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    • 17m Bruce Roberts 53
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Norwegian fjords and Arctic Svalbard expedition

Seeking adventurers to take part in epic adventure!

We will be sailing up the beautiful Norwegian coastline explore fjords and waterfalls from April 2019, underway we will be taking samples of micro plastic in the ocean to help map marine pollution worldwide. After we arrive in Lofoten we will keep heading north to the Arctic Ocean and the Polarbears and walruses of Spitsbergen.
If the ice conditions allow we will attempt a circumnavigation of Svalbard before setting sails towards the massive icebergs of eastern Greenland, return via Iceland and Faroe Islands back to Norway.

We are looking for co-sailors of all levels to join for shorter or longer stays on this expedition.
Co-sailors will take part in all aspects of running the ship, day to day tasks and also contribute towards the running costs of the ship.

Www.facebook.com/sailingfairwinds for more info.

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  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability 1 Apr 2019 for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • ClassificationSchooner

  • Make/modelBruce Roberts 53

  • Length17 metres

  • Berth7

  • Sailing from Norway , Stavanger

  • Sailing to Greenland

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionFAIRWINDS was built in 1989 in Germany for the naval officers school in Hamburg. Used as a training ship in Atlantic crossings she crossed the Atlantic 14 times . After that two trips around the world as a private yacht. Bruce Roberts 53 steel ketch Length 16.60 m Width 5.00 m Draught approx . 2.25 m 3 cabins with double berths 1 cabin with 2 x single bunks 2 single bunks in the hallway aft 2 toilets 1 shower Safety equipment: 10 Personal flotation devices 10 ppl. liferaft new 2014 Sailor VHF Handheld VHF Inmarsat satellite phone Iridium satellite phone InReach Tracker, SOS and SMS device GPS Desktop PC for navigation GPS Desktop Mac for navigation GPS Laptop PC for navigation GPS Raymarine for navigation GPS Ipad for navigation. 1200 liter freshwater tank 600 liter diesel tank 600 liter holding Furuno radars It's not possible to sail single hand on Fairwinds, she was built by the German Navy as a school-ship in 1991 and most systems are manual, sails are hoisted and not rolled out from a roller, winches are manual not hydraulics etc. three people minimum to manage the sails. One on the helm and two to hoist and reef the sails. But with the kind of sailing we do, you need a bigger crew to do all the shifts. No autopilot so we are hand steering, so you will become a good helmsman in all conditions. Regarding comforts it's alright we have everything we need. Electricity is supplied thru 1000w solar-panels, 2000 liters of freshwater for drinking, toilet and even a shower (not in use in the tropics) kitchen is well laid out with a 3 pot gas stove with oven and a fridge and a big freezer for keeping all the lobsters we pick and fish we catch. There is 7 bunks, three of them are "queen size" it's for separate cabins with fans and a door to close for some privacy, a living area adjoining the kitchen. Spacious outside for hanging out, three (will get rid of one) ribs with outboard engines, the biggest is 15hp so it's a quick ride in to the beach. I'm looking to buy a few SUP boards for playing around. There is dive equipment for two people and five tanks, a compressor and countless snorkeling kits. Big game fishing gear (one of my passions) and small game fishing gear too, squid fishing lures, nets, traps, Rock climbing gear, you name it. She is quite spacious.

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  • NationalitySwedish

  • Age35

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of Spanish

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    RYA Yachtmaster
    Safety at Sea/Sea Survival
    Short Range VHF / GMDSS

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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