Mar 5

Where should we go this summer?

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Hey club! As you may have heard, we're getting really close to setting sail!

Now the big question is posed: where do we go? We've tossed around a bunch of ideas, and some of them are more feasible than others.

What you need to know:

  • we're about 3 weeks from leaving the fjord

  • we don't want to begin crossing the Atlantic later than June, the start of hurricane season

  • the Schengen area has 90 days of visa-free travel for non-Europeans

Some of our travel ideas so far are:

  • down West coast of Europe, Canaries, cross Atlantic to South America (giving us the chance to do Cape Horn)

  • the Nordics (from Denmark up Scandinavia, cross to Iceland and Greenland. (If we winter on the East coast of North America, this sets us up for the Northwest Passage the following summer)

  • down Western Europe, Gibraltar, Morocco, and down the West coast of Africa and around the Cape of Good Hope

  • the Mediterranean and Black Seas

Where would you like to see the club go? When will you join us? Discuss it in the comments.

 

Mediterranean is boooring. My vote is we go down South America to Cape Horn and proceed to circumnavigate Antarctica.

I'm thinking England and Portugal, and for the summer up to Ireland and Scotland

I agree that Mediterranean is too boring. Crossing the Atlantic sounds much more fun. But Dave's suggestion also has it's point, it's safer for testing the boat.

Cruising around the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland islands might be interesting. Perchance we find ourselves going to Faroe islands. Going to Iceland isn't too far from there!

I like the idea of crossing the pond, but I am not sure if we'll be able to make it down early enough. I am also interested in exploring every nook and cranny of the British Isles, then perhaps coming back to the mainland and moving down to the Azores or Morocco when it gets chilly. Then perhaps in November we can cross

This sounds like a great idea! We would be joining for the last part: Azores/Morocco and Atlantic crossing after November :)

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  • You are probably all wondering when we are actually going to leave for the big trip! We understand this, but need to be as honest as we can about our plans. As we are focussing on getting the boat ready for the open sea we discover things here and there that need to be taking care of as well. So giving a hard date of when it'll all be done is next to impossible. But we are getting there and we want to share our general plans with you! This discussion will be updated regularly as we will have more information about the trips and dates! Right now it is no use leaving Denmark, for one because the boat is not ready yet for a big sailing trip and secondly, the weather is not great for going either South or North. So, this witer we will be saying in Denmark, working on the boat (for updates about this, check the other discussion 'SV Labora Maintenance Updates'). What we would like, is to leave around springtime, hopefully March. But then again, nothing is for sure yet. Our first sailing will probably be from Denmark to England. From there we could go South, down the coast of Spain and Portugal, or we might go North in the direction of Iceland and Greenland. Here will have to make some decisions on the time of the year, the weather and the particular project we choose to precede on. Let us know what you think! For a big crossing or heading up North in the spring to the arctic we need to have a group of club members that would have some interest in this type of trip. Please contact us about this and we can put some ideas together!

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