Elin Petersson har intagit Rr59 år 2009 Hanna Liljebäck intog också Rr59 2009
Elin Petersson (2009) and Hanna Liljebäck (2009) at the stone Nº 59. A goal often dreamt of.

As a paddler reaches Haparanda after start in Svinesund the memory bank is highly enriched by experiences and impressions from the tour. The route might seem to be the same for everyone, but weather condition gives an obvious variation. There is however one way we most often share with others who also have made the distance. This is the gate in to Stråkvägen 24 in Solna where Jim Danielsson lives with his Gun. The jury meeting with the paddler is waiting.

Pasi Airike on his way to his jury meeting 2009
This might be the most well known passage to a HBB-paddler that Pasi Airike is about to open with his jury meeting at hand. The gate in to Stråkvägen 24 and we all remember how tension and expectation increased.

If we have announced our paddling from Svinesund at the Norwegian border along the entire Swedish coast to Haparanda at the Finnish border the log book isn’t telling all. After reaching the goal at landmark 59, comes most often reverberations of different kinds. One reverberation is obvious. A meeting with theHBB- jury will round off the tour. It isn’t enough saying that we have landed at Virtakari to be an approved conqueror of Havspaddlarnas Blå Band. We have to prove that we have paddled the estimated 2300 kilometres at our own capacity and skill according to the rules and followed those.
When this has happened the members of the HBB jury find great joy to in company with the paddlers celebrate their achievements. We like to memorize them all and have now started this page. It started 2007 as a try and became a habit from 2008. A page we hope more than us find interest in.

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5 x HBB

During the past years, since Jim Danielsson’s first tour 1991, many have paddled HBB one time or more and here are images from those meetings. At first however a glimpse from the five folded conquerors.

The five folded-quartet: Bengt Larsson year 2008 | Jim Danielsson year 2009 | Leif Andersson year 2009 | Peter Magnusson year 2014


6 x HBB

Year 2014 was the tart golden yellow as the times someone had paddled HBB increased to six. We congratulate Jim for his efforts that probably a record hard to beat.
The year after - 2015 - got Jim company by Peter in this group of six-folded conquerors and the tart was brown.

Jim Danielsson år 2014 - Peter Magnusson år 2015






Approved by the jury 2019 October 07

Chairmen Sven Berggren assisted by Jim Danielsson and Thorvald Nielsen held this ending meeting for Fabian.
Fabian had brought his maps. It is not a neglectable pile needed to cover the entire coast of Sweden.

Fabian had had a richly variated weather during his tour and was from start not an experienced paddler and wondered sometime what he had driven himself in to. At Tjurepannan he got his first fight against the strength of weather. It turned out well. Strengthened by this and other crossings had given him good experience and confidence.
The jury approved his conquering. It was time to receive the memory - Miniature Kayak - given by Jim.

Back at his place he tried to tidy up his pile of maps and in the background one could se Jim passing. It is time beer and open sandwiches.

We let them eat and talk in peace and say thank you for the season looking forward to next. 





Approved by the jury 2019 October 05

The Jury consisting of Chairman Sven Berggren assisted by Jim Danielsson and Thorvald Nielsen.
Behind the camera Lennart Bergström.

The meeting was soon held as three wise men followed Lina's tour by the drawn track she had in her mobile phone. Suddenly was the track ended not far from the goal at border mark 59.

Lina continued later with Finish Blue and White ribbon. Not enough with this she lost her mobile paddling to Estonia. A watertight bag proved not to be watertight. She had not made a safety copy and lost the remaining track. Her maps making a good pile were left in Finland to be sent back home but they had not showed up.

Lina has had a lot of different problems and the jury did not like to strew salt in her wounds and still had in memory her finishing part after following the entire tour.Surely shows her face a bit of excitement and expectations to the jury's verdict.

Lina was for her second time approved by the jury.By this she also became the first female to have made TWO conquerings Furthermore she is also the paddler who have made the earliest start. She started April 03 and reached the goal after 61 days including several days idling in hard weather.

The jury approved her paddling.

The moment when she should get her miniature kayak is worth to se more than once. Lina was exuberent happy.

As scheduled, it was time for open sandwich and beer followed by a tart decorated with two Swedish flags and coffee. The questions almost fell like hale over Lina and got good answers. Often with a story behind. Lina has experienced unbelievably lot during her long walk about in the world.
A closer look at the tart and miniature kayak celebrating the two records Lina made this tour.

After the sad accident in Lithuania have the wounds healed good but some training remains for her hand that had to be operated.Within a few days she will be out again for next adventure and we all wish her the best of luck.





Rick Hoeksema

Approved by the jury 2019 September 14

The first jury meeting this year was today held with Rick. Together with his friend Rune and his wife Krista they should pass Solna and a meeting was appropriate. Rick had during his paddling damaged a shoulder and after consulting a doctor he found it better to go back home and rest. In 01 September he began to paddle again in company with his friend Rune to finish the tour. Ricks wife Krista fetched the boys for the transportation back home but now should the jury meeting take place.

As the salutations were made came the mobile forth. Rick had planned his tour with pebble track that he changed by and by during the tour. Any doubts never came up. The jury has held 141 meetings before. The known constellation were Sven Berggren, Thorvald Nielsen and Jim Danielsson. They all have it in their back how the meeting shall proceed,

It did not take long before Rick was approved by the jury and got his Miniature kayak handed over by Jim. After this followed Beer and open sandwiches followed by coffee and a nice cake.

We hope this tart gave a good taste and energy to last all way back to the Netherlands
That also Rune is a good kayaker he proved as he finished Rick's tour and maybe we have the pleasure to follow him on his own tour next year and great him welcome back.



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