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A little update on our current situation and what a cracking sail we had coming back in today
10 days ago
In this tech episode we show a little of how we winterised Aurora last year. This included taking the batons out of the sails, taking the sails down, preparations inside, cleaning the sails and finally drying them. Hope you can take something away from it. All the best, Chris and Tanja
1 month ago
This is the best sail we have ever been on, it was absolutely stunning. It's also the best sailing drone footage we have shot. In the one we sail from Utö in Finland across the Baltic and in towards Stockholm. The nigth sail can sometimes be exhausting but sometimes you can be rewarded with fantastic sunsets, amazing night skies and sunrises also. There were a few hairy moments in the night avoid shipping traffic but that's all part of the fun I guess. So that's it for 2019, and we are excited to start a new season of sailing very soon. We hope you are all safe, cheers, ,Chris and Tanja
1 month ago
Utö, Finland is such a beautiful island, we felt we had to show you it. Not much sailing in this one, just enjoy the beautiful nature and scenery. M/S Estonia mayday radio recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5tbah19qo8 Have a great Easter guys, cheers, Chris and Tanja
1 month ago
In this episode we sail out next to a ferry, exciting in a bad way :) Staying at the same anchorage in Själö seems like a great idea so we do that. Next day we head south in preparation for the crossing back to Stockholm, it was a great sail down there even if we did get slowly beaten by another sailor :)
1 month ago
Hi guys, a few days ago we got an email informing us that the charter company no longer want's any of it's boats listed in the company. What this means for us is that we have to pay the VAT on the boat in Sweden or find a way to keep the boat VAT free. Unfortunately we did not plan for this at this time as we expected the boat to come out of charter in 5 years and then we would pay the VAT. To cut a long story short if we cannot find the VAT money, which in Sweden is 25% of the boat value as it is now, we will be forced to sell the boat. Let's hope we can raise the money.
2 months ago
In this episode we head into Turku, “crash” a wedding and have a great night on the town. Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to Sara and Nickolai as they have to head back to Denmark and we begin our journey back towards Sweden. I also share some tips and tricks with docking, let me know if you agree or disagree in the comments. Hope your weekend is going well. All the best, Chris and Tanja
2 months ago
In this episode we sail from Glada laxen to Själö just south of Turku, Finland. We had a fantastic sail over there reaching speeds of 9 knots. Nickolai caught 2 Perch fish, which we ate for breakfast, I try to setup a snubber and I fail slightly. Editing this one reminds me of a great summer and awesome times when we were sailing over there. Have a great weekend! Cheers, Chris and Tanja
2 months ago
In this week episode we spend time in Glada Laxen, Åland, which literally translates to “The Happy Salmon”. The old coastguard station turns out to be a really really nice place to sail to and we can highly recommend going here. While are there, I get time to clean the bottom of the boat, which turns out to be obit of a mission and the girls get some free diving practice, good times.
3 months ago
In this Episode, we leave Mariehamn and more or less immediately run aground, what fun. After navigating through a small channel with a lifting bridge we discover the beauty of Åland with practically no boat around. After finding a deserted anchorage we relax and watch the sunset. Editing this one is a lot of fun, it brings back a lot of great memories with a lot of good humour.
3 months ago
This week Sara and Nickolai join us and we head out to Åland. We were really looking forward to this trip but were also a little nervous. First stop is Arhoma and then we make the crossing over to Mariehamn, Åland.
4 months ago
We explore the main island of Björkskär, and Tanja learns NOT to fall into stinging nettles - Ouchhh! In Sandhamn (part 3) we got a tip on a new place and decide to go and check it out on our way pack. Träskö turns out to be amazing, no surprise, it also has a sauna which definitely is a part of Träskö quickly becoming one of our new favourite islands to visit. As a tradition the trip home becomes a race for Chris, who is not happy being over taken by a Bavaria. Winning the race or not, we had a great first full week of holiday on our boat, found new places to go and made new friendships. MUSIC: Luna Wave - Oceans Besitos - Timothy Infinite If You Go - Wildflowers Mi-Lo - Smith The Mister Generic - Ocean Generic - Manta Rays By My Side - Emerson Year OBOY - Race Cheers, Chris and Tanja
4 months ago
In this third part episode of our holiday we end up going to Sandhamn and having a bit of a party night. In Sandhamn they are preparing for the Swedish Championship regatta, which we almost end up in the middle of when we leave. We head out to open water and revisit Björkskär, and Chris discovers the horrible state of the bottom of our boat and the shoking effect (or should we say no effect) of our anti-fauling.
5 months ago
In this episode we go into.a little more detail on anchoring in the Swedish archipelago and Swedish saunas. We don’t sail very far from Säck when sailing to Ostholmen, a beautiful place to go with the boat. Not so much sailing in this one, but we hope it’s fun to watch anyways and there is something to take from it. We hope you have a good Christmas All the best, Chris and Tanja
5 months ago
During the start of August we got our first sailing holiday on our much loved boat. First we head off to our favourite place - Säck…. again, sorry for that but new places up and coming don’t you worry. I have to fix the shower hose, figure out where all of the water ir going in the boat and have a good moan about it again :) Finally, we have some fun in the woods, happy days. I started off this holiday without really filming a great deal but that’s sometimes just how it goes. Hope you are enjoying December and Christmas so far, all the best, Chris and Tanja
5 months ago
I found this footage the other day and thought I would put something together as it brings back great memories of the summer, things have been pretty dark and gloomy over the last few weeks in Stockholm. I hope you enjoy guys, going to start editing our summer holiday on the boat now. Cheers, Chris and Tanja
5 months ago
If there is one thing I know about the boating world, it’s dinghies, RIB’s, tenders, whatever you want to call them. In this tech episode we look at different tenders and buy one. I talk about dinghies, what to look for, what will be the most fun and most practical also. I also filmed a good view of the front platform as well. I have had a lot of comments and questions on this one Link for bowsprit / Pek https://www.batsystem.se/products/pb120/
6 months ago
In this episode I show you how I repaired the fibreglass bow damage with epoxy resin, tried to fix a toilet leak and found a ridiculous amount of space this is inaccessible in the bottom of the hull. Some potential problems are discussed and also fixes. Hope it's useful, cheers, Chris and Tanja
7 months ago
Hi guys, Yes it’s a long one I know, but hope you find it nice to watch. Don't worry it's not as dramatic as it sounds :) In this episode we head to a closer, more local place called Napoleonsviken, where unfortunately we crash the boat. It’s usually a nice little bay near to Stockholm, and that’s exactly the reason why it get’s crowded. Link for the Crepeboat (Madam Flod Boat), you can check out where they are going here: https://www.facebook.com/Madamflodboat/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDFWwj6wVCr6qMCgJQXdC_e4mbI7QLxoVLbv1Fww8zzpX1cZD9n3JvCFLfw34c1CKNgBkqTfNYa7fJ- All the best, Chris and Tanja
7 months ago
Hi guys, no sailing in this episode, but we are on the water at least. This is a quick tour around a small part of Stockholm where we live. If you haven’t tried SUP boarding, give it a go, I (Chris) didn’t really see the point of it at first but turns out it’s a lot of fun, doing some great exercise. Could be the perfect supplement to your cruising boat. This was one of our afterwork paddle board outings, we really try to enjoy the short Swedish summer for as long as it lasts. Hope you enjoy, cheers, Chris and Tanja PS. More sailing will come in the next episode :) I think we just like to share anything we are doing on the water The paddle boards we are using in this video are from Red Paddle. We are not sponsored by them in any way, just sharing good products. https://redpaddleco.com/en-gb/product/113-sport/#configuration
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