Category Archives: 2017

Each year Hallberg-Rassy hosts an Open Yard for sailors and dreamers at Ellös on the island of Orust on the west coast of Sweden. Now in its 25th year, it’s the largest sailboat show in Scandinavia offering the chance to … Continue reading

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I’m dreaming of a white…?

…a white beach actually! But it looks like we could have a white Christmas! As a final post for the year, I thought I’d look back on this year’s voyages and below are some of my favourite pics from 2017. … Continue reading

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A break in the weather, blue sky and favourable winds, was all we needed to depart Holyhead. Ahead of us was a chilly two day sail south through the Irish Sea so we made sure we had our winter woollies … Continue reading

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As we sail around the world, home is wherever we drop our anchor. Along the way we, like sailors of old, tend to pick up little bits of the local vernacular; in the Caribbean, it’s customary to greet with a … Continue reading

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The sailing distance from Belfast to Dublin is around 105nm. With a light south-westerly breeze, we decided to make the most of the calmer weather and sail directly to Dublin. A strong southerly wind was forecast the following afternoon so … Continue reading

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