sailing vessel Sänna

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

11 September 2021 | Nottingham, England
11 August 2021 | No Location
25 June 2021 | England
30 April 2021 | Lockdown in England
14 April 2021 | Lockdown - Nottingham, England
31 March 2021 | Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk, England
09 March 2021 | Vista Mar, Panama
17 February 2021 | Sherwood, Nottingham, England
07 February 2021 | Sherwood, England
28 January 2021 | In national lockdown, Nottingham, England
28 December 2020 | Nottingham, England
20 October 2020 | Vista Mar, Panama
23 April 2020 | Vista Mar, Panama
08 March 2020 | Boca Chica, Panama
25 February 2020 | Curu Wildlife Refuge, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
17 February 2020 | Bahiá Ballena, Costa Rica
17 January 2020 | Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica
16 December 2019 | Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica
11 December 2019 | San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

An Extremely Close Call...

09 March 2021 | Vista Mar, Panama
Dave Ungless | Perfect sunshine weather
Photo: A hard daybreak emergency haulout...

Our grateful thanks to Ollie and his boys, the marina staff of Vista Mar and to Jacqui for saving Sänna from a near-sinking disaster, when a suddenly leaking thru-hull fitting threatened to flood the main cabin bilges and the whole boat. Ollie's keen eyes and quick thinking with extra pumps, a diver and a wooden bung graciously supplied by our good friend Bob onboard Singularity saved the day. Jacqui and Cesar arranged to quickly haul Sänna out of the water, a precarious high-tide crack-of-dawn exercise fraught with problems given Sänna's fifty-foot length.

Meanwhile, back in covid-ridden authoritarian misgoverned England, we ourselves were totally powerless to intervene...

Thanks to everyone involved.

More haulout images here.
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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 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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