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

The Death of an Engine

15 August 2008 | Dirham, Estonia N 59 12,7 E 23 30,2
Long story short:

After quite imposing attempts to save the life of our old 'Yanne', the 30 hp Yanmar 3 HM from 1982, Hendrick the diesel mechanic, and myself had to realize that Yanne's days were sadly gone.

The 'autopsy' revealed that indeed there was a lot more than the external parts that were corroded.

Now, it turned out that there were a motor in the warehouse of the Finnish parent company to Ekstrm here in Estonia. A brand new Yanmar 3YM 30 hp. And on MOnday it could be shipped to Talinn. If averything, for once, should work out as planned, e could still be on our way to Finland by next Saturday or so...

Hendrik and we has become good friends by now, and he was kind enough to invite us to his home in Tallinn for the week-end. A nice change for us, to see the capital of Estonia instead of this tinyharbour day in day out.

By 10pm we were on our way at 35-40 knots on the road, listening to Estonian Radiio Chanels.
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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