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Join Vega on her yearly mission to deliver donated educational and medical supplies to remote communities in eastern Indonesia and East Timor.
By the spring of 1982 Vega lay abandoned in deplorable condition alongside a quay in Stockholm. With what remained of her rigging in tatters and half full of water she desperately needed a miracle to save her.
The partnership between Nerhus and Carlsson benefitted both until 1904-5 when the Union of Sweden and Norway dissolved.
Several reputable Swedish sources are quite adamant Alfred Olsson built Vega in his yard at Bergkvara for Johan Carlsson, of Degerhamn between 1908-09.
Outstanding among Norwegian ships of the time were those of Ola H. Nerhus who designed the finest jakts on Hardanger fiord, a place where the tradition of building strong swift sailing vessels was first established in the late 1400’s.
General manager of JOTUN Indonesia establishes contact with great grandson of the man who built Vega.
When we purchased historic vessel Vega in 2001 she came to us without a history so, we began searching. The image above shows Vega, 2002, in Ilha de Moçambique.
Blocks are a mystery for many modern sailors. So, since I had to refurbish a few of ours I thought I would make a few pictures to show how it’s done. All blocks work the same so even the modern plastic ones work more or less the same.