Lindisfarne – Forgus 37 – 7,5t (over 9t fully equipped)
Norway Scotland Faroe Islands
Launched in late March and was ready for the first weekend trip in mid April.
Mostly just dodging around in the neighbourhood preparing for the summer sailing starting in mid June.
Spring summary: 406 nm 21 days and 18 nights.
Summer 2001 – sailing 5 weeks to the Faroe Islands and back.
Best is to start sailing along the Norwegian west coast up to Bergen and then over to Shetland.
It is only 175 nm from Shetland to the Faroes.
Made the trip to Shetland in eight days seeing a lot along the way through Norway. From northern Shetland to Faroe Island we had fog and absolutely no wind…
We spent a week rounding some of the islands clockwise and it is a fascinating landscape. Reading the tidal charts for the Faroes is an experience, and can only add that they are not easy to understand. We had mostly very nice summer weather but almost no wind. We saw a lot and will try to visit these islands later again.
On our way back to Norway we had time to go a bit further north of Bergen – to Ålesund.
Again a lot to see and the Norwegian west coast is not overcrowded. We took our time along the way south in Norway and finally made landfall on the Swedish west coast in mid July.
Spent another week going south to our home port after having a very nice holiday.
1915 nm and 36 days.
Sailing nearby except for one trip to Skagen in Denmark. Lots of nice meeting with new friends all related to the sailing community. Hauled out in late October for another winter on the hard in the cold storage shed. Perfect as we have found new projects to work on during the winter.
515 nm 23 days – 18 nights
Totally for 2001:
2800 nm – 280 engine hours, 80 days at sea and 72 nights
See – Album – some pictures from 2001
Year 1998-2001 = 9560 nm
Annika & Björn