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

To Run in a dead calm

31 July 2008 | Run; situated in the centre of The Bight of Riga
We arrived at 11PM, in the dark, starry and warm night. decided to anchor a mile outside the port. The weather was dead calm, so we falled a sleep to the slowly rockng motion of the boat in the gentle swells.

Dead calm in the morning too. After some 'fixing and tinkering' with the engine and some dry lube in the rigging at 11 AM, we felt ready to make our entry. Making jokes about 're-claiming the island for Sweden we came into the fancy, brand new marina. Built last year with funds from the European Union the slips were almost shiny. 20 guest berths, showers and a sauna (unfortunately too warm for me to even think of trying it out)

The island itself has 60 year-round inhabitants. 3 times as many during the summer. Swedish people were living here from at least the 13th century and to the WW 2. All names are still in Swedish and in the church, built 1644, everything was in swedish too.

Beautiful, a bit sleepy island with some very nice houses recently built in the traditional style.

Look at the footage here:

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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