Apr 19, 2011

Season 2010

Denmark-Finland

The season 2010 was first with a new boat, so it was about moving down the learning curve and getting familiar with the characteristics of the boat. In May 2010 we flew to Denmark to pick up the boat and sailed her to Finland. It took 10 days from Svendborg (Funen) to Mariehamn, where we had to leave the boat for a week. We were quite unlucky with the weather and after Bornholm we had mostly headwind or no-wind at all. So it was motoring through Kalmarsund and all the way to Nynäshamn.  

Our route from Svendborg to Turku
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Destination Gotland (June/July)

My main summertrip started June 26th towards Gotland. The whole trip was single-handed sailing and the Windpilot Pacific -windvane was installed for the journey. The windvane was put on a real test on a two and a half days beating from Aspö to Visby, when it was steering almost all the time and did a perfect job. I stayed in Visby for two nights and then motored to Fårosund in northeastern Gotland. Beautiful island of Fåro (NE of Gotland) is definitely worth seeing!
 
Sun is rising again after short night of the north. Bound for Visby

Medieval city of Visby. Sun, sea and +25deg - you could easily imagine being somewhere in Greece...

Beach Boulevard in Visby 

Fåro is a remote island NE of Gotland. Beautiful beaches on eastern coast.
Fårö lighthouse is 30m high and located easternmost tip of Fårö
Langhammar (NW-side of Fårö) feature rocky beaches with the Ice Age stone monoliths known as rauks. Langhammar was the setting for Ingmar Bergman's film Through a Glass Darkly.

The return journey from Fårosund to Lökholmen (Sandhamn) was downwind sailing in perfect weather conditions. From there I continued through Stockholm archipelago to Åland, where I was joined by my father to sail the boat to Kustavi. Rest of the Summer was spent cruising in the archipelago of Turku and Åland.
/Antti

Beautiful sunset of the Northern Baltic Sea:





 More photos in my Picasa album.

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