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

A little leap to the Blekinge Archipelago

24 September 2007 | Arp
23 September

A Sunday with beautiful weather and hardly any wind, made all the 'landlubbers' invade the port. Bikers, icecream-eaters of all kinds etcetera. I almost began walking around with my hat to collect entrance, like a I was an ape at a zoo or something. Then in the afternoon a 60 ft schooner came and tied up to the dock. Believe me or not, but about 20 kids singing religious songs invaded the dock. Discreetely, I took shelter below decks and an hour later they were all gone, much to everyone's relief. I invited Sven-Erik for a whisky in the early evening. This is about how exciting (very pleasent though!) this day was. I'd really like to leave tomorrow. NE winds 22-32 knots are predictedfor Wednesday-Friday. This could provide me with a perfect ride south around 'cape' Sandhammaren and then west to the Falsterbo canal.

24 September

I untied those dock lines (admit it can be hard at times...) at 8.30am and motored in the calm, quiet and sunny morning for an hour. The predicted light southerly breeze came, and I was eager to set sail again. It came out luckily. I just managed to steer 220 degrees close-hauled, which was the exact heading to Ungskr,where I turned west in the route between this island and Utlngan, further south. A lazy broad reach in 15 knots of wind pushed me on to the island of Arp, where I stayed for the night. I intend to enjoy a cuple of days in this little archipelago, while I wait for the NE wind to arrive. I consider this day as a lovely bonus, sailing in sun and light winds.
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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