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5 days ago

… barnacles! I just received some whatsapp pictures from the nice person at our winter storage place. They had lifted our dear Hanse yacht out of the water, and then looked at its bottom in disbelief. “No so great,” he texted me. Barnacle Gallery What Had Happened? I sent over an email to our Hanse […]

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25 days ago

So, we got our lovely new Hanse yacht, and we did spend a good part of last summer sailing together. But how did it go? Was this to be our first and last summer of sailing, or will the story continue? 1300 Miles A short recap of where we went and what we did. Our […]

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27 days ago

After our July summer vacation, unfortunately we didn’t use our yacht that much. We had a big (and exhausting) moving project in August. September was filled with work. And after that, the weather started turning a bit against us. Cold to freezing temperatures, high winds and too much rain. Still, most days I was trying […]

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1 month ago

Since I was about eight years old, one of my hobbies has been to code, to make computer programs. I love the creative process, and also the off chance of finding some new ways of piecing old puzzles together. This post is about my small “digital logbook” coding project. Opening the Logbook You can jump […]

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1 month ago

In this post, I will take a look at the two aft cabins in our Hanse 388. Two Cabins Or One? The base Hanse 388 comes with only one aft cabin, on the port side. Where the starboard cabin would be, in the standard version there is a large storage place. Considering all the “stuff” […]

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2 months ago

In the third post of the “Every Nook and Cranny” series we’ll jump straight into the master cabin of our Hanse 388. Or “our bedroom”, as we like to call it. With or Without a Toilet The master cabin can be ordered either with a toilet of its own (storage space only on port side), […]

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2 months ago

Earlier on, I started a series of posts with the intention of describing our Hanse 388 in a bit more detail than what you get from the official marketing documentation. The first post was called Hanse 388 — Every Nook and Cranny, and here’s number two, continuing the deck storage theme. Deck Storage There are […]

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2 months ago

Tallinn and Estonia had been wonderful, but it was time to head back to Finland. We were about one hundred forty nautical miles from our home, and we gathered it would take us about four daysails to get there. Hi-yo, Silver! Away! (or should it be “Golden“?) Fuel Stations NEVER Work I had scouted Pirita Harbour‘s […]

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2 months ago

Last weekend we had the wonderful opportunity to go for a short trip to England to celebrate Charlotte’s birthday. We stopped by “Britain’s Biggest & Best Boat Festival”, the Southampton Boat Show, as well. To find our next dream boat, maybe, some years down the road. But also, with some freshly acquired experience of our […]

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2 months ago

Matt sent over a good question about what it’s really, honestly like to sail on our Hanse 388 with children aboard (“realistically, how organized can it be?”). I started to write down a few thoughts, but there were so many that I decided to write a blog post instead. Now, this is not a post […]

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2 months ago

Two days and two nights of sailing, and we were finally at our destination: Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Our boat safely parked in the Pirita neighbourhood, it was now time to enjoy land to the fullest. Pirita After some well deserved sleep, all of us went to stroll around in the Pirita area. The […]

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3 months ago

It was a bit before eight in the morning. We were blessed with clear skies and beautiful sunshine. I woke Charlotte up to help me get us politely reversed away from the Kyrkogården pier, and then we were off. Next destination: the open seas and our biggest adventure yet. The Plan The plan had actually […]

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3 months ago

After a nice evening of water activities (in quite warm water!) we set off in the morning, once again. This time, though, I was the only one who knew our destination. (I love to surprise people! Whenever I can, I try!) So, before, on our way out from Stockholm, we had passed a fortress called […]

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3 months ago

After a few days and nights in Stockholm, it was time to move on. One problem, though: our pre-planning had ended with reaching the capital of Sweden, so now we had no idea where to go. After having looked at all the charts and flipped through the harbor guide for the tenth time, I got […]

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3 months ago

One week and one hundred and seventy miles into our sailing vacation, we had arrived in the capital of Sweden, cool Stockholm. It did feel like an accomplishment of sorts, so with a bit of humble pride in our hearts, we stepped ashore to enjoy the city. Allsång på Skansen Allsång på Skansen (Sing-along at […]

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4 months ago

The Söderarm lighthouse island was a cool touchdown in Sweden. We were all eager to continue toward Stockholm, though, so early next morning, we unhooked ourselves from the pier, set the engine to about 2200 rpm (since no wind), and sailed onwards. They Are Coming For Us! After uneventfully motoring for a couple of hours, […]

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4 months ago

It was a Sunday morning, the last day of our first week of sailing, and we were all ready and set to sail from Mariehamn to Sweden. Ahead of us, our second offshore passage, crossing the Sea of Åland. Everyone Was Fine! No more seasickness for anyone, dog included! Not very much wind either, but […]

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4 months ago

After a couple of nights in Mariehamn, we were ready to move on. But where to? “We could sail to Sweden and Stockholm,” I said to Charlotte. “I’ve never actually been there with a sailboat and it would be cool to go.” “Sure!” Charlotte replied. “And you know what?” she continued, smiling. “You could make […]

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4 months ago

Jellyfish! Lots and lots of small jellyfish next to our boat. I didn’t even know we had those in Finland but we were all very excited to see them. A good sign and a good send off for our next leg to the capital of Åland, Mariehamn. How to Not Get Seasick With lessons learned […]

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4 months ago

Our sailing vacation finally started! It was a cold and cloudy Monday. We left quite late and had only one objective: to get just a bit away from Turku so that it wouldn’t feel like being home anymore. The next day, though, was to be both exciting and— for a few— quite terrible. “Tomorrow, let’s […]

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