Olav was born in 1954 and he is from Høyanger. He was born and raised on a boat and by the seaboard. As a 22-year-old he got sick of using his father's boat and bought his own. Since then, he has had two smaller fishing boats and in 1994 he converted to sailing – a 40 ft Colin Archer, which was later sold along with the house to pay for S/Y Nirvana.
Torpedo man on submarine – “Kobben klassen”- Norwegian Navy
When boarding S/Y Nirvana, he is welcomed as a worthy memeber of the crew with a lick from “assistant commander” , Kivok.
Coast Fisher with drifting nets along the coast and netfishing in the Sogne Fjord
Has worked offshore as a geologist for more than 20 years all over the Norwegian shelf.
Sailed across the North Sea several times and to Svalbard through the Hinlopen strait twice when the attempt to sail around the island failed.
Sailed in Holland and sailed S/Y Nirvana to Norway without any interior fittings.
Holds a Coast Skipper Cl 2 lisence from 1981 which is now converted to Coast Skipper Cl B lisence .
Civil scuba-diving lisence.
Longliner, netfisher – Shetland, Faroe Isles, North Sea and the Barents Sea