Team J & J
Team J & J was base on an initative and owership by the the two
brothers Jens og Jørgen Altern Wathne. During the fall of 1999
money was raised to buy a Melges 24. This boat was a natural pick after
sailing with great
sucesess the cruiser/racer that the family owned. They still have this
boat, a Contrast
33 called - S/Y Patera. To compete with the Melges in both National and
competitions were a challenge which was tempiting enougth to realise.
There is a regular
crew of four on the boat, but there is several sailors that step in if
another sailor is out for some reason. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Jens Altern Wathne:
E-mail : email@example.com
Mobile : 995 68 688
Education : Marinbiologist
Place of work : Bergen
|Has sailed since he started
primery school. Sailed dingies like Optimist and Europe before he
at the age of 14 started to helm the families Contrast 33. After
ending his Univeristy studies at the University of Tromsoe
he has sailed ALOT. The racing both Nationally and Internatonailly
boats like Bashford 36, Mumm 30, X99, X362s, J-125, IMX38, 2-tonner,
[NOR 105]. Has crossed the North Sea 3 times, has competed in three
He has sailed the Worlds longest freshwater race from Chcago - Makinaw
on a Sydney 38, the race is 330 nautical miles. He has been three
times in the Key West Race Week (2000 Mumm 30, 2002 Henderson 30
Mumm 30). Onboard he tactics, steering and trim main.
Goal : Be the best and have fun.
Wants to move on to bigger projects and work with his passtion
for sailing full time.
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile : 901 79 819
Education : Civil enginer in construction.
Place of work : Bergen
|After a short time as dingy
sailor he moved to bigger boats. The first keelboat was a wooden
BB11. Has been sailing active since he was 16. While studying he
with Team Virginia [X-372 og Bashford 36]. Has sailed ALOT
of races with different boats - mainly locally in the western parts
of Norway. Has raced boats like Rainbow 42, X 95, X 102, X 99, X
372, X 362s,
og Sigma 38. Has crossed the North Sea three times and
sailed three X-99 Worldchampionships in X-99. He don't remember
how many Faerderen he has sailed in total. Jørgen is the main
jib and spinnaker trimmer, but also do tactics. He plays a vital
the boat before racing.
Goal: Be the best and have fun. Lives and breaths for the sport of
Navn: Peder Risvik
Peder var med oss til
EM i Torquay høsten 2005 og storkoste seg. Han har også vært
med på NM og NC tidligere. Han har tidligere seilt båter
som Elvstrøm 717, 11 MOD, Laser. For tiden seiler han som
trimmer på en First 36.7 som seilte regattaen mellom Bergen
og Shetland. Peder er teamets handy mann og sier aldri nei. Han
er en som setter laget først og har troen på at vi
kan få det til.
Målsetning: Gjøre sine egne oppgaver best mulig, gjør
alt for at resultatet skal bli best mulig og at vi har det gøy!
|Duncan Peace: Tactician
Name: Duncan Peace
Telephone: +44 7796261246
Education: Naval Architect
Live: Nether Wallop, England
Duncan started dinghy
sailing at the age of 8, with team racing at school, and went on
to represent Southampton University in team racing events. After
graduating with a degree in Naval Architecture, Duncan spent time
working with UK yacht designer, Edward Dubois, sailing a number
of high profile International Offshore Rule (IOR) yachts in the
late 70’s and early 80’s. Following this apprenticeship,
Duncan designed and campaigned a very successful quarter ton yacht
during the early 80s.
By the mid 80’s one-design racing was gaining in popularity,
and Duncan switched from offshore racing to the Olympic Star class
and the new US J24 class. Although the Star has never gained enough
popularity in the UK to sustain fleet racing, the J24 has become
one of the leading one design class in the UK and in Europe, and
Duncan has been a regular participant in events throughout Europe
over the last 15 years.
More recently Duncan started sailing the Melges 24 in the UK,
and while working in Norway in the late 90’s, introduced
Jens and Jurgen to the excitement of the Melges Class. Since then
J & J have gone from strength to strength, and Duncan re-joins
the team for the 2004 season.
|Christian Lunde Nærø
Navn:Christian Lunde Nærø
Telefon: +44 959 38 641
Yrke: Daglig Leder Bergen Seil
Startet i yngling og pappas
turseiler, First Class 8, Ekspress, Drake, IMX 40, IMS 46, div
Grand Soleiler og Melges osv osv
Om bord jobber Christian mest med spinnaker trim og ellers informasjonsflyt
Målsetning: fred på jord gjennom seiling og pilates-
eller- vinne en del, samt å være med på mye.
|Håvard Ravn Ottesen:
Name: Håvard Ravn Ottesen
Mobilde: +47 90139430
Education : Explorer
Place of work : Trondheim.
|Started as a jibtrimmer on
a Accent 26, and has many hours onboard the Contrast 33 locally in
Haugesund district. Bought a dingy when he moved to Trondheim, but
became a crew member on a Diva 39. Has been racing on boats like
X 412, X 99, First Class 8 and 10. Known for a variable temper and
mood on the day after a victory party. Ask the man about how a Olympic
race course is and he knows the answear!
Goal: Thrill seeker!