Three days at sea: How to board a three-masted barque with 80 sailors from business life, politics, youth and academia?
In a time when all ways of life are seen from a climate perspective, a travel to the Norwegian democracy festival Arendalsuka also gains attention. Not just to go there, but how to get there?
This is the story of how a challenge caught sail, transforming into a three day wind driven workshop and networking cruise, were a university rector, a CEO of a renewable energy company, a mayor, youths, professors and students together signed on to sleep in hammocks, work night and day to sail the ship Staatsraad Lehmkuhl from Bergen to Arendal in August 2019. Hard work and a lot of fun – this sums up both the process and the voyage.
In this presentation, I will give insight into an area where we stepped out of our comfort zone and did something completely different to achieve new insight, new network, new friends and attention.