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

Decided to Sail to Dirham to gain some time... - and Money

05 August 2008 | Lehtma
Later in the afternoon, The Yanmar agent called Ekstrm BTW, and i branch office of an old Finnish company, and spread some light over the situation. When I first told him a suspected the engine to be filled with water he spontaneously said -'Oh, shit!'. Now he said, that the positive side of the mishap, was that I never ran the engine after the cooiling water made entry to the cylinders. Instead of bent valves and maybe more, he now suggested that it just might be the head gaxket and a few more minor seals that needed replacement.

He were to order the necessary parts from Holland (the European warehouse for Yanmar parts), recieve those on Thursday, (today is Monday) and be able to send a machanic over on Friday.

Now I got an idea, that I thought would be very bright.

For the mechanic to get frm Tallinn to Lehtma, he would first have to drive for an hour and a half, then take a ferry for another hour or more and lastly drive an hour more. That would obviously take the major part of his working day, and as a result cost me a lot of gold, so this is what came to my mind:

The forecast is ''promising us ' a Notherly wind 2-10 knots tomorrow then decreasing and veering to south the day after. Since it is 25 miles to Dirham port on the mainland, and the heading to get there approx. 80 degrees, we should be able to sail there. Upon a look in a *Pilot book for Estonia' the harbour looked pretty easy to sail into and even dock under sail only. A leading line into the harbour of 170 degrees, then turn SB round the head of the breakwater and simly going alongside it on the sheltered southern side.

So, we went to bed early to get going in the morning
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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