Schooner Hildur to Flensburg
Many good men have been working on the rebuilding of schooner Hildur this winter in Denmark and now it is seaworthy, even though no sails have been put up yet because of their late arrival from manufacturers in England and Norway.
The 14th of May Hildur sailed from Egernsund in Denmark over to Flensburg in Germany after being carefully prepared for the trip by some of North Sailing´s personnel. Along came a great friend of North Sailing, the German explorer Arved Fuchs.
That weekend took place in Flensburg the annaul sailing festival, Rumregatta, where hundreds of sailing boats come together to show off and see others. The highlight of the festival is the actual regatta where all the boats sail on the Flensborg Fjord making an unforgettable sight for the participants. Something like this…
Since Hildur has no sails yet North Sailing´s men were invited to sail with other boats such as Carmelan from Flensburg and Activ, a three masted schooner that came to Húsavík in the summer of 2008.
Next summer here in Húsavík a nordic coast cultural festival will be held, Sail Húsavík 2011, and in Flensburg we of course took the chance and promoted the festival.
A lot of people came on board Hildur for a visit, also some Icelanders that saw our beautiful national flag and decided to stop by, but Hildur is the first icelandic schooner to come to Rumregatta.
Two guys of our good international staff also came to visit us, Remý from New Caledonia and Martin from Germany, but they have been in Greenland this winter as crew members on the german schooner Dagmar Aaen.
Right now Remý is in Denmark preparing Hildur for its journey back home to Iceland in June.
The first cannonball shot.