We set sail and sail around the Åland Islands between Sweden and Finland! Everybody defining as women, lesbian, inter, non-binary, trans or agender and all children are welcome to sail together on the Lovis from July 19-29. No matter if you already know all the knots and how to navigate in your sleep or if it’s your first time in the waves: There will be enough time on our trip to learn how to sail the Lovis from scratch. Everyone pitches in! During the 10 days you will have the opportunity to learn how to read charts, navigate, practice knots, steer or just lie on the deck and enjoy the sea.
Besides the daily sailing routine, we want to dedicate ourselves to the topic of resistance at sea. The sea has always been a rebellious place. Free and enslaved people fought here against colonialism, climate activists stand up against the destruction of the ecosystem of the sea and migrants and sea rescuers resist the European border regime. In times of escalating crises, it is important to remain resistant and to strengthen ourselves together. We want to do this with different methods: storytelling, making zines, reading out texts, listening to podcasts on the topics, painting transpis, planning joint actions – all impulses that you bring with you are conceivable. The sailing area also gives us an interesting inspiration: after years of conflicts with Sweden and Finland, the Åland Islands have been an autonomous region since 1920. And: since 1921 the archipelago is demilitarized. What that means exactly, we will find out on the spot.
So get on board with us!
We would be very happy if you can organize a journey to and from the island that does not include a flight.
Cost contribution incl. meals for adults is between 440-660€ according to self-assessment, children up to 15 years pay 50%. We are currently trying to find funding for some reduced cost places. We expect to know more in April or May. If the participation fee is a hurdle for you, please register anyway and we will try to find a solution.
You can register here: annika[ät]lovis[dot]de
Kind regards from the preparation crew
Jule, Laura, Mia