Jul 30, 2016

Sailing from Åland to Kustavi

The last night in Åland: it was nice to visit beautiful Kumlinge Remmarhamn after a few years. 

Very Ålandic scenery in Kumlinge

Sailing to Kustavi: the only rainy day at the sea. Fortunately the rain lasted only a couple of hours.

After the rain, we got one of the best sailing legs of the season while broadreaching in fresh southeasterly wind along the Kihti fjard. 

Moored on our cruising club's base in Kustavi. The pier is located on a small rock.

Our Tour de Åland ended up in mid-July and we left the boat to in Northern Kustavi for a few days. After a couple of days at work, we headed back to the sea on Sunday the 17th of July. 

We had a late start, but decided to take an advantage of good southerly winds and long daylight and take a course towards north to Bothnian Sea. 

Jul 17, 2016

Sailing around Åland

The main sailing trip of the season 2016 took us to the Åland islands and we actually ended up sailing clockwise around the main island. Although I have visited Åland every year since 2008, I have never really sailed around the main island so it was nice to spent more time in the different parts of the Åland islands, which is definitely among the best cruising areas in Europe (if not in the world) in my opinion.

Our initial plan was actually to sail across the Åland Sea over to the Stockholm Archipelago, but the winds were not favourable during our first holiday week for this leg so due to the tight timetable, we decided to take more relaxed schedule and go with the wind instead.

Here are some photos from Åland. More up-to-date photos can be found from our Instagram or Facebook.

Käringsundet, Eckerö

Strong northerly winds kept us in HavsVidden for two nights