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 Lithuania!?

09 July 2008 | on the water
We were planning to make a three day 300 miles crossing to Klaipeda in Lithuania and set off in a fresh SW breeze. The wind increased during the afternoon and for whatever reason neither of us could get any decent sleep during our off-watch. Around midnight when I was on watch hte seastate became so choppy and cinfused that I made a decision to change course. At this point we were a couple of miles NW of Bornholm, the Danish island in the southern Baltic, nad instead of our previous course of 78 degrees, I jibed and continued at 45 degrees towards the SE point of the Blekinge Archipelago.

From there we would have more options. Either continue to Klaipeda at 92 degrees or go to the eastern coast of Gotland at approximately 45 deg or go up in the Kalmar strait.

We arrived at the most SE part of Karlskrona skrgrd in the afternoon and moored in shelter from the sea on the northern side of the tiny island named Flakskr. The Swedish Cruising Association, SXK, has a mooring bouy here free to use for it's members. A night of deep dreamless sleep left us in fine shape in the morning and we went on in a light SW breeze under full sails this time towards Klaipeda, 180 miles to the east.
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Vessel Name: Röde Orm
Vessel Make/Model: Laurin 32 ketch built in 1965
Hailing Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
Crew: Magnus & Isabelle
About:
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. [...]
Extra:
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 [...]
Home Page: www.sailblogs.com/member/rodeorm
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