Lindisfarne – Forgus 37 – 7,5t (over 9t fully equipped)
Last fall we took Lindisfarne to the shipyard in Henån on Orust where she was built and launched in 1995.
As we at that time didn’t have a winter slip in a marina we took her to the yard too have some updates done during the winter.
By the end of March she was ready for launching after having exchanged the keel making Lindisfarne less deep, from 1,95m to 1,6m. Plus some rearrangement of the batteries and we also put a furler on the self tacking jib.
As we started sailing in early April on the Swedish west coast when it’s quite cold we were often completely alone in the archipelago – very nice…
By now we had a slip in a marina only 20 minutes from home, a very small and friendly marina.
We enjoyed this spring very much so looking back we made 830 nm in 28 days, sleeping in the boat for 26 nights, during two and a half months, while working more than full time…
Summer 1999 – a trip to Bergen, Norway
Shortly before midsummer we set of to the north on the Norwegian west coast on a 5 weeks vacation.
The goal was Bergen, 350 nm from Göteborg. As we didn’t know how fast we would be able to make the distance, we planned to go back after 10 days where ever we were by then.
No problem we made it within the time frame and had a prefect holiday.
On the way back we even had time to go all the way into Oslo, and made a lot of stops on the Swedish west coast on our route home.
Summery: 37 days and 1280 nm.
July to mid November up and down the Swedish west coast and a visit to Denmark.
Back to work but also lots of sailing during weekends and another two weeks off work in September…
By now we had started to consider even longer trips by boat and did a stop at one of the ship yards on Orust to look at a little bigger boat. When we bought Lindisfarne we had absolutely no plan or idea of where the future would take us. Obviously it was such a success to be water borne again that we started directly to look for alternatives.
But no – we were very happy with Lindisfarne and started to make plans on how to make her even better.
We got a space in a cold storage nearby our marina and hauled out in mid November where we spent almost every weekend fixing and planning upgrades…
Fall summery: 1120 nm, 39 days sailing and 34 nights in the boat.
See – Album – some pictures from 1999
Summery – first full year with Lindisfarne:
3230 nm, 104 days at sea and 97 nights in the boat.
Year 1998+1999 = 4850 nm
Annika & Björn