Here’s yet another report from the ARC finish in St. Lucia that I’ve been working on. This one is particularly significant to me because of the subject(s). Sven and his dad Kenneth sailed all the way down from Norway together, joining the ARC in St. Lucia, and have a one-year plan to go off on this great adventure together, just the two of them.
My website, in fact, began as fathersonsailing.com, thanks to all of the sailing I’ve done with my dad Dennis. Back in 2006, I was off to Bermuda for my first delivery. I wanted to take business cards along, but realized that ‘Andy Schell Sailing’ could be abbreviated ‘A.S.S.’ – and that’s no good! Thus, ‘Father & Son Sailing’ was born. Since then, my dad and I have done more offshore sailing than ever. Hence my interest in this story. Check it out, it’s a good one…
For Sven-Aage Lyngsgaard and his dad Kenneth, the 2012 ARC was a dream five years in the making. Lifelong motor boaters from Norway, the father and son duo were never sailors, but in 2007, a spark of an idea formed, and the rest is history.
I had a chance to sit down with Kenneth and his son Sven on their boat in Rodney Bay Marina a couple of days ago. We