Logbook 2018

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

Nm: 30.9

Thursday 12.7.2018 – No wind to sail to Estonia

From: Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland

To: Gåsgrund, Espoo

Nm: 8.5


DAY 717, 22.5.2018 – Arriving home!!!

From: Lähteelä

To: Hietalahti, Helsinki – HOME!

Nm: 20.6

How does it feel to arrive home after 2 years of sailing? And what next?! Read our homecoming feelings from the blog section.

(Updating… later…)

DAY xxx, 11.5.2018

From: Nynäshamn, Sweden

To: Napoleonviken, Ägnö

DAY xxx, 7.5.2018

From: Landsort, öja

To: Nynäshamn

DAY xxx, 6.5.2018

From: Häradskär

To: Landsort, Öja

DAY xxx, 5.5.2018

From: Idö

To: Häradskär

DAY xxx, 4.5.2018 – Start at 6am…
From: Byxelkrok, Öland, Sweden

To: Idö, Sweden
Nm: 24.9

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
Nm: 17.4
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
Nm: 30.7
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
Nm: 44.2

DAY xxx, 26.4.2018 – Going where the wind will take us
From: Simrishamn, Sweden

To: Sandhamn, Karlskruna, Sweden
Nm: 65.7

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
Nm: 30

DAY xxx, 20.4.2018 – “Kaffe & bulla” in good company :)

From: Abbekås, Sweden
To: Ystad, Sweden
Nm: 7.8
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, 18.4.2018S