Location: Horda Museum, Stend, Bergen.

Organiser: Vestland Fylkekystlag, the Oselvar workshop, Forbundet KYSTEN (coastal federation), Kystkultur.no

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Thursday 7 September

15.00 – 17.00 Arrival/registration/welcome

16.00 – 17.00 Refreshments: sandwiches

17.00 in the auditorium in Båthallen:

Greetings from the City Museum in Bergen

Presentation of the organisers, Horda Museum, Båthallen and the museum area

Practical info during the square rig seminar provided by Kjell Magnus Økland

17.00 – 20.00 Short tour of Båthallen (boat hall) focusing on the Oselvar, by Stig Salbu Henneman and Kjell Magnus Økland, tour outside, launching, rigging and boat use

On the shore in Mjelkevika: Short presentation of the participants, the boats and boat owners at the seminar. Out on the fjord: the participants get to know the inner parts of the Fanafjord

20.00 – 21.00 Dinner: meat and vegetable soup/stew

21.00 – 22.00 In the auditorium in Båthallen:

Eldar Heide: A square rig on the Oselvar – questions

Informal chat afterwards

Friday 8 September

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast: sandwiches, and make sandwiches for lunch

09.00 – 10.00 Morning assembly in the auditorium in Båthallen:

Frode Bjøru: The western Norwegian square rig south of Stad – large variation over short distances

Short discussion. Practical information about today’s activities out on the fjord

10.00 – 15.00 Rigging, sailing on the Fanafjord, packed lunch – go ashore at Stendaholmen

Rowing versus running with square rig/sprit sail

Rowing versus reach square rig / sprit sail

Rowing versus beating square rig / sprit sail

Tacking with square rig

Square rig versus sprit sail: Reach, beating, running

Sailing around a triangular course with buoys on the fjord

15 – 16 Mooring/landing in Mjelkevika

16 – 17 Dinner, fish

17 – 20 Seminar in the auditorium in Båthallen:

The Oselvar workshop: construction and rigging of the four-oared boat Harald + use of the alnastav measuring stick in boat building + measurement of boats and increased understanding of the Oselvar workshop

Thomas Due Sivertsen: Vestland Fylkeskystlag and plans for the four-oared boat Harald

Fanafjorden Traditional Sailing: presentation of Fanafjorden Traditional Sailing and experiences from sailing with square rigs from Horda Museum since 2012

Kai Linde: a contrast to the Oselvar’s square rig tradition: the square rig on the Nordland boat

20.00 Supper: sandwiches + leftovers from Thursday

21.00 Summary of the day in the auditorium in Båthallen

Atle Knutsen: The new editor of Tidsskriftet Kysten introduces himself

Coastal cultural entertainment and informal chats

Saturday 9 September

08 – 09 Breakfast + making sandwiches for lunch

09 – 10 Morning assembly in the auditorium in Båthallen

Kjell Magnus Økland: Are there rules of thumb regarding the rigging of square rigs and sprit sails on the Oselvar and if so, what are they? Short discussion

Practical information about today’s tasks with measurements on land and activities out on the fjord

10.00 – 11.30 Measuring sails and rigging, hulls, thwarts and oarlocks on land

11.30 – 12.00 Rigging, preparation

12.00 – 12.30 Packed lunch outside/landing on the beach in Mjelkevika, or other location

12.30 – 15.30 Sailing with starting line and drone/time lapse filming and return to land

15.30 – 16.00 Landing and taking down rigging on boats

16.00 – 17.00 Dinner at the museum potatoes/meat balls/mushy peas and vegetables

17.00 – 20.00 Seminar in the auditorium in Båthallen:

Kjell Magnus Økland: Square rig, sprit sail, Bermuda sail and other types of sail used on the Oselvar.

Thomas Johnson and Jan Tufteland: “Brugdebåt” from Austevoll – boat used to catch and transport basking sharks – extreme sport 1750-1850

Terje Planke / Tore Friis Olsen / Eldar Heide: Safety in a traditional boat

Debate and discussion

20.00 Dinner + leftovers from Friday

21.00 Summary of the day

Bjarte Vestøl: On a rowing trip to Finland with a four-oared Oselvar

Coastal cultural entertainment with jokes and informal chats

Sunday 10 September

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast

09.00 – 12.00 Morning session in Båthallen with discussions, summary of what we have learned, presentation of the research effort, evaluation and proposals for next year’s seminar.

12.00 – 13.00 Final meal – eat up all leftovers – clean and tidy – return home

The seminar will also include

– exhibition of old original square rigs

– 25 boats on display in Horda Museum’s boat hall

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