Category Archives: North Atlantic

Our voyage over the north Atlantic

Hallberg-Rassy – Ellös, Sweden

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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , ,

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coast: Baltimore to Galway

Some people say we are bold (or crazy) to sail across oceans. However, coastal sailing is a different challenge. There are strong currents and tides to consider, weather from the wrong direction, deadlines to reach anchorages before nightfall, and most … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Nth Atlantic – Azores to Ireland, Arrival 10 July 2017

The last leg of any voyage is typically a race to reach harbour before dark, or to slow down to arrive in daylight hours. The latter was the case for us. Sunday was almost perfect sailing conditions. The morning sky … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , ,

Nth Atlantic – Azores to Ireland, 8 July 2017

The grib files for this area haven’t been as reliable as previous voyages. The North Atlantic weather patterns are more changeable than say the South Atlantic, as they are influenced by weather coming across from the U.S. and along the … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , ,

Nth Atlantic – Azores to Ireland, 5 July 2017

Already halfway into our trip; it’s so much shorter than the last voyage! Out here, sounds of jars tinkling, wood creaking, blocks straining, wind generator whirring, and blue ocean slapping against the hull are familiar. Although the ocean is colder … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , ,