Welcome to the Online logbook & blog of S/Y Stella Polaris
We are a Finnish family of 3 sailing a Vancouver 32 sailboat. After sailing from Finland to North Africa and back in 2016-2018, we are now sailing in the Baltic Sea.
Follow our adventure from the Online logbook below and in Instagram & Facebook @systellapolaris.
Friday 13.7.2018 – Crossing to Estonia in perfect wind conditions
From: Gåsgrund, Espoo
To: Prangli, Estonia
Thursday 12.7.2018 – No wind to sail to Estonia
From: Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
To: Gåsgrund, Espoo
DAY 717, 22.5.2018 – Arriving home!!!
To: Hietalahti, Helsinki – HOME!
How does it feel to arrive home after 2 years of sailing? And what next?! Read our homecoming feelings from the blog section.
DAY xxx, 11.5.2018
From: Nynäshamn, Sweden
To: Napoleonviken, Ägnö
DAY xxx, 7.5.2018
From: Landsort, öja
DAY xxx, 6.5.2018
To: Landsort, Öja
DAY xxx, 5.5.2018
DAY xxx, 4.5.2018 – Start at 6am…
From: Byxelkrok, Öland, Sweden
To: Idö, Sweden
DAY xxx, 3.5.2018 – Sailing is not for sleepy heads! Up at 6.30am, sailing by 7am!
From: Sandvik, Öland, Sweden
To: Byxelkror, Öland, Sweden
The weather forecast didn’t look too good for today: low front was gonna past us and bring cold air, unpredictable winds and rain. We made the best use of the wind and left early. It surely was cold (+5C) but we did 7.1 knots in beam reach wind of 8-10 m/s! Arrived to Byxelkror (picture) already at breakfast time. We’ll wait for warmer weather here and continue tomorrow.
DAY xxx, 2.5.2018 – Perfect tailwind day in Kalmarsund (after an escalated toilet fix project in Kalmar)
From: Kalmar, Sweden
To: Sandvik, Öland, Sweden
Always a special leg when you sail under the Öland bridge! We made sure that we had tailwind because shallow and narrow Kalmarsund is not where you want to fight the waves. When we arrived to Sandvik, we were all excited to be in a new harbor – only to realize few minutes later that we’ve been here before in 2014. 🤣
Anyway, it was a great day at sea. The new autopilot for the tiller worked very well and was named “Gustafina”. Our windvane is called “Gustav” and he now has a girlfriend. 😉
DAY xxx, 27.4.2018 – Early morning start to Kalmar with S/Y Emma
From: Sandhamn, Karlskruna, Sweden
To: Kalmar, Sweden
DAY xxx, 26.4.2018 – Going where the wind will take us
From: Simrishamn, Sweden
To: Sandhamn, Karlskruna, Sweden
DAY xxx, 23.4.2018 – Old waves & no wind, too much wind and cross waves – all in 6 hours
From: Ystad, Sweden
To: Simrishamn, Sweden
DAY xxx, 20.4.2018 – “Kaffe & bulla” in good company :)
From: Abbekås, Sweden
To: Ystad, Sweden
Guest crew: Tuula & Gerdie
Motoring and drinking coffee the short distance to Ystad. We’ve visited Ystad several times with a car and we always wanted to come there with our own boat – and now we did. If you are in Ystad, don’t miss the falafels at Jalla Jalla!
DAY xxx, 18.4.2018 – S