Sailing Down - Delivery Trip / Chapter 1 Turku -> Visby

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Sailing Down - Delivery Trip / Chapter 1 Turku -> Visby

Postby AdminKSys » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:47 am

Greetings to the Forum,

yesterday I returned from the delivery trip from Turku (Finland) to Lübeck (Germany).
Unfortunately there was no satisfying internet connection in the harbors during the trip.

We (my family - Franziska, Leonie and me) took a flight to Helsinki at the end of July and rented a car at the airport.
With this we were very flexible in Turku and it took about 2hrs from Vantaa.
For all visitors: beware of the radar - they are nearly everywhere around Vantaa and are waiting for tourists! But they did not catch me :lol:
We had an early bird breakfast in hotel Helmi, where I slept last time.
Antti picked us up and we went to the boat yard -> and there she was, I hope Franziska will like her too...
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HR29 - sôchin in the yard
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First step is naming the boat until she is ashore
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DolphinDance is getting sôchin
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After that the things become faster - so the yard wanted to start watering immediately…
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and so she is afloat again very soon…
Preparing the mast
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Rigging up the mast
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Now she is a sailing ship again
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So these were the first two days of our sôchin and we continue the story very soon… :arrow:

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Re: Sailing Down - Delivery Trip / Chapter 1 Turku -> Visby

Postby AdminKSys » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:46 am

Here I am back again to continue the story…

After we rigged up the ship and prepared the sails we had a short naming celebration due to good luck in the future.
Then we started our test sailing near by.
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First Time Sailing with sôchin
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Hoisting the Mainsail
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Franziska is satisfied with my work...
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We took her out through the channel before S-Marin yard and sailed in the Turku Archipelago.
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Turku Archipelago with bird rocks
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Everything went pretty good and Franziska is happy - Leonie also, the movement of sôchin brings her to sleep immediately.
After two hours of cruising we returned to the yard, with a feeling I cannot really describe - fantastic.

In the evening we met Minna and Antti in Turku for dinner and had a perfect end of the day.
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Sparkling Water for Neptune and Us
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Sundown - Silence in the Yard
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sôchin comes to the quietness
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At the next day we bunkered the ship for the first trip to Visby.
A lot of things had to be prepared and organized as well.
But at least sôchin is ready to start the journey… :arrow:
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Ready for Departure
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Re: Sailing Down - Delivery Trip / Chapter 1 Turku -> Visby

Postby AdminKSys » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:06 am

Hey Hey,

after we prepared sôchin for the trip - we were waiting for the departure…
Franziska and Leonie had to leave around 11:30 to drive back to Helsinki for their flight.
In order of the several things to do (refueling and returning the car, checking in etc.) she decided not to wait until we leave.
I was really sad to let my family go but also there was excitement looking forward to the trip.

At least Antti and me left the yard around 3pm and took sôchin out to the islands of Turku Archipelago.
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Antti explaining me the route
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Themes of Archipelago 1
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Only a view other Sailors
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Themes of Archipelago 2
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Themes of Archipelago 3
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The Only One who knows the Way
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Holding Course while trying to see what Antti see´s...
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This is the Way?
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Little Anchorages in small Bays around us
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Maybe this is enough?
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The inner Archipelago is such a fantastic district for small boats.
A lot of small bays where you can stay for the night.
Narrow passages where you have to navigate carefully but you get really closed to the islands.
Some last impressions from the district in the next post...

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