Posts in Cruising Destinations
Sailing 2700 miles in the Baltic Sea in 25 days non-stop

We have previously covered Kari “Ruffe” Nurmi`s magnificent encounter with polar bears in Svalbard onboard his 30ft Bavaria. Now he has just finished what was to be his biggest challenge so far; sailing the distance of an Atlantic crossing in the Baltic Sea non-stop. We talked to “Ruffe” to hear first hand what the adventure was like.

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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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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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Single-Handed Winter Sailing on The North Sea. An interview with Erik Aanderaa

"Offshore Solo Sailing is by far my biggest passion. It has something to do with being in command of yourself and not being dependant on anyone else to survive at sea. The concept of self reliance triggers me", says Norwegian Erik Aanderaa. A man who captures the imagination of tens of thousands on YouTube with his breathtaking videos. 

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BREXIT force the 2018 Golden Globe Race move to Les Sables d’Olonne, France

"With less than a year to the start, it became clear that the uncertainties surrounding BREXIT has greatly restricted financial opportunities. We are very pleased to be partnering with Les Sables d’Olonne in France to host the start and finish of the Golden Globe Race and look forward to a great event", says Race organiser Don McIntyre in a press release.

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