It is time to carry out the sailing plans we’ve made during the winter. We’ve arrived onboard Suwena in Ipswich at Easter time and immediately started a preparing her for the summer season. Our target is to cast off the
Tuning the Rig of Suwena
Already in February we went chatting with the yard’s rigger Richard, when we had our davits installed at Fox’s marina. He visited onboard Suwena for evaluating the situation. He told that he prefers always make a rig tuning when sailing.
The boat is ready and it’s time to cast off 12.5.
Three weeks have passed in a blink of eye in Ipswich. The initial four page long chore list have nicely shortened point by point. We have had many things to do and here are just a few samples from our
Lowestoft and nightsail to Whitby 12.5. – 16.5.
Ahoy, Suwena is sailing again! The sea voyage should never begin on Friday so the 12th of May we gained some luck by leaving on Monday and let’s get the summer cruise started. On this sailing from Ipswich to Lowestoft
Whitby, in the footsteps of Captain Cook 16.5. – 19.5.
Whitby was presenting its summer face to us and the relaxed tourists were swarming around the streets and alleys. Whitby clearly stood out from the previous east coast towns as a tourist holiday resort and at this early summer weekend
Amble, Northumberland 19.5. – 20.5.
On Monday morning at about the high tide we steered Suwena out from Whitby marina. We were at sea after passing the bridge and the breakwater and then the next 60 mile leg had started. Once on a way, Andrus
Edinburgh 21.5. – 24.5.
All day long on Wednesday we were sailing 88 miles at sea from Amble to Port Edgar marina near Edinburgh. The journey started in nice following wind and we raised the sails. During the day however the wind died and
The River Tay and Arbroath 25.5. – 28.5.
Our plan was to sail 112 nautical miles directly to Peterhead when the weather forecast was showing light winds from south-east. However, out at sea the wind was from north-east, directly on the nose and running against the waves was
Peterhead 29.5. – 31.5.
We have been cruising this year for athree weeks only and when we made her fast in the Peterhead marina there are already 533 nautical miles in Suwena’s log. There are very few natural safehavens on the east coast of
Kirkwall 1.6. – 11.6.
The distance of our Sunday sail from Peterhead to Orkney was 105 miles. Our plan was either to stop at the anchorage in front of the Shapinsay island or go directly to Kirkwall. We cast off the lines at five