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The final reports of our summer collaborations

By |2023-03-07T20:03:41+02:0024th of January 2023|

The final reports of our summer collaborations  Part of the cooperation with Acting for Climate and Festival Norpas were the last two joint meetings where we compiled the results of the big summer tour with "Ripples - the sailing circus show". One meeting took place in Finland, the other in Norway, both times we experienced stormy [...]

A place with many possibilities

By |2023-03-07T20:04:18+02:0024th of January 2023|

A place with many possibilities Those who have been following us for a while know that we have been trying to get Hawila permanently ashore since last summer. This is to make our work on the ship more flexible and independent, but also to give us space for workshops, events and other [...]

News from the shipyard

By |2023-02-02T13:34:39+02:0024th of January 2023|

News from the shipyard Since returning from the Christmas holidays, we have been focusing on the rest of the work in the stern, meaning finishing the last frames and stanchions. We have also added more bilge stringers to the bow and stern. They are strengthening the inside of the ship more and [...]

Hawila needs you!

By |2023-01-11T13:36:07+02:005th of December 2022|

Hawila needs you! Hawila needs many hands, brains, a lot of time, some money, and a huge load of love! Hawila is funded by individuals who share our vision of sustainable maritime transport and education. We are an independent and sustainable organisation that is aiming for a stable economic base. We do [...]

Hawila visiting Copenhagen

By |2022-12-05T19:24:06+02:0030th of November 2022|

Hawila visiting Copenhagen If you follow us for a while, you might know that before the refit started in Holbæk, Hawila was located in Denmark's capital city Copenhagen. So, it's only natural that our visit to the Kultur Caféen in Christiania felt like coming home. The cosy interior, homely vibes and the many familiar faces [...]

News from the shipyard

By |2022-12-05T18:52:50+02:0030th of November 2022|

News from the shipyard Initially, we had planned to keep Hawila’s stern intact as it appeared healthy and had received massive work in the 90s. However, things are not always as they appear on wooden ships, and while trying to fit our beam shelves aft we realised the poor condition of the upper [...]

Teaching life skills

By |2022-12-19T12:16:14+02:0028th of November 2022|

Teaching life skills At one of the lovely community dinners over at the cultural & environmental collective Makvärket, we met Stine, who coordinates HOME-START, a volunteer organisation, which offers help and care for families with small children. In the conversation, Stine mentioned that she works with a few mothers, who have never learned how to [...]

News from the shipyard

By |2022-12-05T19:24:17+02:0030th of October 2022|

Bilge stringers are in This month, after finishing mid-ship framing and beam shelves, the team of German shipwrights left and were replaced by the French team with Ben and Bleuenn, who helped put the forward and mid-ship bilge stringers in. Bilge stringers are large structural timber pieces supporting the inner hull, mid-way [...]

We reap what we saw

By |2022-12-05T19:23:25+02:0030th of October 2022|

We reap what we saw Since our refit started in 2020, we have collaborated with the organic farming collective Svanholm Gods. In exchange for a day of work on the field, we receive their organic, seasonal vegetables, which we turn into healthy meals for our team. Each time we visit, we are greeted [...]

Three ships, one mission!

By |2022-12-05T18:46:23+02:0030th of October 2022|

Three ships, one mission! Following the annual sail cargo alliance meeting hosted by New Dawn Traders in Cornwall, England, our team decided to pass by our friends and partners in the Netherlands on the way back to Denmark. Our busy schedule brought us to Amsterdam, Harlingen and Den Helder. We visited SAILCARGO INC. [...]

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