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Sailing Summer 2020

Five Days in Kårehamn

Having spent a beautiful day on our sunny paradise beach, it was time to sail onwards. The weather forecasts were quite threatening, showing gale-force winds arriving the following day, so we set sail for shelter in the nearby fishing harbor of Kårehamn.

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Sailing Summer 2020

Paradise Beach

After quite a few happy and days on Gotland, it was time to once again take to the seas and sail onward. But where to?

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Summer 2020 Travel

Windy Visby

After two days of sailing from Turku to Visby (our longest non-stop trip yet!), we spent four days ashore. Here are some of the memories from our Gotland visit.

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Sailing Summer 2020

The Adventure Starts Here

It was the first evening of our summer vacation.

After having spent a long day getting ourselves and our belongings onto the boat, after casting off from our own harbor and waving farewell to Charlotte’s mother standing on the dock, and then, after just a few hours of relaxed sailing, we were at our first anchorage.

If measured in miles behind us, not very far from our home. Looking ahead, though, a whole summer’s worth of stories and adventures eagerly waiting for us make them happen.

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Summer 2020

First Weekend Out

Finally, it got warm enough to go out for a short weekend trip with the whole crew: Charlotte, the children, and Aiko the dog. It didn’t start out all that well, though.

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Hanse

Fire Hazard

In my previous post I emptied my batteries and discovered that I had a boat problem that I couldn’t safely or legally solve myself.

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Hanse Summer 2020

7.3 Volts

I woke up and (like I often do) opened my app to check that Charlotte (the boat) was where she was supposed to be. Hmm. No data? Weird.

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Data Hanse Sailing Data

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 (thank you!), and suggested I should check the calibration. So I did!

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Data Sailing Data Summer 2020

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 a better gear! In this post, I’ll share some data from a two-day solo sail I did this week.

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Sailing Summer 2020

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 so this year, obviously, but I had another good idea.