Sweden to UK starting 9 August

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The last leg of our Baltic cruise, departing from Ystad, Sweden (50 minutes from Copenhagen airport), to Kiel, Kiel Canal, North Sea, then back to the Hamble. This trip is of course highly weather dependent, but if the weather gods are smiling even a little, it will be done in one overnight to Kiel, then a day through the Kiel Canal, spend the night in Cuxhaven, then nonstop across to Great Yarmouth (if there's S in the wind) or down the Dutch and Belgian coasts (if the wind has more W).

A comfortable and good-sailing Moody 54 with new carbon laminate sails.

We have room for about two more people.

We depart 9 August and should be back on the Hamble by the 19th. If due to weather we can't make it all the way during this time, we will stop over in a UK East coast port (I have to be in London on the 20th).

Interested parties please contact by PM.
 

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We've had a cancellation and now have one free berth. Departing Kiel on Monday 10 August. PM if interested or +44 777 44 72 606.
 

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The last leg of our Baltic cruise, departing from Ystad, Sweden (50 minutes from Copenhagen airport), to Kiel, Kiel Canal, North Sea, then back to the Hamble. This trip is of course highly weather dependent, but if the weather gods are smiling even a little, it will be done in one overnight to Kiel, then a day through the Kiel Canal, spend the night in Cuxhaven, then nonstop across to Great Yarmouth (if there's S in the wind) or down the Dutch and Belgian coasts (if the wind has more W).

A comfortable and good-sailing Moody 54 with new carbon laminate sails.

We have room for about two more people.

We depart 9 August and should be back on the Hamble by the 19th. If due to weather we can't make it all the way during this time, we will stop over in a UK East coast port (I have to be in London on the 20th).

Interested parties please contact by PM.

Might get more response, if you said what the deal is.
 

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There is no formal "deal"; people contribute towards provisions and other direct expenses according to their desires and ability. Can be discussed in more detail individually.
 

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It is vague - we don't stand on formality. We treat people who come on board from here just like any friends who come along. If someone wants to agree concretely - no problem - we discuss in advance. Otherwise, take a turn at buying groceries, or just be great company. We don't invite crew to recover expenses - we invite them to have more good watchkeepers on board and to meet new people. Sailing longer distances - like this North Sea crossing - is much more pleasant with three or four or even five good sailors on board. It makes for a more relaxed watch schedule and it's just more fun. The boat is a 54 footer with seven berths so never crowded.

I sail thousands of miles every year and have a number of different people who sail with me, some for many years by now. Everyone contributes in his own way. Some people share all expenses. Others just groceries. One guy nothing at all, because he can't afford it, but he's a superb sailor and good friend and so is always welcome on board. It's no big deal. We are not a charter operation, but sailing purely for fun.

Does that answer your question? :)
 
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