Ice boating with Nora

This is the ice boat Nora! She was built 1917. She is not the oldest nor the fastest ice boat, but she is very beautiful!

In this video we sail Nora on Stora Värtan (Stockholm archipelago) in strong winds: 20-30 knots. We started with 4 in the crew, but we were 10 at the most.

Nora weighs around 1.6 ton, which is quite heavy for an ice boat. You should really try ice boating if you have the chance - it's an awesome experience!

Join the Facebook group: "Isjakten Nora" if you want to be updated on what's going on.

Saltkråkan Race 2016 – T/S Constantia

In the beginning of October 2016, med and my friend Adam joined the sailing vessel T/S Constantia for a race - Saltkråkan Race!

The race took place in the Stockholm archipelago and lasted for about 5 hours. There were several big schooners in the race, some faster, some a bit older. Anyways, it was a great experience sailing on such a huge boat, and I look forward to the next race!

Some photos from the race:

sailboat sunset One of the first photos on the boat. This was the day before the race started.
rope to sail boat The morning of the race, on an island called Ängö.
old sail boat During the race, one of the older schooners.
swimming under sail boat Our propellors got tangled up in some old fishing nets, so I volunteered to swim down and cut the nets with a sharp knife.

Free diving in Vagnhärad kalkbrott

vagnharad kalkbrott free diving

Last Saturday we went to Vagnhärad kalkbrott together with Stockholm Apnea, to do some free diving!

The visibility was great, between 12-15m clear but cold water. The surface temperature was around 12°C. We did some CWT (constant weight with fins) diving, down a line with lanyards. We swam through an airplane and even did some "bathing" in a tub at 8 meter depth. There is not much life in this limestone quarry, but we managed to spot some crayfish and perch. Check out this video:

At the end of the video, I try out my new innovation: The FlexiDive! More info about this freediving gear can be found on the webpage!
fridykning vagnharad