Bertoft To Sail With Just The Sun, Wind And Water

Bjorn Bertoft, the solo sailor is all set to take the cruise to the Baltic Sea in 100 Sun, Wind Water adventure through renewable power. The solo skipper began his challenge of sailing in 7 countries in the surrounding areas of Baltic Sea only using the power of water, wind and sun. He would sail with young environmentalists to accumulate data on micro plastics present in the ocean. They will also check the visibility of water and condition of surface water for the University of Gothenburg. The performance of the electric engine of Johanna will be monitored which runs on lithium Torqeedo batteries. The engines are recharged through solar panels and pod drive propeller of the boat which works like a treadmill in the water. The yacht becomes lighter when the fuel tank and diesel engines are removed.

The 57 years old has not only cruised but also raced extensively in Sweden and Norway and now his only mission is to reach the final destination by end of August. The destination is none other than Stockholm. His main objective is to create awareness of environmentally friendly sailing. He wants his sailors to get a complete idea on this as sailors are undoubtedly wind lovers. One of the main reasons why he has taken this initiative is because his children were born and brought up in Johanna. He sold the same, bought back soon after and got some renovations done.

Bertoft has also made the required alterations for the deck, hull and interiors to repair and make the yacht stronger. There is no electric water pump or indoor shower down below. There are LED lights installed instead and also a fridge and navigation device. Bertoft has even invested in solar oven cooker wherein it uses sunlight for boiling and cooking food. Bertoft wishes to devote his remaining years to create awareness among young generations.

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