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July 5th 2016

Andvari trumped Bátur Bátsson

North Sailing’s 10th renovated oak boat will be named Andvari, as a result of a naming competition held this past June. 


Entries, sent from all over the world, came down to roughly four hundred sorts; one witty Austrian suggested Bátur Bátsson and, according to a dark humored Fin, future passengers ought to be welcomed on board THE DEATHSTAR (caps intended). 


Most suggestions, however, were thoughtful and solid, perhaps given the grand prize. 


A finalist with six names was brought to a vote among the North Sailing staff. Straumur and Electra came second and third, respectively, both highlighting how the boat will powered—by electricity. (The Icelandic word straumur means “an electric current” or “a stream”, depending on context.)


Andvari, an old Norse name, means “a gentle breeze that glides silently through the air”.


And for the winners, Karítas Ríkharðsdóttir and Sævar Freyr Sigurðsson, it means a free, week-long adventure aboard one of our schooners in Greenland. 




Andvari in the dry-dock. First whale watching tour is scheduled mid-July.


Iceberg scale


The award; a sailing tour in Scoresby Sund, Greenland. 



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