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Kygo is our new goodwill ambassador

6 months ago
Written by Ronald Toppe
Statsraad Lehmkuhl > Kygo is our new goodwill ambassador

Kygo is our new goodwill ambassador

6 months agoStatsraad Lehmkuhl
Written by Ronald Toppe
Kygo Photo: Hanna Thevik

The artist Kygo is currently sailing around Cape Horn on Statsraad Lehmkuhl. - The ocean is very important for a sustainable future. We have got to take care of it. I want to use my platform to be able to spread the message to as many people as possible, he says.

Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as the artist Kygo, is one of the fellow sailors on board Statsraad Lehmkuhl. The ship sailed around Cape Horn in the beginning of April, in a strong gale.

- It was a crazy experience. A lot of fun. It was challenging. We had a lot of authentic Cape Horn-weather, which was perfect, he says, soaking wet and smiling.

Spread the message

Kygo has agreed to be a goodwill ambassador for Statsraad Lehmkuhl and the One Ocean Expedition.

- The ocean is very important for a sustainable future. We have got to take care of it. I want to use my platform to be able to spread the message to as many people as possible, says Kygo.

Haakon Vatle. Photo: Hanna Thevik
Haakon Vatle. Photo: Hanna Thevik

Haakon Vatle, expedition leader and director of the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation, is very pleased with his commitment.

- Kygo is one of the world's most famous artists, with many millions of followers on various streaming platforms and on social media. He is also a very important ambassador because he reaches the younger generation, taking over after us.

Close together

Being on board Statsraad Lehmkuhl is more than waves, wind and a slanting deck. It is also a social experience, living close together, sleeping shoulder to shoulder in hammocks, and grabbing ropes when the sails are adjusted.

Kygo sailing around Cape Horn. Photo: Hanna Thevik
Kygo sailing around Cape Horn. Photo: Hanna Thevik

- I like it. I feel like I definitely stay very close to people. You live on top of each other. It's been a long time. I have to go back 10-12 years when I was doing my military service, since I lived that close to people. It is definitely something different., says Kygo.

Below is his message, filmed in the waters around Cape Horn.

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The One Ocean Expedition is a circumnavigation by the Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl. We aim to to share knowledge about the crucial role of the ocean for a sustainable development in a global perspective.

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