Introducing the 2020 Season
Welcome to Kelsall 39 sailing!
Lets get straight on the plan for 2020. In July we make a trip from Sweden to Poland and back. This trip includes kiteboarding and windsurfing, parties in the city of Gdansk, exploring the area around, and meeting new people.
Then in August we begin another sail, which takes us out from the Baltic Sea, and over to Scotland via Denmark and possibly Norway. We sail down the West coast of Scotland and over to Ireland! This trip includes stops at some very interesting parts of the world; the Orkeneys, St. Kilda, and the Hebrides for example.
For more details on both the trips click here.
We still need people to join for the season 2020, so get in touch!
Last year 2019
In July and August 2019 we were sailed the Baltic Sea. It included the countries Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Sweden. In total about 1300 nautical miles of major legs, and 700 miles of day sailing and short hops.
Work on preparations began June 8th. Launch by crane was on 17th, and we set sails on June 23rd! Then finally September 21st the boat lifted out of the water and went back on land for storage over winter.
In 2011 and 2014 we crossed the Atlantic. There is an article about sailing home which you can find here on the site.
This map does not show all the places we sailed during the years 2011 to 2014. Examples are Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Cayman Islands, Cuba, and many more.
The beginning of the season
In preparation for each season there are always a few jobs to be done… anything particularly of interest to you? Come help us get ready!
- Standing rigging, the mast and the sail control systems (3 days)
- Preparation for the season of all areas under the waterline (2 days)
- Launch of the boat with a big crane and stepping the mast (2 days)
Of course, anybody joining this boat should be prepared for a few hours occasional work. Fixing and improving the boat is simply part of the experience!
Hope to see you on board!