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Ellos, Sweden to Saeby, Denmark

by Art on

Information

Sailing
4.00 hrs
Motoring
5.25 hrs
Total
9.25 hrs
Distance
74.00 nm
Average
8.00 kts

We finally begin our journey south to the Mediterranean. Our first passage is from Ellos, at the Hallberg-Rassy shipyard in Sweden, over to Saeby, Denmark where had to hold up a few days to wait out a gale. At this time of the year the sun stays up until midnight then goes dusky for a while and rises at 03:00 or so in the morning. A little hard to get your system ready to sleep when it's still daylight out but we adapted after a while.

We had a bad experience at rafting up with some incompetent sailors from Norway who came in during the gale and bounced around the marina crashing into 2-3 other yachts before deciding they wanted to raft to us. Despite our refusal they forced their way onboard with the help of a group of other Norwegians. Wearing their street shoes on my brand-new teak deck without a thought, they just came onto our yacht and ignored our request to leave. Extremely rude and incompetent people that, unfortunately, have set a stereotype of all Norwegians to me. Not one of my favorite spots on the trip but a really nice crossing over the Baltic Sea regardless.

This passage was crewed by art and sean

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