Welcome to season 2021
Hello and welcome to the site for the trimaran Kelsall39! After a long time on the land the boat is getting ready for another season. The sailing begins in July on the Baltic Sea, then in August it is time to move West and out onto the Atlantic.
See the latest info on the blog updates. Also send a request to join the facebook group if you like! We will still need people to join for the season 2021, so get in touch! Find us also on Bourse aux Equipiers.
The routes in 2021 are dependent on what the health regulations are, of course. But it would be fun to go to Poland and the Bay of Puck (and Gdansk region). The water sports on the peninsula of Hel would be fantastic. Bring your windsurfing board, as well as kite-boarding equipment because that’s a great place to use it, but it’s also beautiful nature and the Polish people are very welcoming.
The next month August will be to make our way out from the Baltic Sea and on down passed Denmark and Germany to the Atlantic Ocean. Places to visit there is Brittany, the south coast of England, and also parts of Ireland. The plan is then to make a crossing of the Biscay to stop in Spain and Portugal in September – and then over the winter, from November to March to sail in the Canary islands and Morocco before making our way back North for the summer 2022.
Season 2020 summary
Unfortunately a series of delays and complications originating with the COVID-19 pandemic left the boat standing high and dry on land all summer. The plan for 2020 was to 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 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.
The planned 2020 route to Ireland
Season 2019 summary
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!