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OE 32

Boat Name: Pale Blue Dot

Status: provisional

The Skipper

Originally from Sweden, lives in Norway. Works as a commercial diver. Sailed as a cruiser between 2008 and 2012. Read “A World of my Own” by Robin Knox-Johnston and one thing lead to another.

Sailing Experience

About 35,000 nm in total. On August, 2008 at 14:00 hours I left Bergen, Norway. I returned in July 2012 after sailing solo around the world through Panama, around South Africa in a Alo 33.

Why the GGR?

I love adventures, sailing and being alone at the sea for long periods. I learned that between 2008-2012. In September of 2008 I set out to cross the North Sea on my Alo 33. It was the first time being at sea in a sailboat as all my previous sails was just a handful of day sails inshore sailing. The learning curve was steep. The North Sea, Gulf of Corryvreckan and the Bay of Biscay quickly humbled and cured me from a previous kind of cocky attitude. At this time sailing was just a means of transportation on my travels. Fast forward to 2012 and I was on my the homestretch of my solo around the world trip. Crossing from the Azores to Ireland. By now my reason for sailing had changed. I now found myself not stopping at places just to get a longer time at sea. Not stopping in the Galapagos when crossing the Pacific. Sailing nonstop from Malaysia to Mauritius. South Africa to Brazil. Brasil to the Azores.

I now really loved to sail and to be at sea. In July of 2012 I returned to Bergen with empty fuel tanks, a few tins, an empty bank account and two new dreams. To sail around the world non stop and to design/build a boat. Now 11 years later I hope I can get the opportunity to make one of those dreams come true.

Best and worst aspects

Best: To be alone in a race at sea for a long time. And at the same time be together with likeminded people in a great adventure. To learn new things and being part of something really big.

Worst: The fear that after years of planning, refitting, investing and money, losing the possibility to race due to some minor thing out of your control.

The Boat

Pale Blue Dot is a cutter rigged OE32 with a bowsprit. Designed By Olle Enderlin in 1973, she has lately been sailed in Norway, mostly around Bergen where I live. A major refit will start this winter 2023. 

Boat namePale Blue Dot
DesignerOlle Enderline
BuilderSundsörs Ship Yard
LOA9.89 m
LWL8.38 m
Beam3.18 m


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