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

A day of flying the Iron Genny

02 August 2008 | Lehtma port; Hiiumaa (Dag) Estonia
A sunny, hot day almost calm. Seven hours of motoring added with 2,5 hours of fine fore-reaching in the evening
made it possible to get into the little port of Lehtma at the N point of Hiiumaa. A long breakwater stretching to SE is wat it is. Coastal freighters alongside at the outer part of the pier, than a Pilot boat, one or two fishing vessels, two Coast Guard boats, and then closest to shore 10 mooring bouys for pleasure boats. A Beneteau 50 flying a Latvian ensign and apparently a charter boat was docked here when we arrived. Aparrt from the sevice building with shower and toilet, there is nothing. 13 km to the nearest village and provisioning facilities.

Well, we are still carrying enough provisons for weeks, and intended to get a 'fresh' weather forecast here and then take off for Finland. In all honesty, I must confess to being fed up with this cruising ground by now. Some 20?'? in Harbour fee every night drains our kitty, obviously, but we are also missing the sweet life among the anchorqges that are so common in Finland and Sweden. The shallow and rocky waters along the shores combined with quite poor charts makes anchorages few and far between. A couple of Finnish sailors who has been cruising in Estonia several times verified that there is difficult to find a good anchorage here.
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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 [...]
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