A little bit of Caribbean?

Sunhats, t shirts and shorts all made an appearance on more than one day this week as we experienced warm winds and sunshine for most of the trip.  The seats at the back were well used, a great place to sit and take in the ambience of the surrounding beauty that is Lofoten.

This our second 11 night trip from Stokmarknes to Bodo was another excellent trip. With visits to  Stokmarknes, Guvag, Brottoya, Nesoya, Trollfjord, Skrova, Haversand, Stamsund, Nusfjord, Reine, Henningsvaer, Hopen/Kalle, Vettoya and finally Bodo gave us a distance of 217nm on the log and some great sailing.

The dates are just coming together for next year and we expect to publish them soon, once again including these really great one way trips from Bodo to Stokmarknes and return.

What do the guests have to say about it

Wonderful sailing and scenery.  Great trip. good weather. Richard and Lins organisation, welcome, cooking, instruction all were excellent and made for a tip top relaxing experience – not to be missed

Thank you so much for a wonderful journey.  For showing us the Loften with all the beautiful obvious and hidden treasures.  And next to that, and not less important, we would like to thank you for the care, energy and attention you put forward in taking care of us.  You really take good care of your guests and that’s an understatement.  We wish you many more broad reach sailing years to come.

Gain 1100 miles for your log book – Norway to UK

We  have 2 spaces available due to a cancellation to sail on Velvet Lady from Kristiansund  to Plymouth.  This trip is 1100 miles and will be great for trying ocean sailing and gaining miles for your log book.

This is a 15 night trip which starts at 1800 on Saturday 26th August in Norway and ends at 1000 on Sunday 10th September in Plymouth.

We start with a couple of days cruising along the spectacular Norwegian coastline so that everyone becomes familiar with the boat.  We then set off across the Norwegian sea, past the Shetland Islands and on to Cape Wrath.  Once south of Cape Wrath there may be time to stop in the Hebrides before continuing on through the Irish Sea to Plymouth.

You will be expected to take a full part in the watch system and all on board chores.  We provide all your safety equipment, oilskins, bedding, towels food etc – you just have to bring your own warm clothing.

This is a skippered charter – with a full time skipper and mate on board so do not worry, you are never left on watch on your own.

We sell all of our berths on an individual basis – you are welcome to come on your own or persuade a friend to come with you.  Our policy is to ensure that if you come on your own you share a cabin with a member of the same sex.

You can find more information and book this trip here

https://www.velvetadventuresailing.com/adventure-sailing-holidays-2017/milebuilding-passage-kristiansund-to-plymouth

or you can telephone Lin direct on 07801627660

Lofoten and Vesteralen

220 nautical miles last week as we sailed from Bodo to Stokmarknes.  What was it like – best described by the fabulous photos taken by those on board

Time to get ready now for the return trip – Stokmarknes to Bodo starting Tuesday