The Crew

The Crew

We are a Finnish couple who bought a 25 foot boat to sail the Baltic Sea. We have made summer sailing adventures to Estonia in 2016 and the Åland islands and the Archipelago Sea in 2017. But all this time we have been dreaming of a Big Voyage. Here’s a little bit about how our sailing dream began…

Now it’s time to take that big plunge! Our journey will begin in the summer of 2018. We have bought a bigger boat – a Stevens Custom 40 by the name of s/y Aina.

Both of us – Inka, fortysomething, and Jorma, fiftysomething – will be skippers of our boat. The method has been tried and tested for a couple of summers, and it seems to work. Whoever has the helm will be in charge, and the other will obey. We will plan the routes together and have extensive negotiations before making any big desicions. As the chef, Jorma is much more skilled and ambitious, while Inka likes all sorts of courses and qualifications, as well as writing this blog.

We will head south – following a compass heading of 180°, as the name of this blog has implied from the beginning – and hopefully end up in the Mediterranean. Where our journey continues from there, time will tell. The possibilities are endless!


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