Posts in Seamanship
Adams Boat Care Interview - On Refitting Yachts, Value and Sustainability

A refit might be the answer to that unquenchable thirst for a new boat. Adams Boat Care in Sweden specialises on refits and can do wonders with your old boat. It is sustainable yacht ownership and will increase value, comfort and safety.

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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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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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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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Why sailors should fall in love to save the worlds oceans! An interview with Fredrik Myhre of the WWF

Never before have so many cruising yachts made their way into the higher latitudes. With cruising in the high north comes great responsibility as our oceans are falling victim to climate change and pollution. There is a way out, and that is to fall in love as our interview with the WWF reveals. 

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A breakthrough in documenting Rouge Waves?

Shortly after 3:20pm on New Year's Day in 1995, a monster wave crashed into the Draupner oil platform in the North Sea off the coast of Norway. The wave would alter oceanography forever. Rouge, or freak waves have been known among mariners for centuries but have been a mystery to science. Now a new research project will try to photograph them for the first time in 3D. 

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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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