Dolphin Dance (ex. Johanne) was bought in November 2009 from Denmark. In the 14th of May 2010 we flew to Denmark to pick up the boat and sail her to Finland. It took 10 days from Svendborg (Funen) to Mariehamn, where we had to leave the boat for a week. We were quite unlucky with the weather and after Bornholm had mostly headwind or no-wind at all. So it was motoring through the Kalmarsund and all the way to Nynäshamn.
The season 2010 was first with a new boat, so it was about moving down the learning curve and getting familiar with characterisics of the boat.
My main summertrip started the 27th of June towards Gotland. The whole trip was singlehanded sailing and Windpilot Pacific -windvane was installed for the journey. The windvane was put on a real test on a two and half days beating from Aspö to Visby, when it was steering almost all the time and did a perfect job. I stayed in Visby for two nights and then motored to Fårosund in northeastern Gotland. Beautiful island of Fåro (NE of Gotland) is definetely worth seeing!
The return journey from Fårosund to Lökholmen (Sandhamn) was downwind sailing in perfect weather conditions. From there I continued through Stockholm archipelago to Åland, where I was joined by my father to sail the boat to Kustavi. Rest of the summer was spent cruising in Archipelago of Turku and Åland.
Total miles in 2010: 1600 nm
Bound for Visby
Medieval city of Visby. Sun, sea and +25deg – you could easily imagine being somewhere in Greece…
Fåro is a remote island NE of Gotland. Beautiful beaches on eastern coast.
Langhammar (NW-side of Fårö) feature rocky beaches with the Ice Age stone monoliths known as rauks. Langhammar was the setting for Ingmar Bergman’s film Through a Glass Darkly.