The Olympic Games Antwerpen/Ostende, Belgium 1920
Helmsman and owner was Henrik �stervold. Crew was Jon O. �stervold,
Ole O. �stervold,
But first the boats from Bergen had to sail all the way to Ostende. It
became a dramatic voyage in the North Sea. They started on a slow summercruise and made
their course for Doggerbank, a famous place in the North Sea for the Norwegian fishing
fleet. As one of the contestants said:" Let's buy some fresh fish". While they
were there the weather turned to full storm so they had to set their smallest sail and
even then did 11 knots. One of the crew fell overboard, but to his luck he got stuck in
some ropes. The boats lost each other, but got to the Olympic races in time. Thanks to a
skillfull crew they fixed what the storm had broken and sailed in to a gold medal.
Hans Stoermann N�ss (1886-1958) was a shipbroker in Bergen, a chairmann in Bergen Shipbroker association. And the gold medal from the 1920 Olympics is still in the family.
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