Season 2009

  • Posted on: 12 January 2010
  • By: Andrus

2009 Towards Estonia

The boating season 2009 was very special for us. Our first long distance voyage 1460 nm and eight unforgettable weeks on the boat we will warmly remember for a long time. On a trip we visited 28 different harbours.

Our route took us to new waters through Gulf of Bothnia and Sea of Bothnia along the Finnish coast across Archipelago of Turku to Hanko harbour. From there we crossed the Gulf of Finland to Estonian waters. In Estonia we visited in Pärnu, West Estonian islands and Haapsalu. On return leg alongside Finnish coast we visited in many places on voyage towards our home harbour.

During the season our skills of seamanship increased a lot in many different areas like mooring the boat in many kind of circumstances, anchoring, actions in a emergency situations, dinghy handling, offshore navigation, navigating in fog and darkness, using of radar, interpreting the weather forecasts and boating in foreign culture. Despite of emergency situations a result of the season was positive. After living on a boat in many circumstances our decision to continue cruising and to see new places in the future strengthened.

The year of 2009 blog can be opened here and Suwena ranking 2009 is on this page. Sorry that our blog is in finnish only.

The log of Suwena 2009

  • Nautical miles: 1460 nm
  • Engine hours: 161 h
  • Diesel fuel: 3919 l
  • Computational average fuel consumption: 2,7 l/nm (incl. driving, heating, diesel hob and occasional battery charging)
  • Fresh water: 2195 l
  • Black water pump out: 15 times
  • Harbours: 28 different harbours
  • Sleeping in a boat: 57 nights
  • Longest day distance: 132 nm Hanko - Pärnu
  • Furtherest point in straight line from home harbour: 417 nm Oulu - Roomassaare
  • Southernmost point: 58N8.5 Kihnu harbour
  • Westernmost point: 21E2.2 on the way from Kaskinen to Vaasa
  • Easternmost point: 25E27.7 Oulu market harbour
  • Northernmost point: 65N20.8 delta of river Ii
  • Deepest waters: 113 m in Gulf of Finland

The map of Suwenas year 2009 harbours and summer voyage. Click here to enlarge the map or enlarge map to full screen.