Sailing the New Swan 78 with the legendary Germán Frers

Recently we were invited to Nautor Swan in Finland to test sail the new Swan 78. We had the pleasure of having Germán Frers himself onboard to reveal all the details behind his latest design. The Swan 78 is a powerful boat. The whole day she would glide gracefully through the water in great speed and superior comfort. 

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The Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic - A Full Documentary by Alison Langley

The 1926 Nathanael Herreshoff-designed NY40 MARILEE recently underwent a complete restoration by French & Webb in Belfast, Maine. This restoration turned out to be an amazing story. To the excitement and joy to the sailing community around the world, the story is now available to everyone. Alison Langley’s documentary film is a must - see for any mariner. Watch the full documentary here.

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Using the Leica SL for Sailing and Yachting Photography

Leica Cameras are part of our common visual history. Production started in 1925 and the small 35mm cameras has been documenting historical events and intimate moments ever since. Like another iconic brand, Nautor Swan, Leica Cameras have remained relevant. Something which is much harder than being popular. We took the latest mirrorless model out into the open ocean to see how it would cope with yachting photography.

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All About The New ClubSwan 36 - Fast, Furious and Electric

To encourage the virtues of Corinthian sailing, the new ClubSwan 36 will belong in a strict amateur Owner/Driver class with a maximum of 50% the crew being professionals. Having said that, the design, concept and build of this new racer is all but amateur. And what pleasure it was to listen to the men and women behind this iconic brand during a recent visit to Nautor Swan in Finland.

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How to make make money while sailing! One great interview with Sailopreneur Founder Elin Rose

Elin Rose, born in Iceland, is not your ordinary sailor. Unlike the many dreamers out there, she actually quit her 9-5 job to go sailing full time. To fund her lifestyle she took up digital entrepreneurship building a successful ecommerce business. Read our interview and find out how you can do the same!

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Sailing to Svalbard in a small sailboat to see the Polar Bears

A while ago we interviewed Kari “Ruffe” Nurmi from Helsinki, Finland about his many adventures, including his passage to Svalbard from Finland in his 30 ft Bavaria.

Here is the full story from the Captain himself. 

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The Entire Coastline Of Norway - Singlehanded 1000 Miles In a 4 Meter Dinghy - The Adventures of Magne Klann

We love small boat sailing and could not pass up on the chance of talk to Norwegian sailor and adventurer Magne Klann who is about to embark on an epic passage. Sailing singlehanded onboard an RS Aero, a 4 meter ultra lightweight racing dinghy a 1000 miles from the northernmost cape of to the southernmost cape of Norway.

 

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Big interview with the President of Allures, Outremer, Garcia and Gunboat Yachts - Part One

Grand Large Yachting was founded in 2003 in France by Xavier Desmarest and Stephan Constance and consists of five shipyards and two service based companies, with headquarters across France and in the US. The brands are well know amongst sailors as Allures, Garcia, Outremer and Gunboat and the whole endeavour started with a dream. Find out what that dream was in our 3 part interview.

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An adventurous passage in a 30 ft Bavaria from Finland to Arctic Svalbard

Adventurer and sailor Kari “Ruffe” Nurmi took his modest 30 ft Bavaria Yacht all the way from Finland to Svalbard. Other than the Polar Bear who had their inflatable dinghy for breakfast, the modest cruiser and her crew fared very well indeed. Goes to show you can sail far into the Arctic in a small cruising sailboat. Read his fascinating story here!

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An Unquenchable Thirst For The Arctic. What every sailor need to know before making a passage to Svalbard

Svalbard is high up on the list of future sailing destinations for many yachtsmen and women around the world. And it is growing in popularity. There is good reason to believe 2018 will be another record year for the Norwegian archipelago in the high arctic. Are you curious if you and your yacht should go? Read on as we walk you through the list of things you must know.

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An interview with Mia & Andy from 59 degrees north about their yacht, life and future plans

Swedish/American couple, sailors, charter captains and popular podcasters Mia Karlsson and Andy Schell from 59º North are coming to Norway and the Arctic this season. We get to hear their fascinating story on how Andy almost ended up in outer space as an astronaut but instead chose to sail the worlds oceans with Mia onboard "Isbjörn" their wonderful S&S Swan 48 instead.

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