Eva and Bjørn
- s/y "Tatt av vinden" 2013 -
Eva - first mate and crew and chef and ... plans our sightseeings and tours ashore and inland. She is a Long Range Radio operator, Compent Crew and has sailed more than 20.000 miles and crossed the Atlantic three times. Besides cruising, Eva loves bicycling, running, travel and hiking. Eva is a biochemist and master of public health by education. She is still active at work.
Bjørn - captain and engineer and crew and... does all the dirty work too. Bjørn holds skippers certificate D5LA, Long Range Radio operator, HAM certificate and Open Water diving. He has sailed more than 25.000 miles and crossed the Atlantic three times. Bjørn is an engineer and economist by education, and now (2016) retired.
We are sailors - and we like travelling - like many others. We love the life in our "Tatt av vinden"
And we like to share some of our experiences and what we explore.
This is the site for it.
We are Norwegians, we are married, we married in Lisboa last millennium (1999). Our home port is Blommenholm, Oslo, Norway.
"Tatt av vinden" is a Norwegian name - and means Gone With the Wind. That is kind of a headline of what we like to do: Travel to other countries. Travel in different ways. Where the wind blows.
And in 2013 we sailed from Oslo and now we spend winter seasons in Caribbean waters.
In 2006 we sailed form Dunkerque to Oslo. The first time with "Tatt av vinden". In 2008 we sailed from Oslo and spent the summer in the Mediterranean before we crossed the Atlantic to the Caribbean and sailed back in 2009. That was our first real offshore experience - in addition to crossing Skagerak from Norway to Denmark. In 2013 we once more sailed from Oslo, set to participate in the ARC for a second time. We spent 2013/14 and the next two seasons in the Caribbean. In 2016 we had 24 years of sailing together. Most years we did coastal sailing.
|s/y "Tatt av vinden"|
Maria Grønn Sanchez (Eva's daughter) and Daniel Bekkedal joined Bjørn on the first leg in 2013. Blommenholm (Oslo) to Gothenburg.
Maria sailed with us several summer holidays when she was younger. Maria is a diver and holds PADI Open Water. Daniel has sailed dingies and knows the sea.
|Daniel and Maria|
Javier Jimenez (Spain) and Marlon (Germany) joined Bjørn for the leg from La Coruña to Lagos. Marlon has sailed in the Mediterranian several times. He is also a very skillfull handyman. (2013)
Javier is a very experienced sailor who has crossed the Atlantic four times. (2013)
Knut and Ellen Nesje joined Bjørn for the leg from Lagos to Las Palmas. They have a lot of experience from coastal sailing. They have sailed along the Norwegian coast up to northern Norway and back. They have their own boat, "Zephyr". (2013)
|Knut and Ellen|
|Lars Johannes Sørbo came with "Tatt av vinden" to cross the Atlantic. Lars has experience both from racing and cruising. He has a lot of coastal experience and has also sailed offshore. He has his own boat, "Awsome". (2013)||Lars|
|Gregor Skaug Larsen (Bjørn's son) and Nina joined Eva and Bjørn in Bonaire and sailed with us on "Tatt av vinden" to Curacao in April. Gregor has sailed with his father every summer through his childhood, but for Nina it was the first time. For Gregor it was the second time sailing in Caribbean. (2014). Gregor is a diver and holds PADI advanced certificate.||
Gregor and Nina
|Robert joined us together with Maria for a few days in Kuna Yala (San Blas). Robert is an experienced diver, but scuba diving in Kuna Yala is not allowed. It had to be snorkeling.||