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

Waiting for the diagnosis

04 August 2008 | Lehtma
I met the Tug Boat Guy as soon as I stepped up on the dock. The yard had no time for my little vessel and he advised me to 'sail back home' and do repairs there. That is obviously ONE option. Labour are cheaper here than in Sweden or Finland though, and since I am not skilled enough to do this repair myself, I think it could as well be done here ASAP.

Phoned my insurance company in Sweden, and as I already knew, the engine is not covered, and since it is built in '82 this could never be the case anyway. The insurence, however, does cover the expense for a tow to the nearest Authorized Yanmar workshop, and they helped me finding the name of it. This turned out to be a company in the capital of Tallinn, some 70 miles from here.

After a phone convesation with them - and thank G-D they spoke English - and to be 100 % sure of the magnitude of the damage, I disassembled the injectors and turned the ignition key. A solid and sad fountain of water from them.

What more to say, except the mood on board Rde Orm actually HAS been better.
Vessel Name: Röde Orm
Vessel Make/Model: Laurin 32 ketch built in 1965
Hailing Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
Crew: Magnus & Isabelle
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. [...]
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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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden