Navigare Necesse Est! Hop on-board – Welcome to the blog Navigare necesse est, a blog about sailing and food & drink on-board. It is about cruising among all the islands of the Baltic sea and the archipelago of Stockholm especially. The archipelago around Stockholm has over 20.000 islands and islets and it is very dear to me and it is among these I have my home harbor. About me: I, Tyra the author of this blog live on a rather small island near the town Vaxholm. I have the Coastal Skipper Certificate and this Coastal Skipper Certificate is the second level of the official Swedish nautical training courses for recreational boat drivers. I love night navigation and has an in-depth knowledge of both day and night navigation, 'close to shore' as well as offshore. The Coastal Skipper Certificate is compulsory for the sailing of boats larger than 12 x 4 meters. Our boat is not that big at all but you never know one day perhaps I really need it. Although I'm sometimes the Captain of the boat and enjoys it I think I am more than willingly to spend a lot of time down in the galley. I just love to cook and bake on-board and I'm lucky I don’t get seasick below deck as many people unfortunately do, the only problem when cooking on-board is when it is leaning too much to one side and if we are going on the wrong tack. View my profile.


The schooner Joanna Saturna

Out on the Baltic Sea one of those days when everything seemed to be in black and white, it was windy and raining cats and dogs, we even had some thunder and lightning. A day when there were hardly any boats out sailing we met this fantastic lady, the schooner Joanna Saturna.
Vädret var inte det bästa den här dagen, regn och rusk till och med blixt och dunder. Humöret var ialla fall på topp. Det är ju rätt kul med en egen skärgård :-) när det regnade som värst så mötte vi denna skönhet, skonaren Joanna Saturna från Finland. Följ länkarna nedan och läs mer, man kan faktiskt ut och segla med henne, låter inte det kul?

Sailing ship Joanna Saturna, originally VL 74, was built in 1903 in Vlaardingen, Holland. The ship represented a small two-mast sailing ship typical type of her time, which was used for fishing in the Northern Sea. In the eyes of the seafarers and salesman she was an ordinary but practical sailing ship with a logger-tackle.
The later history of the ship follows the ordinary pattern for sailing ships: the machinery gets bigger, the rig gets smaller and even the name is changed a few times. Follow the link above and read more of Joanna Saturna’s most fascinating history.

This wonderful schooner was once called Marie but on her 100th birthday 2003 and she got back her original name Joanna Saturna back. Here is some tecnical information about Gaff Schooner Joanna Saturna

Size: 111,55 ft x 19.69 ft
Draught: 9.35 ft
Deplacement: 155 ton
Sail surface: 420 m² / 4.521 sq.ft
Engine: Sisu Diesel 645, DSBIM, 350 HP
Speed: 8 knots
Generators: 50 Kva Valmet, 10 Kva Onan
Voltage on board: 380/220/24/12V
Hydraulic bow thrusters
Main mast: 30 m/ 98,43 ft

You can sail with Joanna Saturna

In addition to it’s over hundred-year-long history, Gaff schooner Joanna Saturna is one of the newest sailing vessels in the Baltic Sea. Summer 2005 was her very first year under sail since 1950’s. She was totally rebuilt during years 2000-2005 to the true moderns classic she is today.
The restoring work was done under the supervision of the Finnish Maritime Museum and Joanna Saturna is registered as a historic class vessel by the Finnish National Board of Antiquities. Now you will be able to sail onboard a traditional sailing ship while enjoying the luxurious comforts of modern time. On board there is a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, central heating, floor heating, water-closets (7 ) and, naturally, a sauna. Find out more about this here “ Sail with us”

Sea U soon/ TYRA


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1 comment:

Angel.Pearls said...

Underbart -salta stänk! Här trivs jag!!//Eva