Sailboat Sänna

Blogs from our sailing vessel SV Sänna. Eastwards from England to New Zealand... & sailing circumnavigation.

08 June 2018 | La Paz to San Carlos, The Sea of Cortez, Mexico
30 May 2018 | Ensenada to La Paz, The Sea of Cortez, Mexico
04 May 2018 | Ensenada, Mexico.
16 April 2018 | Ensenada, Mexico
10 November 2017 | Ensenada, Mexico
30 October 2017 | San Francisco, California.
19 October 2017 | Port Townsend, Washington State.
04 September 2017 | Port Townsend, Washington State.
29 August 2017 | Chichagof Island, Southeast Alaska
20 August 2017 | Elfin Cove, Southeast Alaska
08 August 2017 | Dundas Bay, Icy Straits, Southeast Alaska
28 July 2017 | Hoonah, Southeast Alaska
25 July 2017 | Freshwater Bay, Chichagof Island, Southeast Alaska
02 July 2017 | Hoonah, Southeast Alaska
20 June 2017 | Hoonah, Southeast Alaska
16 June 2017 | Reid Inlet, Glacier Bay
30 May 2017 | Hoonah, Southeast Alaska
10 May 2017 | Hoonah, Southeast Alaska
06 April 2017 | Hoonah, Southeast Alaska

Jewel Across The Straits

06 June 2016 | Port Townsend
Marie
A long way from home

There's a harbour that's something special, we've heard it said. A small jewel just across the Straits not too far from this rather dismal Anacortes Private Marina where we're killing time right now, tied alongside fancy powerboats and their owners who don't know the sea. They call it Port Townsend and we've heard about it before, sometimes from a long way away. We've listened to good things, rumours about traditional wooden-crafted sailing boats and the Yankee hardcore free-spirit we know does exist, that professional grit and determination we've found in so many American sailors all over the Pacific. They sail in their strange double-ended sailboats, those canoe-sterned vessels that always seem to ride the biggest seas with amazing ease. We've usually got to know them well, adventurous die-hard nut-heads who tell unbelievable tales and who have yellowy crooked teeth that have not been straightened and whitened in the American way. They have that familiar far-off look in their eyes, that same strange misty gaze we've seen in mad-head Germans and arrogant Scandinavians, those stylishly weird French and wonderfully intrepid Italians... real sailors who don't care much for the wealthy owners of powerboats you find in places like Anacortes where rich boys rarely leave harbour. We know Morning Star is over there so we're heading for Port Townsend to see what's about.

There, we're told, we'll find real sailors who bow to the wind, sailing vessels that can cross the sea...
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Please visit our SV Sänna website for more details of our circumnavigation voyage from the UK. Also at www.facebook.com/SV.Sanna.
Vessel Name: Sänna
Vessel Make/Model: Ocean 50 (Bavaria)
Hailing Port: Poole UK
Crew: Dave & Marie Ungless
About:
We have sailed together for over ten years now, leaving the Mediterranean to head eastwards. Our destination was Australia and New Zealand which we achieved in 2012 before attempting a full round-the-world circumnavigation across the pacific and back to the UK. [...]
Extra: Sänna is a hybrid Bavaria Ocean 50, custom built for deep bue water ocean cruising. The build and re-fit specification is high and to date boasts over 56,000 miles of ocean cruising. For more information visit our main website at www.sanna-uk.com.
Home Page: http://www.sanna-uk.com
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