The Voyage of 'S/V Röde Orm' - Sweden

Come on board and take part in our adventures while exploring the world at the slow pace of a sailing boat. We left in June 2009, heading south to escape the northern winter... to start with. Currently in Algarve/Portugal taking it one day at a time.

13 September 2010
11 September 2010 | Nantes, Bretagne-France
07 September 2010 | Bretagne (or Normandie?)
02 September 2010 | still the same...
31 August 2010 | Rezè- Bretagne (boat in Rio Guadiana)
09 August 2010 | Rezé//Bretagne//France
18 July 2010 | Clisson/La Sèvre
15 July 2010 | Nantes/ Brittany
14 July 2010 | Nantes/Bretagne/France
25 June 2010 | Gamleby- Sweden
05 June 2010 | Mértola// Minas San Domingo
27 May 2010 | Alcoutim
24 May 2010 | of the River
21 May 2010 | Alcoutim/Sanlucar
21 May 2010 | Alcoutim/Sanlucar
16 May 2010 | Alcoutim
10 May 2010 | Alcoutim/Sanlucar
30 April 2010 | Alcoutim-PT// Sanlucar- ES
24 April 2010 | Ayamonte - Andalucia - Spain

Waiting for the Wind to Veer

22 September 2007 | Kristianopel

21 September

A bit of rain, a bit of sunshine, a couple of doggy walks on shore, nothing much happened today as yu can see. Have a look at the newly shot pics and you'll agree that this is a fine place to take a breath and wait for the SW to decrease and then hopefully to veer.

22 September

I could carbon copy the lines above, except there actually was sunny, and even quite warm, all afternoon. Indian summer? I undertook a few of those hard works a cruising sailor has to do as I have previously informed you. The vane for the selfsteering system (wind vane) made of plywood broke a couple of days ago due to an uncontrolled jibe. As you can see on a picture, I drilled a new hole and turned it upside down. That will do for the rest of the trip. During the winter, I will make a few more of those to carry as spares. Sinc it's made ut of 6 mm ply it doesn't take mych force to break it.
I discovered that couple of the halyards had been fouled with the deck light on the mast and then got tangled up with each other. This must have happened when I motored the last half mile or so to this port. The seas were quite high as the wind speed, so the halyards were flying around a fair bit. With the mast steps though, it's an easy task to climb the mast and fix this. All in all these chores kept me busy for half an hour or thereabout. This sure is a tough job. As a bonus I was invited for a Calvados to a neighbouring yacht here afterwards. Do I really want to leave this place at all?
Vessel Name: Röde Orm
Vessel Make/Model: Laurin 32 ketch built in 1965
Hailing Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
Crew: Magnus & Isabelle
MAGNUS, Swedish skipper. Navigation teacher and a Commercial Yachtmaster. After many years of dreaming, recently sold off his business since over 20 years. Left swedish waters in June 2009 and hasn't yet looked back ISABELLE, Born in Brittany/France & First Mate. [...]
During 2008 we cruised during two and a half months in the Baltic Sea as covered in the older posts on this blog together with Magnus's 2007 cruise to 66 degrees North in the Baltic Sea. During this spring of 2009 we completed an extensive exterior refit of Röde Orm, and untied the docking [...]
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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden