Sleipnir had a great time at the Festival over the weekend, with hundreds of people coming by to see her, ask questions and were excited to see her! We met so many interesting people, and so many want to be at her launch and to participate in adventures aboard her!
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Sleipnir will be at the Vista Viking Festival!
The Sons Of Norway have invited Sleipnir to participate in the Vista Viking Festival on September 17th and 18th! We are proud to bring Sleipnir back to where she was born! The festival is a yearly tradition at Norway Hall (except for the last 2 years due to Covid!) where up to 10, 000 peopleContinue reading “Sleipnir will be at the Vista Viking Festival!”
We’re in the news (yeah, again…..)))
Out local PBS channel (for those who don’t know, PBS is the Public Broadcasting Service in the US) sent a reporter out to do an interview with us and the ship, and a few days ago aired the video on the Evening Edition. I really liked what they did, as they included outside footage thatContinue reading “We’re in the news (yeah, again…..)))”
We’ve started a You Tube Channel!
Please check it out! There are now 3 videos on it and we will keep adding new ones as work progresses and events such as launching and raiding parties happen! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSiQlljA_CTL2JTQWuAI3uw And please remember to “Follow” the website so you’ll get notifications of new posts (not too many, I promise!) automatically. FREE! )))) Thanks! Tom
A different view
The form is beautiful …
CBS San Diego put us in the news!
Jeff Zevely and his cameraman Chris came out to the shipyard and spent a couple of hours chatting with me and filming, and yesterday aired this clip… I think it’s great fun, and if I can take the advertising out of it, I will do so… https://www.cbs8.com/video/news/local/zevely-zone/san-marcos-sailor-builds-a-viking-ship/509-c61a72fb-6932-47b7-b99c-9d0f98159f40 Row, row, row your boat…! Cheers! Tom
We’re on CBS San Diego News tomorrow, Wednesday June 1!
CBS Channel 8 in San Diego is airing the piece they did on the ship last week! It will be on the Zevely Zone at 6:40PM tomorrow (Wednesday, June 1). It was a fun interview with lots of video of work on the ship. If you don’t live in San Diego, no worries: I willContinue reading “We’re on CBS San Diego News tomorrow, Wednesday June 1!”
A bit of magic….?
Throughout the project I have been very watchful about alignments of the various components, especially that the keel is horizontal, and that the frames are perpendicular and at right-angles to the keel, horizontal, and in good alignment with each other. All these factors are very important in making the ship have the correct shape. ItContinue reading “A bit of magic….?”
Thanks and acknowledgments!
I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the people who have helped and supported me in my voyage… First, my wife and my family have stood behind me and cheered me on, something that I really appreciate because without their support, the project would have been impossible. In particular, my team leader, myContinue reading “Thanks and acknowledgments!”
We are getting famous :)
The San Diego Union Tribune, to my great surprise, contacted me and asked for an interview! Of course I said yes! A captive audience, who could resist? Pam Kragen and Charlie Neuman came and listened to Ivar and me, and took lots of photos. This is what they wrote: https://enewspaper.sandiegouniontribune.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=a2f862b9-75f5-407b-bb59-d6a1fa8d5b17.