May 13, 2013

A New Home Port!

For this season, Dolphin Dance has a new home port as we got a berth for this summer from a marina located in Hirvensalo. The main reason for changing to a new harbour is getting closer to the main sailing areas of the Archipelago Sea. The marina is located only about a nautical mile from the Airisto fjard, so this reduces significantly the motoring time out of the harbour. From our previous home port, closer to the Turku city center, there was almost an hour of motoring along a narrow channel before reaching wider sea areas.

The new harbour is located only a twenty minutes drive away from our home, which is good news when one has to work on a boat or check that everything is ok. We are also keen to make shorter evening/day sailing trips this year, as the sailing grounds are more accessible.
/Antti


New berth with fingers on both sides.




6 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new marina! Having had a berth earlier in Porvoo, I know what you mean with motoring... We are a bit spoiled in Helsinki in that sense, you can hoist sails as soon as you clear the breakwater.

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  2. It would be the year of the new home ports :) We just got a first hand contarct in Björlanda Kile, so we just moved from one side of the harbor to the other side, but now it is "ours" :)
    Congrat for your new place! :)

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  3. Congrats and have nice evening trips. As Timo said we are quite spoiled here. But no islands to protect from the waves.

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  4. Thanks guys! We are looking forward those evening sailings! On previous years I have not really seen a point of going sailing for two hours, when you have to motor for 1,5 hours!

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  5. That is a great idea! Congrats for the new home and new scenery. :)

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It would be very great to hear your opinion or comments. Thank you in advance for commenting! -Antti & Minna