Avannaq 2011 is sailing to Greenland

Published on 19.05.2011 - Avannaq 2011

The blessing of Avannaq by Minister Ludvig Fleischer from Uummannaq

The blessing of Avannaq by Minister Ludvig Fleischer from Uummannaq

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We begin our blog "Avannaq 2011" with pictures taken during the gathering to celebrate the twining between Uummannaq and Granville. Please go to our Gallery section.


49°22' N / 03°37' W : Half way though the english Channel, weather conditions are OK.


This has been a week with unforgettable festivities. A delegation from Greenland with 31 Greenlanders from Qaasuitsup town (North of Greenland) was received by the Granville twining committee.

May 9th to May 15th were packed with exciting conferences, trading, film projections, concerts, exhibitions and cultural exchanges that will lead the way to a promising future for both adults and children alike.

The coincidental landing of the "Marité", last fishing boat in sailing condition of its kind in France appeared as a true omen to our guests from Greenland as it majestically greeted the Avannaq a few hours before her departure.

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