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

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