This the first leg on our trip down to the Caribbean. This year we have decided to leave during full summer conditions. That allows us a smooth ride to Portugal and a nice exit from the north before the weather turns nasty.
The trip to Kiel offers a great variety of stop-overs and places to visit. The Baltic coastline is littered with small cities, nice anchorages and islands to explore. We have a total journey of about 650 miles and ten days to spend, which gives us time to visit some of the sweet spots along the way.
Usually the first stop is Visby on Gotland. If we end up having south westerlies it might as well be Tallinn (Estonia) or Sandhamn (Sweden)? We need to keep an open mind to different options. Some of the landmark place along the way are Old Medieval Tallinn, the Swedish summer paradise of Sandhamn, charming Danish Christiansö or why not park up in the middle of Copenhagen and enjoy the treats of this wonderful city? There is plenty to explore!
We will be max eight persons on the boat, Skipper (+Cook) and six crew to ensure enough space on the boat to create decent living conditions. Our aim is to get everyone in a relaxed mood to enjoy both sailing and land based vacation. The way we sail the boat is up to the appetite of the crew. Sometimes it’s nice to give her proper wings and fly some of the big downwind sails, on the other hand more moderate sail configurations will give us a smoother ride. The skipper is also happy to give everyone a chance to get into the operational aspect of running the boat. We will have a few “overnighters” along the way that give the chance for crew to get more involved and grab some responsibility in doing things. This trip is a great tutorial if you are looking to buy a boat of your own and do some long-hauls yourself!
The Baltic region has it’s own specialities concerning dining. You need at least to try any of the three – Toast Skagen, Sill with new potatoes and of course the divine Danish Smörrebröd and “den lille”, a shot of aquavit.
Price for trip includes:
– Swan 51 Eira + Skipper
– All meals and beverages when at sea
– Personal safety gear (lifejackets and PLB:s)
– Bedding and towels
– All costs for boat (fuel, Mooring, Gas etc)– Boat insurance (no deposit)
– Travel to and from location
– Personal travel insurance covering sail adventures (check your policy)
– What you spend ashore
The stopovers and route is always subject to weather and the consideration of the master of the vessel.
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We offer a 20% discount to crew under 26 years old.
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