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Crossing the North Sea On your own- Wintertime. Challenge concluded! Pt 1.





So below it is, my largest problem in my sailing job!

Sailing solo throughout the North Sea from Haugesund, Norway- to Lerwick on Shetland the twenty sixth of January.

This built me and Sigurd the very first ones ever to have crossed the North Sea solo to join the Up Helly Aa- competition on these lovely islands…

Some say mad, I say mad not to give it a try out. This is how we establish and increase.

Keeping safe all the time wont get you any place. The video clip was hard to make. Its all about obtaining the effort to choose up the digicam when you definitely dont want to, and most important, attempting to make a story out of it..
Seasick, chilly and damp every single minute.

I loved it.

Its all about building a prepare and adhere to it. Theres only prepare A. You dont imagine about prepare B prior to you are pressured to!

Continue to be on your course and hold it continuous!

Youve may listened to the words usually attributed to Mr. Winston Churchill:

“If your going through hell, keep strolling” )

Ideal regards Erik

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43 comments

  1. FANTASTIC!!! as a fellow sailor I very often watch "sailing" videos…your channel is by far the best..this is what I want to see. wind, waves smoking cigarettes and eating cold spaghetti from the tin… not yoga, quinoa and selfies diving a reef in flat calm Bahamas…you are a true seaman my friend.. respect!!

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  2. You are one brave person! Really great video 😃

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  3. very cool, are you tethered so that if knocked off the boat you are still attached? Big waves!

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  4. 14:58 dolphin attack

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  5. Erik, TOTALLY AWESOME sailing…!!!!

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  6. I think this has become my favourite YouTube channel. I want to travel with u

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  7. You film lively. I very much enjoy watching you.

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  8. look like some bikinis , pinacoladas, and pooftas pointed to thumbs down bro aww well some mothers do have em heh

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  9. I've been watching boat building videos for years . Not a day goes by that I don't day dream about owning my own boat and doing this shit..
    I wake up everyday and can see Scotland across the sea from my window..
    I watch sailing videos quite a bit and I love this channel and what your are doing..

    You are blessed sir.. god speed to you

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  10. Brave heart..

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  11. What's the boat?

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  12. eric the viking wow great footage love your work mate great boat regards pedro

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  13. Very brave…though, one must question the wisdom of going solo without any support into the teeth of a gale on the North Sea…and in such a small vessel, and with no proper maps to hand. The porpoises or dolphin pod was nice to see, though!

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  14. Erik you are a sailor's sailor. It helps that you are missing the fear gene or you simply have balls made out of steel.
    In either case your video answers lots of questions of how can a sailboat survive in those conditions. May God keep you safe you are one of the few men of adventure left on this earth. P.S. going out into force 10 was something else.
    Also you dont look like you have safety line attached to you , is that really wise ?

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  15. Absolutely inspirational living life..you know your alive when you face death!!…salute to you skipper

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  16. Uau…Erik, que desafiadora e gratificante experiência! E corajosa, hein? És um valente guerreiro nódico! E que os bons ventos sejam soprados por Odin e suas Valquírias para você! Parabéns! Bravo!!! Uau…que montanhas de águas!! Bravo!!! Abraço do Brasil. 👏🍁🙏

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  17. Have you ever used your mainsail? 😀

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  18. WOW! The best sailing video I’ve ever seen. This is just so epic! You’re great 👍

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  19. Superb – really enjoyed the video – hope you enjoyed your trip to Scotland – Western Isles next? 😁

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  20. I love what your doing and I am going to do it too thank you for the inspiration I am Australia and I learned to sail 30 years ago. I'm now in a wheelchair but that's going to change

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  21. You are a legend in the making sir. If we cross paths beers on me….hopefully not at Norway prices!

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  22. Very good I have spent some time in the North Sea so I know what you have been through, Not easy at all physical and emotionally

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  23. We can leave Mr. Comfortable behind. Ha! Well said, sir. Cheers.

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  24. I just want to thank you for speaking English and not doing everything in your natural language (Norwegian)..not like you couldn't do CC…but I'm sure that would take a lot longer for video editing…

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  25. Boat made of fiberglass, Captain made of steal.

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  26. What boat do you sail.

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  27. Best sailing YouTube channel ever. Fantastic video!!

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  28. Hi, there are some fish at 15:03. Have you noticed? What are they? Tunas?

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  29. Biggest respect crossing the north sea wow !!!!

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  30. Absolute Legend , real hardcore

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  31. Best video ive ever seen!

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  32. What boat did you have on this trip ?

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  33. Hello Erik , here your patagonian friend , I have a question for you .How is the keel of your ship ?

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  34. Hands down you are one of the bravest man on this Earth!

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  35. Brother you're a animal. I love it.

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  36. I`m so pleased you aren`t going to wear a bikini for us

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  37. Well Done!
    " Beyond All Things Is The Sea
    Seneca

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  38. Stop smoking. It will kill you. Love this video!

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  39. Oh great Poseidon you have a large set of plums! That was crazy!

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  40. Legend. Great video and truly inspirational. Love your work.

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  41. 15:01 you/have company.

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  42. I like you motivational quotes very much my friend! keep sailing. Regards from Argentina

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  43. Excuse my ignorance, I'm no sailor, but how much (% of available sail) do you use in this sort of weather?

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