All posts by: nakedsailor

Calibrating Heading

Last week, during my fun solo sail from Finland to Åland and back, I had some issues with engaging the autopilot. Regular commentator and Hanse 385 owner Stuart chimed in... Read More

Hanse 388 Performance 2.0

Last year I wrote a post summing up our first season sailing performance. Now, a couple of months into our second season, I think it’s clear that we’ve already found... Read More

Happy Wappu!

In Finland, among quite a few places, 1 May and the eve before are celebrated loudly and merrily, in big crowds, and with a neverending amount of sparkling wine. Not... Read More

We’re Flying!

We just came back from two days of (Happy Easter!) sailing with J and O. This time we tried our best to optimize the sailing performance, and the results were... Read More

Some Videos

Last weekend, it was still too cold and also a bit too windy to go out sailing with the family. I played around with some other things, though!... Read More

While There Is Wind

So, what do you do with your sailing blog when the whole world— I and our family included, obviously— is in the middle of a pandemic outbreak of a virus?... Read More

Wind Polars

Sailboat polar diagrams usually tell us what the boatspeed will be, based on wind speed and angle. I thought it would be nice to flip it the other way: if... Read More

That Heeling Feeling

One slightly frustrating part of sailing– at least with monohulls!– is when the boat is deeply tilted over to one side or the other. It looks cool in pictures (“oh... Read More

Upgrade to Season 2.0

With our heads held high and our second season nigh*), here are some things we are thinking about getting to our dear sailboat before next summer. *) Needed something to... Read More

First Draft of Season Two

Winter is a good time to plan for next summer. It is great fun to make big and daring plans, but the recipe for success, I believe, is to be... Read More