We – the crew of sailboat Aina – are Inka and Jorma, a Finnish couple currently sailing the Mediterranean waters. Before embarking on on our great journey in 2018, we sailed a tiny 25 ft boat in the Baltic Sea, making summer trips as far as Estonia, Åland islands and the Archipelago Sea. After a couple of summers we felt ready for a bigger boat and bigger adventures!
We are both skippers of our boat. Whoever has the helm will be in charge, and the other will obey. We plan the routes together and have extensive negotiations before making any big decisions. As the chef, Jorma is much more skilled and ambitious, while Inka likes all sorts of courses and qualifications, as well as photographing and writing this blog.
Still with us during our dog watches is our precious Sisu, who at the respectable age of 12, without prior experience, proved himself an able bodied and spirited sailor. He embarked on his journey over the rainbow in the spring of 2018 at the age of 14.
Our plan was to head south – following a compass heading of 180°, as the name of this blog has implied from the beginning – and that’s what we did! Where our journey continues in the future, time will tell. The possibilities are endless!
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