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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.
Winter Weekend trip abroad
02/11/2008, Falsterbo-Dragr-Falsterbo

Nothing much happens during the winter season here, but this weekend saw us make a little trip to a foreign country. That is the 15 or so miles to Dragr, Denmark. Sunny and a very light breeze, just about enough to keep us moving at 3-4 knots.

A dinner at a Brasserie in Dragr and a good night's sleep in the boat. 5-10 knots of wind on the beam and some sun on the trip back, too.

More pics at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9218039@N06/

Happy Holidays
too darn cold for sailing!
12/21/2007, Skanr

Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year to everyone known in the sailing community. Fair winds and following seas and cold beer in every port...

A Sum Up of 2468 miles at sea
10/12/2007, Falsterbo

Almost 2500 nautical miles on the GPS during a four month cruise.

I'd like to share a few random thoughts here with a perspective from two weeks onshore after completion of the voyage.

2500 miles divided in 120 days equals 21 miles/day. So what did I actually DO all those days, when I didn't sail?

-I haven't got an idea. A few of them I was at anchor due to no wind, or too strong winds (from the wrong direction i e)and a few more kept me busy exploring on shore. Apart from that I just don't know.

2500 miles in four months equals 7500 miles in a year. Actually that's more than the average full time cruising sailor travels per year.

2500 miles is roughly equivalent to an Atlantic crossing east to west from the Canaries to the Caribbean. Without any comparisons otherwise, I do believe I've seen and visited a few more interesting places en route.
When playing with figures, a straight line from the hauling port of Pukavik to Tre and back to Falsterbo is approx. 1500 miles, so I sure have zig-zaged a fair bit.
I motored a total of 85 hours or approximately 400 miles or 16 % of the total distance.
I weathered 5-6 gales, all except 2 at harbour or anchor. All in all, calms are (as always) more frequent then gales and I have experienced a fair bit of very light winds, with boat speed in the range of 2-4 knots.

Did I get fed up with sailing? -Unfortunately not. On the contrary, I have come to realize that this lifestyle is for me to stick to, in the foreseeable future. Hence I am going to spend the winter selling off my house and other shore-bound belongings and take off on an open-ended cruise starting in the summer of 2008.

There will be more to come...

Sweet Sunday Afternoon sail
10/07/2007, Falsterbo

Sunny, and a light Westerly breeze. Crispy/chilly but really sweet, no sweat, little afternoon sail.

A couple of hours northbound and then back, coffee and cake.

Sanna, Felix and Annie onboard plus skipper. Myra the crew dog spent a free watch on shore.

Over and out

A Boat Move of 1,5 mile
10/01/2007, Falsterbo Canal

Yesterday, we moved the boat under the opening bridge. From 1 Oct and for two weeks the bridge will not be in working order due to maintenance.
Rde Orm is tied up north of the canal now in the guest harbour there, awaiting the final 15 miles to Malm, where she will be moored during the upcoming winter.

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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
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