Summer of 2000

This ship is planning to sail in the north Atlantic in the summer of 2000.
I am planning to sail with them.

Peter Sjolander.

skidbladner = gymer... to tollare or
where the wind will take her....jm


Some pictures of the ship



Some notes from skipper Jan.


From: "jan mellring"
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 20:46:40 CEST
now on best place in saltsjöbaden for show and press and tv... preparing for sailing... jm


Till: mellring( (at) )2.sbbs.se
Ämne: no hope
Datum: den 24 september 1999 08:17
GYMER saltsjöbaden-nynäshamn-newfoundland 2000 :no salary no expenses no hope
Some thoughts for the trip.

Where ever possible running down the center of the deck, we want to be able to alter the deck so that it can hinge up to make a nice back rest. That way we can sit on the deck with our feet in this hatch and lean back on the back rest. I think a gang plank could be used as a table in this configuration. Also these hatches could provide easy access to below deck. I think the Vikings slept below deck. In my head I am designing small sleeping rooms below deck. It works out quite well.



Between now and next spring, we may come up with a port-of-call list for the summer of 2000 trip. Seems like a good list to have.
However, be aware that we could turn around or change destinations at any time depending on sea worthiness of both ship and crew. This trip could easily turn into a shake down cruise, on the east side of the north Atlantic, rather than an Atlantic crossing voyage.
We may be taking on and letting off crew at all our ports-of-call. Time and interest will determine. More people have a few weeks off than have all summer off.

Charts


Charts of various ports of call.


Note from Pete on Feb. 23, 2000 ... we will leave Stockholm in late April. Try to make the Viking festival in Iceland on June 22. Then try to make the Viking festival in Newfoundland on August 4.

Tentative port-of-call list:
0. Stockholm
1. foteviken se
2. Oslo Norway
3. northern England
4. Farro Islands
5. Iceland
6. Greenland
7. Canada

Pictures from the Baltic

Par our camera man. 00-05-07 23.18

First test of the big sail in light air. 00-05-07 23.35

Moving right along on the air. 00-05-07 23.37

Normal life on the ship. 00-05-08 7.49

Par sending a text message to his girlfriend on his cell phone. 00-05-08 7.52

A fine sunset on a calm sea. 00-05-08 19.30

The big sail with a little more wind. Very fine. 00-05-09 5.35

Very fine. Nice air. 00-05-09 5.35

Bend that mast. 00-05-09 5.36

As good as it gets. 00-05-09 5.36

Its a good thing the camera boat has a motor. 00-05-09 5.36

Notice the small rope like bubbles of air to the right of the ship. 00-05-09 5.39

Another view of the magical string of bubbles. 00-05-09 6.52

Thomas stops for a picture. 00-05-09 6.54

Heinrik gets his lighthouse shot. 00-05-09 6.59

A dawn shot. 00-05-09 20.09

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Peter under ship tent.


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Viking Market Day
Year 2000
Foteviken

Foteviken. A Viking Reservation in Sweden.

07/01/00

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07/01/00
A Viking game. Toss the Viking out of the rope ring.

07/01/00

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07/02/00

07/02/00
These Viking pots look just like the pots made by the American Indians near Santa Fe New Mexico.

07/02/00

07/04/00

07/04/00
Good bye to Sweden. I fly home to California tomorrow.

Norway

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Viking Ship Gymer at home port in Stockholm

Peter under ship tent.

View to the stern.

View to the bow.

Note the Stockholm roller coaster in the background.
 

Full view of Gymer.

Viking Ship Gymer crew in Stockholm

Crew member Tomas and his whole family.

The Viking Ship Gymer crew takes a small trip to visit a fine small Viking boat just outside of Stockholm

This boat is called 'Tälja'. To contact the group for this boat, contact Lennart Widerberg, phone 0176-57027.
Mailing address: Fiskaregatan 1 / 761 40 Norrtälje

Waiting for the builder to finish the last bit of building.

A pretty little boat. Very light on her feet.

Rudder detail.

Skipper of this pretty little boat.

Side view.

Moving at good speed.

A most pretty lake.

Note the help for the leading edge of the sail.

Our chief Patric at the controls.

Viking tester.

One of our hosts.

Note the fine bow wake.

Dark profile.

A Viking tester deep into his testing.

Side view.

Side view.

Side view.

Nice front view. Note the speed testing tools.

One of the crew that we will see again in Canada.

Testing the storm sail.

We did a little sailing on our way to Saltsjöbader. Still within the greater Stockholm train system, but right at the end of the line. Just islands between us and the open Baltic. The full sized sails will be made in a day or two. Next stop Foteviking on the west coast of Sweden.

Storm sail gets a taste of fresh air and loves it.

Note the little boat along the side. Nice sailing boat.

Storm sail looking good and working well.

You can see the remains of the old lettering on the sail.

Fine side shot.

New mast looks good in the calm water.

Pete after three weeks sleeping on an open boat.