BRIS I, 1971- 1983, Long 6.1 meter, 20’ Beam 1.72 meter
Yrvind introduces Bris l, built in 1971. With this boat, he spent 4 years on the Atlantic Ocean. He visited several of the most isolated islands in the world and was very close to round Cape Horn.
1971 I started to build a 20 feet dubble ender in my mothers back yard. True to Swedish tradition it did not take long before the town planner was there and asks me to take down what i had put up. “I will only build a small boat to sail to Brazil in” I said “What will happen if every one builds a small boat” he said angrily. “What will happen if every one becomes a town planner” I answered. That made him only more angry. I had to take down everything. When mother heard what had happend she said “Clean out the basement, drive the junk to the dump and build the boat there”
In May 1973 I left Sweden for a secound time, by way of Norway and out between Shetland and Orkney North of Scotland west of Ireland I finally made a landfall in Madira after 45 days at see. I did experience much rugh weather. Gales drove me nearly up to Iceland before i finally could make my way south.