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Kalessin Of Orwell 2008 1
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Kalessin Of Orwell 2008 1

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Part 1 of our sailing trip - from the UK to southern Portugal

Part 1 of our sailing trip - from the UK to southern Portugal

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  • 1. Kalessin of Orwell Round the outside and back up the middle, 2006-8 Part 1 – preparation & departure
  • 2.  
  • 3. About Kalessin
    • Westerly Storm 33 – 170 built
    • Built 1988, bought by us 2004
    • Length 33ft/10.1m
    • Beam 11ft 7in/3.5m
    • Draft 5ft 6in/1.68m (fin keel)
    • Engine 18hp Volvo
    • Fast, spacious, elegant, solid
  • 4. Kalessin’s layout L-shaped galley Big cockpit locker (with holding tank beneath) Spacious heads Aft cabin Guy then Ben Forepeak cabin Sam & Camilla Conventional saloon layout
  • 5. About us
    • Sam, 68 – retired 2007
    • Camilla, 52 – made redundant Nov 2005
    • Guy, now 18 – was just finishing GCSEs
    • Benedict (Ben), now 15 – year 8 when we set off
    • Sam & Camilla RYA coastal skipper qualified
    • Owned dinghies & trailer-sailers 1986 onwards
    • Flotillas and charters
    • Magewind 2002, sailed E Coast & Netherlands
    • Kalessin 2004, sailed E Coast & France
  • 6. Ben Sam Guy & Camilla
  • 7.
    • Take a year, 2005-2006
    • Take Magewind (bilge-keeled Sadler 29) through the French canals to the Med
    • Boys to….??
    Plan 1 (2004)
  • 8. Plan 2 (2005)
    • Take a year, 2006-7
    • Guy to take a year out after GCSEs
    • Ben to be educated on board
    • Buy & prepare Kalessin
    • Summer cruising round the ‘outside’ to the Balearics
    • Winter in N Africa or E Spain
    • Head on towards Greece in 2007
  • 9. Plan 3 (what we did)
    • Four months, June-October 2006
    • Guy with us for six weeks
    • Ben educated on board
    • Summer cruising round the outside via Brittany & Spanish Rias
    • Kalessin winters in Algarve
    • Head into the Med in 2007 – Balearics & Barcelona
    • Home through the French canals in 2008
  • 10.  
  • 11. preparation
  • 12.  
  • 13. Preparation – what we had
    • Radar
    • Chart plotter
    • Autopilot
    • Navtex
    • CQR anchor
    • Rope cutter
    • Pressurised/hot water
    • Fridge
    • New gas cooker
  • 14. Preparation – on Kalessin
    • New standing rigging
    • Rigid vang/rod kicker
    • New sprayhood
    • All-new exhaust pipework/fuel lines, new water lock
    • New anti-siphon valve
    • New switch panels
    • New instruments (wind, depth, log) and senders
    • Replaced GPS repeater (faulty)
    • 1 extra battery (4 in total)
    • 2 solar panels
    • Adverc power management system & lots of wiring
    • New deck plugs at mast
    • New CD player & speakers
    • Replaced deck light, steaming light & tricolour + cabling
  • 15. Preparation – on Kalessin
    • New gas alarm (it never worked though…)
    • Replaced VHF aerial cable
    • Installed Windex
    • New rudder bearing
    • Grab handle on transom
    • New Lavac & holding tank
    • New tap & connection for front water tank
    • Additional electric bilge pump
    • Replace jib, genoa & spinnaker halyard
    • New jib sheets
    • Extra warps
    • 2 extra anchors (CQR, Fortress, Delta)
    • New windlass
    • Clean, polish, antifoul (with Ocean Performer)
  • 16. Preparation – shopping
    • Liferaft
    • 20 Imray paper charts
    • 4 C-map wide charts (£140 each)
    • 6 pilot books and assorted maps & guidebooks
    • Awning and wind chute
    • New stainless steel saucepans
    • Full set of kitchen equipment (no more “borrowing” from home)
    • New duvets & bedding
    • Books, books & more books
    • 2 cameras
    • 2 laptops and associated wiring
    • Wetsuits, mask & snorkel and fins
    • Fray Bentos pies, Pot Noodles, Marmite and bags more
  • 17. Main saloon
  • 18. Under-sink cupboard with two new batteries
  • 19. New Vetus water lock, seen from aft cabin
  • 20. Spot the chart table
  • 21. The holding tank finally arrives
  • 22. Holding tank in situ Note ferocious chiselling
  • 23. Do we really need all this?
  • 24. Keeping in touch
    • The blog
    • April 2006 – Sept 2008
    • 155 entries
    • 2 laptops on board
    • Wi-fi when available
    • Internet cafés
    • Mobile phones - UK and French SIM cards
  • 25. Departure
  • 26. Leaving SYH, 6am
  • 27. Calais 19-22 June Boulogne 23 June Dieppe 24 June
  • 28. Calais (4 nights)
  • 29. At last… Cap Gris Nez
  • 30. Skipped Fecamp! Le Havre 25 June Honfleur 26 June St-Vaast 27 June Cherbourg 28 June
  • 31. Honfleur… fantastic
  • 32. Schoolwork in the Baie de la Seine…
  • 33. St Peter Port 29 June – 2 July Sark 3 July Lezardrieux 4-5 July Treguier 6-7 July Morlaix 10-11 July Trebeurden 8-10 July
  • 34. Little Russell… hot, no wind, no land…
  • 35. An emotional moment – Sam helms Kalessin between the St Peter Port pierheads
  • 36. All the boys
  • 37. In and out of Ploumanac’h (low water)
  • 38. If you must go aground on the Trebeurden sill, try not to do it on the night of the France-Italy match…
  • 39. Morlaix
  • 40. L’Aberwrach 12 July Brest 13-15 July Camaret 16 July Audierne 17 July Loctudy 18-19 July Benodet 20-21 July Port la Foret 22-23 July Ile de Groix 24-25 July Lorient 26-27 July Guy flies home Sauzon, Belle-Ile 28 July Quiberon/Morbihan 29 July-4 August
  • 41. Our first swell As Hugo Vihlen* once commented, "I don't know who named them swells. There's nothing swell about them. They should have been named awfuls" * he crossed the Atlantic in a 5ft 4in sailing boat
  • 42. Camaret
  • 43. Raz de Sein on a non-scary day
  • 44. Île de Groix
  • 45. Lorient station – farewell to Guy, who flew home from Nantes
  • 46. La Trinité, racing centre of France…
  • 47. … and a great place for repairs
  • 48. Ben liked the grass… … but preferred the chi-chis
  • 49. Weather information
  • 50. The hurdle race… Finisterre Biscay Chenal du Four/Raz de Sein Channel crossing Race of Alderney etc etc etc
  • 51. Across the Bay of Biscay….

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