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.
After a hectic week - installing an updated Torqeedo pod engine, finalizing detailed ocean art on the hull, and preparing food within our zero waste policy, the five racing crew members Hanna, Siri, Hanna, Elin, and Inez pressed the start button. Sailing off for an unfortunate COVID-19 canceled race, but doing our version anyway – "Gotland Runt Unplugged". Setting off for a racing/training adventure in potential rough winds and 270 Nautical Miles. Ok, lets go...270 Nautical M
We are proud to unveil some hardcore Ocean Artivism by talented and creative Julia Maldonado, who could not travel in to Sweden from Mexico to paint her art herself (due to COVID travel restrictions). We simply did it for her instead – well, simply is not the right word, but we used a projector and connected via Facetime to solve the toughest challenges. Haha, we will never count the hours spent under that hull...with our paint brushes holding the slim widths of only 5-20 mil
We are immensely grateful and proud of the support given to us by our Project Patron Dee Caffari MBE. One of the world's most experienced sailors. Her cheering for our team is so inspiring, magic and of course extremely valuable. To have her call into our launch and share her trust and experiences for a moment, was even more magic. SKIPPER, VOLVO OCEAN RACE – TURN THE TIDE ON PLASTICS 2018. CHAIR, THE WORLD SAILING TRUST. Dee has sailed around the world six times. She is the
We attended our first race on the list – a double-handed, round-the-clock, race in Stockholm Archipelago. Corona had shut down the Lidingö Runt Race but this one was open. First all-female race for Hanna Torlén and Siri. And they followed through with a great performance! The race's promotion theme is: "Not straight, but crooked" so they keep all the crews very busy with lots of rounding marks and zig-zag sailing in the sometimes rocky and shallow archipelago waters. A Faceti
What a day. Stockholm is at its best. We gathered on the pier by Glashuset, Kajplats 18 along Strandvägen in the city center. Friends, guests, and followers came and we managed to get almost everything ready for take-off... Round the world sailor, ambassador for change, and our dear Project Patron, Dee Caffari MBE, zoomed in from the UK to be part of our launch on the screen – meeting the team and our guests and sharing the magic moments under the sun. Photo: Filip Cederholm.
Yes! Thursday, June 11th from 17.00-19.00.
Welcome to our humble Launch and Sail-Off Ceremony manifesting our 2.020 Nautical Mile climate statement sailing and racing voyage: ACT 2020 – RACING AWARENESS FOR AGENDA 2030 (Stockholm-Oslo). We will meet outdoors on a floating pier by bistro Glashuset on Kajplats 18 (Strandvägen) in Stockholm city center.
DATE: June 11th
SPOT: Glashuset Bistro, on the floating pier – Kajplats 18, Strandvägen Stockholm https
We gave the project the name ACT 2020 for a reason... and we will act despite the turbulent times and the consequences of Covid-19. Launching while celebrating World Environment Day on June 5th was a dream of ours. We will still celebrate World Environment Day, but we decided to push our launch a week forward in order to get everything set and to await new decisions on travel restrictions within Sweden (the Swedish government announced today that people in Sweden without symp