lördag 23 oktober 2010
Sweden, Åkersberga. 2010-10-22
The first snow this season. Now it's time to cover the sailboat with a warm and nice press that keeps the snow away from the little boat.Now is the sailing season finally over in the Stockholm area. Time for rest and time for other interest hobbies, Beer drinking for example and some restoration at home.
torsdag 21 oktober 2010
Sweden, Stockholm 2010-09-18
However, It was a wonderful day and I still like sailing even without any wind.
onsdag 20 oktober 2010
I found my boat, an alacrity 19. A perfect boat for me. Not to big. It's possible to sail and handle the boat for a single sailor. The boat has two keels witch makes it much easier to put it on a trailer. The seller who was a very nice and helpful man sold it to me for 8.000 sek which are approximatly 800 Euro. I found that to bee a very nice price. The boat is complete with all stuff you need for just sailing away. The only thing I needed for the winter season was a trailer.
After a wonderful weekend in the Stockholm archipelago with very good friends I was ready to be a sailor myself. After this wonderful trip to the outer islands in the archipelago with good winds and a wonderful wheater I was ready to begin searching after a sailboat for beginners. My requirements was: Not to big. The boat must be trailerble because it's not possible to get a place for the boat immediatly ( It takes at least 1 year if you are lucky). It must be possible to single sail the boat (for the moment it's just me in the family who have the interest of sailing). I Spent a lot of time reading advertisments and learning facts about differents boats. I had a couple of candidates. For example: Hurley 18 (twin keels), Stortriss, Seacat among others.