Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cooking gas explosion filmed on board yacht

I usually have more than enough to do trying to keep up with all that happens on board Vega. But, in this case I feel so strongly about the subject that I would like to share this excellent video with … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Vessel Vega to Implement WHO Millennium Development Goals

In cooperation with the World Health Organization’s Millennium Development Goals Vega’s 2012 Missions of Mercy will continue to target the reduction of maternal and infant mortality by delivering donated tools, supplies, and training information to the communities we assist. It is estimated that in these Midwives and Health Workers kits reduce maternal and infant mortality by as much as 40%. Continue reading

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A short history of the 120 year old historic Norwegian vessel Vega

The 120 year old Norwegian Hardanger jacht Vega was launched in 1892. She is still alive and sails an average of 7,000 miles every year delivering donated educational and medical supplies to some of Indonesia’s most isolated small island communities. Vega is officially classified as an Historic Vessel and has won awards for her humanitarian service. Continue reading

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2011 Vega Humanitarian Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2011 Vega Awards have been selected . These annual Humanitarian awards recognize outstanding individuals and companies who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others and have an affinity with their fellow human … Continue reading

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About Vega’s builder Ola H. Nerhus

Ola H. Nerhus, one of Norway’s most famous boat builders, built ships from 1863 to 1906. His boats became known as “Hardanger Jachts” a name synonymous with immensely strong, swift sailing, vessels. The best of these were built at the Nerhuson shipyard in Ølve, Hardanger, Norway. Continue reading

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2011 Vega award winners to be announced

The 2011 Vega award winners have been voted on and selected. We shall be notifying the winners and posting the results over the next few days. It was a tough choice in several categories with in one case three rounds … Continue reading

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Vega to be press boat for the prestigious 22nd Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta

Once again Vega is proud to have been chosen as the press boat for the prestigious 22nd Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 18 – 26 November 2011 The Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta is a challenging offshore sailing race organised … Continue reading

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