Dear Bjorn, we think that the 100 sunwindwater campaign aligns with our sustainability strategy, therefore we would like to invite you to apply for our award." Wow, we were invited by World Sailing! O
This island is an absolute favourite in the absolute outskirts of the Stockholm Archipelago. Sweden's most eastern island with islanders. One family is living there all year round, sharing the island with a military radar tower. And an iconic lighthouse from1874. All of them powered by diesel generators. Jana, a professional photographer joined in as crew and we sailed out to check the status and do some documentation filming and photography. Both of us felt the smell of dies
Told them that it is beutiful out in the archipelago...but didn't dare to even dream about that we would experience Nordic Light on our first cold night out there.
Elena was booked to sail with us along the coastline in Finland but couldn't make it so she joined now instead.
Getting the message out is of course of importance for us. After the IPCC climate report was released on October 8th it makes even more sense to push for carbon free lifestyles on water. Here is a collection of the current media coverage. PRACTICAL BOAT OWNER/YACHTING WORLD
September 2018 NYA ÅLAND
August 2018 RIGA MEDIA
August 2018 HELA GOTLAND
August 2018 BAROMETERN/ÖLAND
August 2018 BROMMA TIDNING/STOCKHOLM
We have collected thousands of images and hours of footage and interviews. We're re-experiencing the journey while organizing all of it and preparing it for the production of the documentary film. In the meantime...here is a sneak peak into parts of the archive. Thank you all for being part of this project and for sharing the values and the message. PS: We sailed off from Oslo on World Environment Day, on September 5th, and today, on October 8th, the latest IPCC Report (Inter