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

At Anchor

05 July 2009 | Bembridge - Isle of Wight
Pretty sunny and the wind is picking up from SW. A small and comparately weak Low will pass over the British Isles the next couple of days. At this moment it looks like we could have a good weather window starting on Thursday for the leap around the infamous waters surrounding Ile d'Oessant (Ushant) and the western point of Bretagne/Brittany.

This suits us just fine, since we would like to explore Isle of Wight a bit closer.

After the usual chores before taking off from harbour/marina, consisting of going provisioning (buying grocerys) equipped with backpacks, topping the boat's tank of fresh water etc. we took off around 3 PM on the last outgoing tide. We didn't even bother to set sail for the 3,5 mile trip across The Solent to Priory Bay just outside Bembridge - Isle of Wight - where we anchored a bit closer to shore than last time. Seasoned Solent Sailors by now obviously. Given that it is Sunday and sunny there were 15-20 boats at anchor here, most of them left when the tide turned in the afternoon, for another working week I guess.

We had a quiet evening just the two of us catching up on some writing and reading.
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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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