The Naked Sailor

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...

Sorry for the Spam!

A few days ago I moved the whole blog from our old hosting provider to a new and faster one. During this, I apparently accidentally sent out a whole bunch...

Hanse Warranty Issues

A commonly held view in the sailing community, I believe, is that brand new boats are riddled with kinks and problems. Therefore, better to buy them second-hand, a couple of...

Hanse 388 Speed and Polars

So, how fast does our Hanse 388 go? This summer, we gathered over twenty million data points to compare our sailing speeds with what HanseYachts’ marketing material had promised. Here...

FAQ About Hanse 388 Options

I’ve received quite a few emails (from all over the world!) from people who are interested in buying a Hanse 388. Some are in the “we’re thinking about it” stage,...

Buying vs Chartering a Sailboat

For over a year now, I’ve kept a detailed cost log for our yacht project. There are two questions I’ve tried to find answers to. Firstly, what does sailing a...