The program for føroya sjómannadag 2023

Føroya Sjómannadagur hereby publishes the program for the family days 15 – 20 August 2023. The program includes competitions, cultural events, entertainment, performance, good food and fun for children and adults, and everything is of course free.

Wednesday August 16

5 p.m.
Official opening of the “Húsið” (house) • All activities belonging to Húsið are now gathered in the same building, and in this connection the site is officially opened. • At 19.00: Sunday Walkers perform some songs in the old cinema hall.

• At 20.00: Adrenaline plays music and gets a visit from an exciting guest.

• Approx. at 21.00: finished

• We are excited to open again and hope to see many guests on Wednesday. Everyone is welcome

6.30 p.m.
Fishing – panel on Skúlatrøð The Faroe Islands Fishermen’s Association organizes a panel debate. Participants are experts and representatives from all political parties.

Friday August 18

5 p.m.
Fishing competition at Kósabrúnni (quay opposite HVBJ) for all children.

The children must bring their own fishing poles and life jackets.

Registration at Kósabrúnni, where participants receive bait, a bag and a slip of paper for their name and telephone number.

The mascot is on site, and children and adults get coffee, juice and sweets.

Medals for No. 1, 2 and 3 in the groups: Boys under school age, girls under school age, boys of school age and girls of school age.

A trophy is given to whoever catches the biggest fish.

Medals will be presented on the big stage at Sjómannadagurin on Saturday 19 August at 11.20

6 p.m.
Large water fight between boats and ships as well as the quay area on the west side of the harbour.

When the fishing competition is over, ships and boats dock at Kósabryggjuni and take people on board, after which the battle begins.

The fire brigade and rescue companies take part in the fight on the quay area.

They sail in a circle in the harbor basin, and the battle ends when Brimil has blown the big horn three times.

On the west side in front of Northern Fish Cold Storage, there is a large water fight on land for children and adults who do not want to participate on board the boats.

Everyone – both children and adults – who participates in the water fight must expect to get soaked, and therefore it is important to be warmly dressed.

Throwing water balloons into the water is not allowed!

Remember to use a life jacket!

10 p.m.
Free outdoor concert with the rock orchestra Adrenaline at the big scene

Adrenaline kick-starts the Føroya Sjómannadagur with a big concert

Everyone is welcome

Saturday August 19

The day starts with the Merkið (Faroese flag) being raised at 10.30 am.

Representatives of the crew that has the longest shift to Sjómannadag raise the Merkið (flag) while the national anthem is sung.

After this, Føroya Sjómannadagur 2023 will be opened on the big stage.

Big scene Registration for all competitions is done on stage. *except for the swimming competition.

Karl Johansen, mayor, welcomes.

Dennis Holm, Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, opens Føroya Sjómannadagur

Dennis Holm, Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, presents badges of honor to the best (fishing) ships and boats in the Faroe Islands.

Representatives of Føroya Sjómannadagur present medals to the winners of the fishing competition (for children)

Researchers from Havstovan (marine research institute) dissect fish from the fishing competition and explain about the fish.

Dávur Winther talks about the Doctors’ dispute in Klaksvik, QR keys and treasure hunting

Skipalista quiz – qualification round Ernst S. Olsen and Gunnar Nolsøe are the hosts The competition is held as Kahoot! on smartphone – Remember to download the app.

1 p.m
Faroe Islands Championship in winning yarn keys. – The competition is for couples

p.m Faroe Islands Championship – Bait cutting

1.45 p.m.
Pirates invite all children to a treasure hunt.

2 p.m
Faroe Islands Championship – Preparation of line incl. put bait on hooks.

2.45 p.m.
Faroe Islands Championship – Repair trawl.

3.15 p.m.
Faroe Islands championship in cake baking – the cakes must be handed in to the canteen at Roykivirkinum between 11 and 12 – cake judges: Ranva Knudsen, Jóhanna á Tjaldrafløtti and Elsbet Heðinsdóttir Christiansen.

3:30 p.m
Skipalista Quiz – Final – Ernst S. Olsen and Gunnar Nolsøe are the hosts

4:30 p.m
Magni Husgaard, Hugo Leo and Ólavur á Váli perform music.

5.25 p.m.
Winners of the Faroe Islands Championship in box stacking and swimming across the harbor are honored.

5:30 p.m
Faroe Islands Championship – Arm laying, qualifying round 6 p.m. Faroe Islands Championship – Holding the kite (throwing kite is held in both hands in an outstretched arm in time)

6.30 p.m.
Tug of war between ship crews – 8 people per team

7 p.m.
Faroe Islands Championship – Arm Laying, Final

7.30 p.m.
Harmonica music Fuglefjord Harmonica orchestra plays well-known melodies.

In the tent

10.40 a.m.
The large breakfast table

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Art exhibition – Lydia Petersen, Magna Auðunsson and Monika Ósá Henriksen exhibit

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Exhibition with Norðoya Heimavirki (handmade goods)

12 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Havstovan (marine research institute) tells about studies of fish

12 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free face painting for children with Kæti

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Blue Cross Faroe Islands offers free Cotton Candy to all children

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Silvi (mascot) stands for fish pond (for children) On the wharf area

10.30 a.m.
The Merkið (flag) is raised while the national anthem is sung

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Rowing for children and young people on barges in an improvised pool on the quay area

12 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open house in Fullpower at Klaksvíksvegi 85 (Crossfit studio – maybe something for TKO) Take part in exciting competitions, guess how many kilos are in the stack and take a “well” selfie at the beautiful selfie wall from Rógvadóttir. Free coffee!

1 p.m.
Faroese Pilot Whale Hunting Community will be cutting up a pilot whale while explaning the procedure in english

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open house at Looknorth Come and see how EPS (flamingo) and hard plastic are produced. Looknorth offers coffee and waffles.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free soft ice cream.

1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Faroe Islands’ most appetizing fish table
JFK offers Fish & Chips. The fish is quality cod from Gadus and Sjúrðaberg, and chips are produced from new potatoes from England, which have been specially selected for the purpose. Again this year, two chefs from well-known English Fish & Chips restaurants will cook. To reduce the queue, each person can pick up a maximum of four portions.
Føroya Bjór distributes soft drinks and water with the food.
Bakkafrost is proud of the tasty and healthy salmon, produced in the Faroese fjords. Again this year, Bakkafrost will serve up free tastings on the quayside. These will hopefully give you inspiration for other salmon dishes.
Christian í Grótinum and Amarant – on Sailor’s Day this year we are serving a Poké Bowl with hot smoked mackerel. For dessert, Amarant serves coffee and a rhubarb dessert.

2 p.p.
Føroya Sjómannadagur serves delicious beef of pilot whale meat with cream potatoes

2 p.m
Pirates invite all children to an exciting treasure hunt.

2 p.m
Joint singing with Hans Hjalta Skaale and Hóraldur Joensen in the canteen at “Roykivirkinum”.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
At Sjónám there is a presentation by John Goodlad of his book “The Salt Roads – how fish made a culture”. John will talk about sustainability, climate change and other challenges for fishing nations.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Faroe Islands Championship in box stacking

3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
At Sjónám, Gudmund Helmsdal talks about the film project Vandaferð. The project is based on the book “Ein Vandaferð” (A Voyage of Danger) by Frederik Bláhamar, about the time the sloop (sailing ship) from Vestmanna, Union Jack, was sunk in 1940.

At the dock

9 a.m.
Faroese wooden sailing ships and motor boats meet at the nest and set sail 10 a.m. The sailing ships dock in Klaksvík at the bottom of the corner at Stórukaj. Jóhanna TG 326, Westward Ho, Dragin, Norðlýsið, Thorshavn, Norðan and Grinkil are included, as well as Swan, which comes from the Shetland Islands.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ship with “Trollpeter and Grandma” sails short trips with the children

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wild on the water – Free sailing trips with RHIB boats – Free rides sitting on air cushions, hanging from fast boats

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open ship on the sloop (sailing ship) Jóhanna Two helmsmen stand at the helm. They explain how the helmsman steers with the helm according to the compass, explains about weather and wind, sail guidance and displays old fishing equipment such as hooks, stones, fishing line with a double hook, lead plumb, anchor in maple, “lippukasse” (accounting for catch) etc. Guests may be allowed to “cast a line” (fishing with a hand line).

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open ship on Westward Ho (sailing ship) Two men in traditional fisherman’s clothing, Faroese hat, sweater, boots/slippers and mittens help guests set and retrieve the jib and mizzen sail as well as hold the jib, secure and raise the halyard.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open ship on the school ship Dragin The cabin is equipped as a classroom with all the instruments and teaching material that the students use in class. An account will be given of how the school ship is used for teaching. It will also be possible to set and salvage sails.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open ship on the SAR vessel Ziska (The vessel is newly acquired) Norðoya Bjargingarfelag (rescue company) welcomes everyone aboard the new vessel.

1:30 p.m
Rescue demo Atlantic Airways helicopter and Norðoya Bjargingarfelag manage the demo.

2 p.m
Trip with Erlu Kongsdóttir (catamaran ferry) out to Kópakonan (statue on Kalsoy) with tour guide. Asbjørn Lómaklett is tour guide. Departure from Stórukaj.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open ship at Brimil The crew offers hot waffles and cocoa.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open ship aboard the inspection ship “Hvidbjørnen” The crew offers hot pancakes and cocoa.

3.25 p.m.
Swimming competition in the harbor pool for men and women The swimming association ÆGIR organizes a swimming competition across the harbor basin. Registration at ÆGIR by sending the swimmer’s name in an SMS message to tel. 229950 There is competition in two categories; women and men

4 p.m
Trip with Erlu Kongsdóttir (catamaran ferry) out to Kópakonan (statue on Kalsoy) with tour guide. Asbjørn Lómaklett is tour guide. Departure from Stórukaj. 

Sunday August 20

11 a.m
Sailor’s service in Christianskirkjuni v/ Hanusi á Gørðum. Accordion friends lead the song.

“The board goes” for Sømandsmissionen. (In practice, this means that a collection box/container is passed around among the churchgoers, so that you can put some coins or a small banknote to support a worthy cause)

6 p.m.
Seamen’s meeting in KFUM & K Torleif Johannesen seafaring missionary speaks.

After the meeting there is a buffet.

Everyone is welcome.