Stavanger — Aarhus

Boarding in: Stavanger
Boarding on: 28.07.2018 16:00
Departure: 29.07.2018 12:00
Port of destination: Aarhus
Arrival: 02.08.2018 19:00
Debarkation before: 03.08.2018 10:00
Days on board: 6
Participation fee: 750€

400 nautical miles

Norway – TSR Port – Passage to Denmark.

Sum and substance
We’re back to Norway. In our experience this northern land attracts wanderers no less than Gibraltar. We like coming back here over and over again.  Nowhere else in the world you’d find these tall rocks and foggy fjords. 

Stavanger is one of the ports of call of The Tall Ships Races regatta. A large fleet of participating ships is going to be there along with us. The shore event-list is huge too. Open museums and pools, crew competitions, a parade, a crew party and fireworks in the night.

Having left Stavanger, we’d do our best to make time for a day-sail in Lysefjord and then set a course for Denmark. Maneuvering in narrow spots makes for better team play. It’d also be curious to see for real wind shadows from the rocks, winds getting stronger in the windpipes and wind shifts caused by local conditions. The Captain and the watch officers will share their experience and talk about modern ways of predicting weather and how to read visible weather signs such as clouds, ripples on the water or rocks that affect the wind flow.  And, of course, how to trim sails with respect to that information.

It’s 400 miles from Stavanger to Aarhus. A bit in the fjords, then a bit of the Norwegian Sea, then a turn to the Kattegat and Skagerrak. We have a bunch of good ports of call along the route, and depending on the weather, spirits and moods, we’ll figure out which ones we’re going to visit to get fresh water and relax. It might be Kristiansand in Norway or Frederikshavn in Denmark. Just before Aarhus we might stop in Ebeltoft where Fregatten Jylland is docked for good. Jylland is a screw-propelled steam frigate and a sailship that is open for public as a museum these days.