The chairman's gavel given Jim by the Davidsson family in August 2009.
The inscription says: "HBB 2008 Fam. Davidsson".
|What happens at the jury-meeting?|
|1.||Establishing number of paddling-days.|
|2.||Scrutinizing log and maps/charts.|
|3.||Asking candid question eye to eye: "With your kayak-honor at stake, have you taken part of the rules, understood them and complied with them"?|
|4.||At approval, grand awarding of miniature kayak. */|
|5.||Beer and sandwiches.|
|6.||Coffee and perhaps a look at pictures from the trip.|
|MEMBERS OF THE JURY|
|HONORARY MEMBER OF THE JURY|
A chois of hotos from passed meetings
Expectant paddlers in front of the bar – not without some fear.
After introductory questions maps or charts are brought forth and the activity around the table increases.
To carry through and account for a tour along the entire coast quite a few maps or charts are needed. The marked route is checked
against the logbook.
As per the agenda item 3 the candid question is put to the paddlers. At a clear answer and without objections from the jury the paddlings
are approved and the jury signs the written record.
The tension leave hold of the paddlers. They have become approved conquerors of Havspaddlarnas Blå Band.
If earlier booked the miniature kayak is handed over.
The table is cleared from maps and logbooks and laid with open sandwiches and beer and during the conversation that follows different things are talked over.
When everyone is satisfied in this way Jim often comes with Gun and a cake.
Besides being a master in his kayak his is also a master of finding reasons for a cake together with coffee.
Relatives are allways welcome to visit the jury meeeting with the paddler, even new-born.
The winner in this "No-competition" is however everyone who manages to paddle the entire coast.
Further photos from jury meetings are linked from page "Approved paddlers" and respective paddler from year 2007.