Tag Archives: norway

The Fox of Bloody Woman Island

The Fox Of Bloody Women Island from Bureau of Explorers on Vimeo.

An award-winning film about the remote life of a traditional Norwegian boat builder living close to the Arctic Circle. He works with wood, lives in the dark each winter and swims in the sea in the morning. Brrr…

My thanks to boat designer Michael Storer for passing this one along.

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Summer Cruise – Frank Dye’s famous film of cruising from Scotland to Norway via the Faroes in a dinghy

This is the classic film of Frank Dye’s small open-boat cruise with his friend Russell Brockbank from Scotland to Norway via the Faroes in his 15ft 10in Wayfarer dinghy, Wanderer. 

Don’t try this at home folks…

The boat is now in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Frank passed away in 2010 – read more about him here, here and here.

Colin Archer RS14 roars through rough sea

If you’ve ever wondered what a superbly bouyant  Colin Archer looks like when sailing in the weather for which it was designed, now’s your chance to see one on YouTube. It’s bloody marvellous!

My thanks to Jim Van Den Bos for pointing it out.