The Råsegl seminar 2023 is now over

The Råsegl seminar 2023 is now over. Thank you to Vestland Fylkekystlag, Forbundet KYSTEN (coastal federation) and (and not least the weather gods) for a very successful seminar. It was quite spectacular to see as many as 11 square-rigged boats on the Fanafjord on both Friday and Saturday.

The “råsegl” is a square rig, and is the oldest known type of sail in Norway. There are two almost synonymous terms in Norwegian for square rig – “råsegl” and “skværseil”. The term “råsegl” is mainly used to describe the square rig on traditional small boats and Viking ships, while “skværseil” is associated with larger sailing ships.