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The Project

We are a group of friends on a sailing trip for a whole year together! The adventure started on July 10th, going towards Great Britain. From there we sailed through Europe before crossing the Atlantic while competing in the ARC Regatta. After the crossing, we took our time in the Caribbean, visited the United States before setting sail towards home.

 

Since we consider ourselves a positive group of guys and went on a trip partly to search for the sun, we have decided to name our boat in honor of that. Solskinn = Sunshine in Norwegian.

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The Project

We are a group of friends on a sailing trip for a whole year together! The adventure started on July 10th, going towards Great Britain. From there we sailed through Europe before crossing the Atlantic while competing in the ARC Regatta. After the crossing, we took our time in the Caribbean, visited the United States before setting sail towards home.

 

Since we consider ourselves a positive group of guys and went on a trip partly to search for the sun, we have decided to name our boat in honor of that. Solskinn = Sunshine in Norwegian.

The Crew

Joppe Havig-Gjelseth

Age: 24 

Role: Skipper
Interests: Soccer, fitness, ladies
About: Joppe is the initiative-taker behind the whole project and Captain on Solskinn. This guy can not be alone for one day and would be the only one on the crew to decline an offer for a personal cabin if it was presented to him. 

Sailing experience: Has the coastal skipper certificate, has his own dock, hates to swim, has never sailed.

 

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Espen Myklebust

Age: 25

Role: First Mate
Interests: Kiting, freeride skiing, whitewater kayaking
About: Mykle is by far the most jovial member of our crew and truly lives up to our boat name Solskinn (meaning Sunshine in Norwegian). We are pretty sure that Espen always smiles, even when he sleeps.

Sailing experience: Has sailed before, can actually sail, has actually been crew on the winning boat of northern Europes biggest off shore regatta (we are not sure if we believe him).

Kim Bye

Age: 23

Role: Steersman
Interests: Film, photography
About: Kim lives for those magical moments. He is a very easy to please and hard to stress. Quote Kim Bye: ”Relax, everything will be okay." If there is one thing we are sure about it is that if the boat goes down, it will be on his watch.

Sailing experience: His grandfather could sail, Kim doesn't even have his boat license.

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Andreas Nikolai Bjørn-Hansen

Age: 24

Role: Bowman

Interests: Boom beach, lacrosse, fitness, and books. In that order.
About: Andreas is the Don Juan of the crew, and we’re all wondering how he’ll cope without Norwegian girls for a year. He has a big talent for sports and keeps control of every situation. Andreas is the definition of loyalty and the strongest and toughest man of the crew.

Sailing experience: Seven hours in a Laser jolley seven years ago.

Espen Lyng

Age: 24

Role: Chef and Medic

Interests: Lacrosse, travelling, enjoying life
About: This man will never be done traveling. He is a tremendously competent guy and is a huge asset to our team. You can always rely on Lyng to do what is needed, and do it well. There will be no raw chicken and half cooked pasta with this guy in the galley.
Sailing experience: Served in the Navy, but was a medic. Can’t sail.

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Joppe Havig-Gjelseth

Age: 24 

Role: Skipper
Interests: Soccer, fitness, ladies
About: Joppe is the initiative-taker behind the whole project and Captain on Solskinn. This guy can not be alone for one day and would be the only one on the crew to decline an offer for a personal cabin if it was presented to him. 

Sailing experience: Has the coastal skipper certificate, has his own dock, hates to swim, has never sailed.

 

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Espen Myklebust

Age: 25

Role: First Mate
Interests: Kiting, freeride skiing, whitewater kayaking
About: Mykle is by far the most jovial member of our crew and truly lives up to our boat name Solskinn (meaning Sunshine in Norwegian). We are pretty sure that Espen always smiles, even when he sleeps.

Sailing experience: Has sailed before, can actually sail, has actually been crew on the winning boat of northern Europes biggest off shore regatta (we are not sure if we believe him).

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Kim Bye

Age: 23

Role: Steersman
Interests: Film, photography
About: Kim lives for those magical moments. He is a very easy to please and hard to stress. Quote Kim Bye: ”Relax, everything will be okay." If there is one thing we are sure about it is that if the boat goes down, it will be on his watch.

Sailing experience: His grandfather could sail, Kim doesn't even have his boat license.

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Andreas Nikolai Bjørn-Hansen

Age: 24

Role: Bowman

Interests: Boom beach, lacrosse, fitness, and books. In that order.
About: Andreas is the Don Juan of the crew, and we’re all wondering how he’ll cope without Norwegian girls for a year. He has a big talent for sports and keeps control of every situation. Andreas is the definition of loyalty and the strongest and toughest man of the crew.

Sailing experience: Seven hours in a Laser jolley seven years ago.

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Espen Lyng

Age: 24

Role: Chef and Medic

Interests: Lacrosse, travelling, enjoying life
About: This man will never be done traveling. He is a tremendously competent guy and is a huge asset to our team. You can always rely on Lyng to do what is needed, and do it well. There will be no raw chicken and half cooked pasta with this guy in the galley.
Sailing experience: Served in the Navy, but was a medic. Can’t sail.

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