Dear ClubSwan Members,
I am glad to present this new, totally revised edition of the ClubSwan
ClubSwan is in its eleventh year of existence; its original objective of pro-
viding extensive support and assistance to Swan owners, however, remains
unchanged. Swan’s vision is also unchanged: we are a company which prides
itself not only on the quality of our boats, but also on the reliability of service
that we are able to offer our customers.
ClubSwan has established a comprehensive network of services for its Mem-
bers. In this Directory you will Ànd a list of Yacht Clubs which offer tem-
porary membership to visiting Swan owners, Service Centres inspected and
authorised by Nautor’s Swan, and Marinas which will have special regard to
visiting Swan boats.
This year’s edition of the Directory also includes sections titled Charts, Dis-
tance Tables and Navigational Resources; with the extensive information they
provide there is every possibility that all the locations listed will be visited by
ClubSwan Members in the coming months.
The Itineraries from Pietarsaari to Palma will be of particular interest to
Swan owners picking up their yachts from our factory and sailing them to the
Mediterranean. This is only the start: future editions of the Directory will
include other recommended itineraries based on the experience of ClubSwan
Another section of the Directory that I’m sure will appeal to our ClubSwan
members is the Yard Historic Registry. Here you will Ànd drawings and
technical speciÀcations for every model built by Nautor’s Swan from 1966 to
Last but not least, the Membership Card included with the Directory will en-
able ClubSwan members to visit the facilities listed and to take full advantage
of the privileges available.
As part of our efforts to continuously improve the ClubSwan experience,
we also welcome feedback. Please feel free to contact ClubSwan by e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be pleased to receive your comments and
On a personal note, I wish you all good sailing and fair winds and look for-
ward to meeting you at sea!
Published by Synersea srl, Viareggio (Italy).
Editing by Federica Bertolli, Clare Mahon
Graphic design: Studio Airbag
All rights reserved.
No part of this publication may
be reproduced in any form without
prior permission in writing from
Nautor Med srl and Synersea srl.
The Club p.06
Chairman and Honorary Members
Rules & Regulations
North Sea & East Atlantic
Florida & Caribbean
North & South America
Australia & Far East
Distance Tables p.26
North Sea & East Atlantic
Florida & Caribbean
North & South America
Australia & Far East
Navigation Resources p.38
Meteo Sites & Useful Info
World Wind Names
Itineraries from Pietarsaari to Palma p.54
Yacht Clubs p.82
Service Centres p.112
Yard Historic Registry p.190
HRH Juan Carlos de Borbone
King of Spain
Ridolfo Bichi Ruspoli
Giuseppe Di San Giuliano
Olin J. Stephens
Rules & Regulations
The Club - Rules & Regulations
Art. 1 The Mission
ClubSwan appreciates and treasures the passion and the respect for
nature and sport and all those other values, such as the love of beau-
ty, the feeling of freedom, and the enjoyment of challenge, which
sailing at sea emphasises.
While ClubSwan realises that these values have always been the in-
spiration behind Swans, it also wishes to develop the passion and
the enjoyment these yachts bring their owners, their close friends
and those supporting the ongoing Swan legend by promoting the
Spirit of Swan.
ClubSwan intends to become a reference point for all its Members
offering supporting, qualiÀed services and outstanding opportu-
nities, while increasing the occasions for meetings and exchanges
Art. 2 The Club House
The Club House is located at the Yacht Club Segelsallskapet in Pi-
ClubSwan Members may use the Club House and take part in the
activities of the Yacht Club Segelsallskapet according to the regula-
tions of its charter.
Art. 3 Chair and Club Administration
ClubSwan is a non-proÀt making organisation, of unlimited dura-
The Chairman of Nautor’s Swan International shall be the Chair-
man of ClubSwan.
• The ClubSwan Chairman shall elect members of the Governing
Board from among the Members of ClubSwan
• The Governing Board shall consist of a maximum of six mem-
bers, including members of the Board of the Nautor Group, Full
ClubSwan Members and Advisory Members.
• The Chairman shall hold the casting vote.
• The Governing Board shall be convened by the Chairman or by at
least three members of the Board.
• The Governing Board shall set the rules and regulations for ClubSwan.
Art. 4 Membership
There are four Membership categories: Honorary, Advisory, Full
Honorary Members may be invited to join ClubSwan by the Gov-
erning Board, chosen from among outstanding personalities of the
international sailing world and those who continue to support the
Swan Legend and the values of ClubSwan all over the world.
The Governing Board shall nominate as Advisory Members those
who, by their efforts, ideas and commitment, have contributed to
the concept and foundation of ClubSwan and those who continue
to support and develop its mission.
Advisory Members shall choose among them a representative to
whom they report from time to time with comments and sugges-
tions to be conveyed to the Governing Board.
The Advisory Member representative will be invited to join the
Governing Board as one of its members.
The owner of a Swan yacht, from the moment of its acquisition
and throughout the whole period of its ownership, shall be a Full
Full Members wishing to remain members of ClubSwan after the
sale of their Swan may request to be switched to the category of
During the Àrst year of their membership, Full Members may re-
quest the introduction of four candidates to be admitted to the cat-
egory of Guest Member. During subsequent years, Full Members
may request the introduction of only two Guest Members per year.
Full Members wishing to introduce a Guest Member must forward
the request to the ClubSwan Secretary together with the relevant
Guest Members are primarily introduced by Full Members.
Guest Members can also be introduced by Honorary Members,
Advisory Members or members of the Governing Board without
Members wishing to introduce Guest Members must forward the
request to the ClubSwan Secretary, by means of the relevant form,
to be found on Nautor’s Swan web site, from our world wide net-
work of agents, or available on the occasion of ClubSwan events.
These requests are subject to the approval of the Governing
The title of Guest Member lasts two years and may be renewed
Clubswan Membership Card:
Each ClubSwan Member shall receive a Membership Card enabling
him or her to gain access to dedicated ClubSwan services, products
and privileges. This Membership Card must be produced on those
occasions necessitating access to reserved areas or participation.
• The Full Member’s Card is valid for the entire duration of the
ownership of the yacht.
• The Guest Member’s Card is valid for two years and is renewable.
• The Honorary Member’s Card is for life.
• The cards are strictly personal and are non transferable.
• The loss of a Membership Card must be communicated immedi-
ately by the owner in writing to the ClubSwan Secretary, who will
arrange for its replacement with a new one.
Art. 5 The Clubswan Secretary
ClubSwan has a Central Secretary to assist Members with their re-
quests for information and to handle the administration and co-
ordination of the club’s activities.
The ClubSwan Secretary directs and supports Members with all
service, assistance and after-sales information.
The ClubSwan Secretary is situated in the ofÀces of:
Nautor Med Srl / Lungarno delle Grazie 22 / 50122 Florence, Italy.
Tel. +39 055 2658223 Fax +39 055 288038.
Art. 6 Aims and Activities
ClubSwan intends to fulÀl the mission’s aims to the beneÀt of
its members, identifying outstanding opportunities, facilitating the
access and availability of qualiÀed services, promoting and sup-
porting events, activities and occasions for meeting.
This will also include privileged access and invitations to some
selected nautical fairs, yachting related events and boat launches.
1. The Racing OfÀce organises and promotes all the Swan related
sporting events (the Swan Regattas, the Challenges, the Classes etc.).
It supplies information about all the international sailing circuits and
provides advice to ClubSwan Members taking part in its activities.
The Racing OfÀce is situated in the ofÀces of:
Nautor Med Srl / Lungarno delle Grazie 22 / 50122 Florence, Italy.
Tel. +39 055 2658223 Fax +39 055 288038.
2. Reciprocal Programs: ClubSwan will identify some of the most
prominent Yacht Clubs and institutions around the world with
whom there are Reciprocal Agreements for the exchange of hos-
pitality, activities and privileges.
3. Privileged Hospitality at selected Marinas: some of the most
convenient marinas around the world will offer special and dedi-
cated beneÀts to ClubSwan Members.
4. Courtesy Desk: permanently established at the Central Secre-
tary OfÀce, the help desk serves for assistance, information and
direction to all after sales services and ClubSwan initiatives.
5. Participation in some activities and some services of ClubSwan
may involve the payment of a fee by Members.
Art. 7 Communication Clubswan Magazine and Website
The Club - Rules & Regulations
All communication between Members and the Club should prefer-
ably be by e-mail: email@example.com
All Members are kindly requested to inform the ClubSwan Secre-
tary of any address changes.
All ofÀcial ClubSwan communication is posted on the ClubSwan
section of the nautorswan.com web site.
ClubSwan periodically publishes the ClubSwan Magazine and the
Art. 8 Loss of Membership Status
Any Member of ClubSwan acting in an inappropriate manner or
behaving contrary to the principles and the spirit of ClubSwan is
liable to lose their Membership status at the discretion of the Gov-
Art. 9 Privacy Law and the Handling of Personal Data
The data supplied by Members of ClubSwan shall be treated ac-
cording to Italian Art. 13, Act 675/96.
This speciÀes that all data supplied by Members shall be stored elec-
tronically and used for the sole purpose of sending out informa-
tional material, promotions, publications and for requesting Mem-
bers’ opinions for use in internal statistical surveys.
The Nautor Med Srl, Marketing Division, is responsible for the han-
dling of this data.
Art. 13, Act 675/96 confers Members the right, for personal rea-
sons, to withdraw, integrate, amend, cancel, or forbid the handling
of such data, by writing to:
Nautor Med Srl, Marketing Division.
Lungarno delle Grazie 22 / 50122 Florence, Italy.
Art. 10 Limit of Liability
ClubSwan is a non-proÀt making initiative of Nautor’s Swan.
Neither ClubSwan, its ofÀcers or bodies, nor any of the companies
of the Nautor Med Srl has any obligation or liability towards Mem-
bers of ClubSwan in connection with their Membership or their
participation in the ClubSwan initiatives.
Consulting the charts on
the following pages will
allow you to Ànd ClubSwan
recommended Yacht Clubs,
Service Centres and Marinas
at a glance. Use the Charts
to Ànd the reference number
and colour associated with the
organisation you are interested
in, then look up its description
in the appropriate section of
This Directory is not a navigational tool. Always refer to ofÀcial Charts, Almanacs and Pilot Books. To be used for reference only.
Yacht Clubs 88
Belgium 86 90 91
7. Royal Belgian Sailing Club Zeebrugge
11. Norddeutscher Regatta Verein
13. Royal Cork Yacht Club
22. Monte Real Club de Yates
24. Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club
25. Royal Swedish Yacht Club
27. Royal Ocean Racing Club
C. Oy Yxpila Boat Yard Ab 46°
E. Flensburger Yacht Service GmbH
J. Nautor's Swan Benelux
M. Långedragsteknik AB
N. Sune Carlsson Båtvarv Ab
United Kingdom 38°
O. Irving & Lilley 62
12. Royal Belgian Sailing Club Zeebrugge
13. VVW Nieuwpoort vzw Marina
20. Marina Sonwik
36. Dun Laoghaire Marina
37. Howth Yacht Club Marina
38. Kilrush Creek Marina
Charts - North Sea & East Atlantic
Netherlands 85. East Cowes Marina
56. Marina Seaport IJmuiden 86. Falmouth Marina
87. Gosport Marina
Portugal 88. Ocean Village Marina
60. Marina de Cascais 89. Port Hamble Marina
61. Marina de Lagos 90. Port Pendennis Marina
62. Porto Santo Marina 91. Queen Anne's Battery
63. Marina Quinta do Lorde 92. Southsea Marina
93. Bangor Marina
United Kingdom 94. Craobh Marina
82. Berthon Lymington Marina 95. Kip Marina
83. Brighton Marina 96. Silvers Marine Ltd
84. Chichester Marina 97. Troon Yacht Haven
Yacht Clubs K
10. Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez
14. Catania, Circolo Nautico di Catania
15. Palermo, Soc. Canottieri
16. Porto Cervo, YC Costa Smeralda
17. Genoa, YC Italiano
18. Punta Ala, YC Punta Ala
23. Real CN de Barcelona
D. Nautor Villefranche
G. Marina Sant'Andrea
H. La Marina di Scarlino
K. Project 3 Sixty
18. Marina Dalmacija
39. Base Nautica Flavio Gioia
40. Marina di Portisco
41. Marina di Porto Ottiolu
42. Marina di Porto Rotondo
43. Marina di Portorosa
44. Marina Porto Antico
45. Marine Sifredi
46. Porto Lotti
47. Marina Sant'Andrea
70. Marina Port de Mallorca
71. Puerto Calero
68. Marina Izola
69. Marina Portoroz
5° 10° 16°
Charts - Mediterranean West
D 46 6
12. The Yacht Club of Greece
26. Atakoy Marina Yacht Club 34°
19. Abu Tig Marina
21. Flisvos Marina
22. Gouvia Marina
23. Kalamata Marina
24. Kos Marina
25. Lefkas Marina
26. Marina of Aghios Nikolaos
27. Porto Carras Marina
28. Sani Marina
29. Zea Marina
52. Manoel Island Marina
74. Milta Bodrum Marina
75. Nestel Marina
76. Port Gocek
77. Setur Ayvalik Marina
78. Setur Cesme Marina
79. Setur Finike Marina
80. Setur KalamÖs and Fenerbahçe Marina
81. Setur Kusadasi Marina
1. Antigua Yacht Club Marina
2. Falmouth Harbour Marina
British Virgin Island
8. Bitter End Yacht Club
A. Antigua Rigging Ltd
1. Antigua Yacht Club Marina
2. Falmouth Harbour Marina
3. Jolly Harbour Marina
7. Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour
8. Cape Eleuthera Resort and Yacht Club
9. Grand Bahama Yacht Club/ Port Lucaya Marina
10. Treasure Cay Marina
11. Port Saint Charles
British Virgin Islands
14. Bitter End Yacht Club
15. Village Cay Marina
16. Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor
30. Martin's Marina
31. Port Louis
32. Marina Bas-du-Fort
64. The Marina at Marigot Bay
98. Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center
3. Yacht Club Argentino
4. Yacht Club Puerto Madero
9. Club Nautico Cartagena
21. Vallarta Yacht Club
P. Jamestown Boat Yard 54
Q. Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc.
R. Brewer Cove Haven Marina 10°
S. Brewer Pilots Point Marina
T. Wayfarer Marine Co.
17. Club Nautico Cartagena
53. Baja Naval Boatyard and Marina
54. Paradise Village Marina
99. Brewer Bruce & Johnson's Marina
100. Brewer Capri Marina
101. Brewer Cove Haven Marina
102. Brewer Dauntless Shipyard 30°
103. Brewer Fiddler's Cove Marina
104. Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina
105. Brewer Pilots Point Marina
106. Brewer Plymouth Marine
107. Brewer Sakonnet Marina
108. Brewer South Freeport Marine
109. Brewer Stirling Harbor Marina
110. Brewer Stratford Marina
111. Brewer Wickford Cove Marina
112. Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett
113. Brewer Yacht Yard at Glen Cove
114. Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport
115. Brewer Yacht Yard at Mystic
116. Jamestown Boat Yard
117. New England Boatworks and East Passage Yachting Center
118. Newport Shipyard
119. Shelter Island Marina
120. Wayfarer Marine Co.
R P 99-105
Charts - North & South America
5. Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
6. The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
19. Kansai Yacht Club
20. Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
B. Noakes Boat and Shipyard 65
F. Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club
I. Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
L. Penguin Shipyard International
4. d'Albora Marina Nelson Bay
5. Fremantle Sailing Club
6. Mackay Marina Village and Shipyard
33. Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club
34. Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club
35. Bali Marina
48. Admiral Marina Leisure Club
49. Rebak Island Resort
50. Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
51. Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club
57. Gulf Harbour Marina
58. Opua Marina
59. Marina Taina
Charts - Australia & Far East
5 5 B
20 50 51
65. The Wharf Hotel and Marina
66. One° 15 Marina Club
67. RafÁes Marina
72. Royal Phuket Marina
73. Yacht Haven Marina
For your convenience, the
ClubSwan Directory has been
divided into Àve different
navigation areas: North Sea &
East Atlantic, Mediterranean,
Florida and the Caribbean,
North & South America, and
Australia & the Far East.
In the following pages we
have compiled a series of
distance tables for each of
these areas, which highlight
the main ports of call.
Distance Tables - Australia & Far East
3786 4256 Portland Vic
8844 2717 5076 Port Victoria
5973 2756 5222 5320 Shanghai
6520 548 3869 3111 2215 Singapore
3313 4902 681 5739 4573 4361 Sydney*
5155 3449 5012 6013 1055 2908 4363 Tokyo
5142 3437 5000 6001 1043 2896 4350 22 Yokohama
Distances in NM
The following section
provides a list of useful
navigation resources, from
meteo sites, to distance
calculators, to a glossary of
wind names throughout the
world. Also included are three
sky charts and a link to a
website where you can create
Grib is the software used worldwide to transfer weather patterns
between international meteo centres. Designed to minimise Àle
size, it gives information based on latitude and longitude and
is therefore easily applied to maps. It can be downloaded and
used on any laptop running the appropriate Windows software.
It is ideal for yacht’s low bandwidth reception because forecasts
for several days can be sent in an e-mail attachment of a few kb
when just one synoptic chart from an ordinary website takes up
After downloading a free Windows software called Ugrib, grib.
us users can customise their Grib information which is then
updated every six hours to provide a seven day forecast. This site
Meteo sites gives direct access to grib.us servers and is ideal for low band-
The diffusion of web based width users such as yachts.
meteo sites and navigational www.raymarine.com
aids in the last few years has Raytech software, downloadable from the Raytech Navigator
brought sailors a previously webpage (click on Customer Support), can be installed
unimaginable amount of on any computer running Windows. This software is the Grib
weather information. This source for those who use Raytech Navigator and runs seamlessly
selection of sites comes with with onboard Raymarine Seatalk networks.
the recommendation of Swan
sailors and owners. www.bandg.com
The B&G company has developed a new product called Deck-
man which adds Grib information to its traditional tactical and
routing software. Deckman has an animation feature which al-
lows users to watch weather patterns developing over a seven-day
forecast. An “Optimum Routing” option plans routes avoid-
ing areas with waves predicted to be larger than a user-deÀned
Appropriately dubbed “Internet services for the bandwidth
impaired,” Saildocs is an e-mail based service which provides
straightforward Grib information. Supported by Snailmail and
running on Viewfax, Saildocs guarantees low bandwidth require-
ments and can run via radio e-mail.
Supplied directly by Snailmail, Viewfax is another Grib software
that requires minimum bandwidth and is compatible with down-
loads via radio e-mail. It also now supports downloads directly
On top of its usual marine meteo information, Meteofrance is
developing Navimail, a mail based, low bandwidth service that
will supply Grib and other meteo information. This free soft-
ware, still under beta development, will include a Mac version.
Global Weather Sites
This German site charts every imaginable weather condition
including wave height, wind speed at 10 mt altitude and more for
up to 126h ahead. It also provides links to 5 weatherfax serv-
ices. GFS Meteograms are available for more proÀcient weather
Navigation Resources - Meteo Sites
Originally created for wind and kitesurfers, this site has become
an international reference point accessible in 19 languages. Look
here for detailed weather and wind direction forecasts for coastal
locations around the world. Access to this site’s more advanced
features require a WindPro subscription.
A professional but expensive global meteo site which offers map
services and direct contact with routers. Skippers can submit
proposed routes and discuss options which will allow them to
maximise cruise speed while staying out of the worst weather.
This site provides links to weather sites. Useful and simple, it lists
its links by geographical area, language and technical scope.
This site is dedicated exclusively to sailors. Well organised and
easy to navigate, it allows users to view charts, which are divided
following geographical areas, directly from their computers. Un-
fortunately, it has a high bandwidth requirement.
This pay-to-view site provides extremely accurate wind charts
with various animation options and meteograms for speciÀc loca-
tions. Also available is a Grib service with its own free download-
able software (Windows and Vista only.)
Baltic Sea & Gulf of Bothnia
The Finnish Meteorological Institute’s website has an interesting
shipping section with gale warnings graphically displayed on a
map. Fully accessible in English, it also provides four-day weather
The Swedish Meteorological Centre’s website is available in Eng-
lish and supplies abundant information on local weather condi-
tions and wave height and period. Its ice charts are updated daily
and in the summer it includes data on algae observation.
North Sea, English Channel and North Atlantic
The BBC’s weather site contains shipping bulletins, buoy ob-
servations, tide tables, Atlantic weather charts, surf reports and
coastal forecasts. An interesting feature is the “inshore water
forecast” which observes the Thames Estuary up to London.
Prepared for England’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA),
the Met OfÀce website is user friendly and easy to navigate. Its
“marine weather” section gives fast access to gale warnings for
both inshore and offshore areas making it a complete resource
Full of detailed text and graphic forecasts for the whole of the
North Atlantic, the US National Weather Service’s website offers
forecasts in both text and chart format. An interesting map-to-
text feature allows users to click on a speciÀc region and retrieve
its forecast in text. The division of coastal regions is extremely
detailed: the area from Manhattan to Long Island, for example, is
divided into nine separate marine areas.
Hosted by the Italian magazine Nautica, Eurometeo provides a
variety of weather information. Its most useful feature is a link to
Italian marine forecasts and weather information.
This is an Italian weather site with a marine section under the
heading “Venti e Mari”. It includes coastal observations for hun-
dreds of locations in Italy and a seven-day graphic forecast for
the seas around Italy, Croatia, and Greece.
While this Spanish site does not have a speciÀc marine section, it
does have a wide variety of observations and forecasts for Spain’s
coastal areas including the Balearic and Canary Islands.
Poseidon, the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research’s website, has
a sailing section in English. Look here for Àve-day charts for
both wind speed and wave height. The waters around Greece are
divided into Àve different areas for detailed and reliable informa-
The Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia’s web-
site has Aladin/HR 72h forecast maps which display wind speed,
surface pressure, precipitation and wind dynamical adaptation for
Istria and Kvarner, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik.
West Atlantic and Caribbean
The “Atlantic and Caribbean” section of this site provides both
text and graph forecasts for the offshore areas of New
England, the Mid, Southwest and North Atlantic, and the
Caribbean Sea. Each of these areas is subdivided into dozens
of coastal regions which allows for precise and detailed marine
One of the few weather sites dedicated exclusively to the Carib-
bean, caribwx provides local forecasts but, unfortunately, has no
speciÀc take on sailing or marine routing.
The Bureau of Meteorology of Australia’s website has an inter-
active map which allows access to text forecasts for all Australian
marine zones. Look here for High Seas map forecasts for seven
areas around Australia, including Antarctica.
A powerful marine calculator, Dataloy has a current database of
6500 ports and harbours worldwide. Users can also upload new
harbours and marinas and suggest updates to the data base. This
site is very easy to use: just enter a “start” and an “end” port:
Dataloy will then calculate the route and waypoints. Total mileage
and headings for each portion of the route are displayed and if
an average speed is entered Dataloy will also display the estimat-
ed time of voyage. Alternatively, you can use Dataloy to plan a
route with up to eight different stopovers. Recreational sailors are
allowed free access from 19.00 to 24.00 GMT daily.
This is the Great Circle Line’s marine distance calculator. A trial
version can be downloaded, but there is no free access area for
More of an intellectual pastime than a practical navigation tool,
the various scripts on this page provide Great Circle Distance
and bearing calculators based on the Haversine formula for the
shortest distances between two points on the earth’s surface.
Look here for initial, midpoint and Ànal bearings along a speciÀc
route. Clearly, this tool does not apply to short routes.
Alizé Maritime (W. Central Africa)
Bise (Switzerland, Lake Geneva)
Boreas (Ancient Greece)
Etesian (Greece and Turkey)
Harmattan (Central Africa)
Khazri (Absheron Peninsula of
North Westerly Azerbaijan)
Zonda (Pampas, Argentina) Matacabras (Spain)
Bad-I-Sad-O-Bist-Roz Maestro (Adriatic Sea)
(Afghanistan) Mistral (South of France)
Barat (Celebes Islands) Norte (Gulf of Mexico)
World Wind Names Canterbury Northwester (New Papagayos (Costa Rica)
Zealand) Tehuantepecer (Mexico)
Cers (Southern France) Tramontana (Italy)
Maestrale (Thirrenian Sea) Tramontane (France)
Mistral (Southern and
Poniente (Straits of Gibraltar)
Shamal (Iraq and Persian Gulf)
Vardar (Northern Greece,
Chinook (Rocky Mountains,
Vendavel (Strait of Gibraltar)
Zephyr (Ancient Greece)
Fremantle Doctor (Western
Minuano (Southern Brazil)
Monsoon (Eastern Equatorial
Suahili (Persian Gulf)
Vendaval (Straits of Gibraltar
and Southern Spain)
Alize (Central Africa and
Navigation Resources - Wind Names
Black Nor’Easter (Australia)
Bora (Norteast Italy)
Helm Wind (Cumbria,
Matanuska (Alaska, United
N’Ashi (Iranian coast of the Easterly
Persiam Gulf) Bali (Java)
Nor’Easter (New England, Bentu de Soli (Sardinia)
United States) Chergui (Morocco)
Purga (Tundra) Eurus (Ancient Greece)
Santa Ana (California, United Leste (Madeira)
States) Levante (Italy)
Tehuano (Southern Mexico) Puelche (Argentina)
Tokalau (Fiji) Squamish (British Columbia,
Sukhovey (Gobi Desert,
Taky (Alaska, United States)
Viento de Levante (Strait of
Abroholos (South East Brazil)
Autan (South West France)
Calima (Canary Islands)
Cape Doctor (South Africa)
Khamsin (North Africa and
Southerly Eastern Mediterranean)
Favonius (Ancient Greece) Knik Wind (Alaska, United
Gilavar (Absheron Peninsula States)
of Azerbaijan) Kona (Hawaii)
Mezzogiorno (Italy) Kosava (Serbia)
Ostro (Italy) Leveche (Southwest Spain)
Quas (Persian Gulf) Marin (Southern France)
Southerly Buster (Australia) Sharki (Persian Gulf)
Viento del Sur (Cantabrian Sirokos (Greece)
Region, Northern Spain) Scirocco (Italy)
The night sky changes by the minute be that a minute of time,
latitude, or longitude. These pages, courtesy of www.ap-i.net/
skychart, a beta software for Mac and Windows, are images of
the constellations and planets as seen from Antigua, Pietarsaari,
and Palma de Mallorca on August 15th.
Navigation Resources - Sky Charts, Palma de Mallorca
For many Swan owners, a
maiden voyage from the
boatyard in Pietarsaari to a
port in the Mediterranean is
an ideal opportunity to get to
know their new yachts.
With these voyages in mind,
we have prepared three
itineraries. Look to the
following pages for charts
of the suggested routes and
advice on hotels, restaurants,
sights and shops along the
1. Coastal route
For boats under 90 feet,
this is a safe route. The Kiel
ship canal offers a pleasant
shortcut, reducing the journey
by 280 nautical miles and
bringing you straight out into
the North Sea. Make a short
stop on England's south coast
before continuing towards the
2. Direct route D
For boats over 90 feet or
for those who want to enjoy Cork
stopovers in Copenhagen or
Marstrand, this is the route to
take. Sail around the Jutland
Peninsula before making your
passage through the North Sea
and into the south. Plymouth Hamble
3. Longest route
If time is on your side, take this
route via Norway's spectacular Saint-Malo
fjords. You could then cruise
over the top of Great Britain
and explore the magniÀcent
Hebrides before continuing
your voyage south through the
Irish Sea, stopping in Dublin or
Cork along the way.
Itineraries from Pietarsaari to Palma
The Strait of Gibraltar is just
7.7 miles wide and separates
the continents of Europe and
Africa. Being the entrance to
the Mediterranean from the A Coruña
Atlantic, it is very tidal and can
be windy. I suggest stopping
in Gibraltar, a town with an Bilbao
interesting and varied history.
Itineraries from Pietarsaari to Palma
Also known by its Swedish Built on 14 islands around
name, Jacobstad, this small one of Europe’s largest and
Finnish city is one of the sail- best-preserved mediaeval city
ing boat building capitals of centres, the Swedish capital is
the world. stunning and varied. Regal, ele-
gant and intriguing, Stockholm
is one of the world's most lib-
eral, progressive, and demo-
cratic cities, home both to well-
preserved antiques and the best
of contemporary design.
What to see The Stadshotellet
Whatever the route, there
will always be a port of call, Located in a historic building in
a place to rest, relax, and the centre of town, this hotel
prepare for the following leg has a restaurant and a sauna.
of the journey. Here we have The Hotel Epoque
collected the best of each of Also in the centre of town is
the stops along our recom- this business hotel with restau-
mended routes: look here for rant. Hotels
suggestions on hotels, restau- Horse lovers might like to stay Located in central Stockholm
rants, bars, shops and cultural outside town at the B&B at Fä- The Grand Hôtel Stockholm
sites that will make your cruise
bodavägen Stable. opened in 1874. Its restaurant
has a Michelin star.
Itineraries by Clare Mahon Restaurants First Hotel Reisen is a Àve-star
The Faboda Restaurant is open in hotel on the waterfront of
July and August and serves Àne Old Stockholm close to the
cuisine. Royal Palace. Several rooms
Sushi Mai serves Japanese food- offer harbour views while oth-
well north of the border! ers feature private saunas and
Bars Hotel Hellsten is located in the
The Friend's Bar is recommend- heart of Stockholm in a build-
ed by the malt whiskey associa- ing from 1898. Furnished with
tion of Finland. Swedish farm antiques and
Asian pieces, some rooms have
Sights original tile stoves.
The Jakobstad Museum, Dame The Lady Hamilton Hotel is a ro-
Westman's Cottage, and the mantic hotel next to the Royal
Runeberg Cottage are all lovely Palace in Stockholm’s Old
houses which are open to the Town. The hotel is decorated
public. throughout with a collection of
charming Swedish antiques.
Finnish design is to be found Restaurants
at galleriAnn and at the Misto Operakällaren Located opposite
Lifestyle Shop. the Royal Palace, this restau-
rant's elegant décor is reminis-
cent of a royal court banquet
at the turn of the 20th century.
It serves northern delicacies
such as eel, reindeer, salmon design with collections of Located in southern Sweden,
and game. There is also a cigar paintings, sculpture, drawings, Malmo is the country's third
room. Dress appropriately. engravings, applied art and largest city and is linked to
Itineraries - Pietarsaari / Stockholm / Malmo
Paul and Norbert In a patrician modern design. Copenhagen, Denmark by the
residence dating from 1873, Hallwylska Museet A private Oresund bridge.
this small restaurant is one of palace with valuable collec-
the Ànest and most innovative tions of art, handicrafts and
in Stockholm. everyday household items. On
entering, you feel as if you are
going back a century in time.
Steninge Palace and Cultural Center
is one of Sweden's best pre-
served Baroque palaces and
is located on Lake Mälaren. Hotels
Exhibitions are held in the Mäster Johan Hotel This com-
Cultural Centre located in the fortable hotel lies in the heart
stone barn. of town.
Shopping Scandic Hotel Kramer Since 1875
Svenskt Tenn Designer Josef this château-style building is
Frank worked here for more one of Malmö's landmark ho-
than thirty years. An excellent tels.
source for modernist furniture Elite Hotel Savoy This hotel
and design. dates back to the 14th centu-
Modernity is a world-famous ry. Rooms have been restored
shop for furniture, glassware, while preserving the hotel's
lighting and jewellery by 20th- classic decor.
century greats such as Alvar Hotel Duxiana offers its guests a
Aalto, Josef Frank, Arne Jacob- chance to shop for a bed while
sen and Bruno Mathsson. sleeping: all beds are made by
Nordiska galleriet Verner Pan- the Dux company, which also
ton’s plastic chair, Le Corbus- owns and operates the hotel.
ier’s black leather couch, Alvar
Aalto’s Savoy vase, at the Nor- Restaurants
diska galleriet you will Ànd the Årstiderna I Kockska Huse is lo-
best architect-designed furni- cated in a building built in 1523
ture from Scandinavia. in the city's historic centre. With
Konsthantverkana Rumour has vaulted brick ceilings and medi-
it that the Swedish royal fam- eval detailing, the décor is evoca-
ily shops here. Run by a union tive of a different era. Menu items
of 166 Swedish designers and are seasonal.
artists, the shop sells silver, ce- Johan P This bustling seafood
ramics, crockery and textiles. restaurant serves and prepares
Solgarden For those who really the best Àsh that can be found
care about luxury linens. The at Malmo's neighbouring Saluhall
shop was designed to look like or food market.
a neoclassical country house. Anno 1900 serves home-style
The linens sold here are heir- Swedish food in a turn-of-the-
loom pieces to cherish for century setting. A garden is open
originality and loveliness. in warm weather.
Översten Located on the top Áoor
Sights of a skyscraper, this restaurant
Nationalmuseum Sweden’s lead- serves Swedish food in a room
ing museum of Àne art and with a view.
Shopping Copenhagen, the Danish capi- imports Àsh and shellÀsh three
The Form Design Centre has a tal, is also one of the world's times a week from Greenland,
shopping area with boutiques capitals for contemporary de- Iceland, and the Faroe Islands.
that sell upscale handicrafts sign. Linked to Malmo in Swe- While the décor is simple, the
and Swedish design. den by the Oresund bridge, it clientele is star-studded.
is one of the most important Krogs Fiskerestaurant
centres in Scandinavia. This seafood restaurant's
building dates from 1789 when
it opened as a Àsh shop. The
canal-side plaza where Àsher-
men moored their boats is now
the site of the restaurant's out-
Juvelerare Hugo Nilsson This Hotels Located in a house built in
shop, established in 1927, Hotel d'Angleterre 1698 this restaurant has re-
features some of the most fa- With 250 years of history, ceived two Michelin stars. The
mous names in Danish jewel- the d'Angleterre is one of the menu, changed every 2 weeks
lery making including Georg oldest deluxe bastions in the and according to the season,
Jensen, Rauff, and Ole Lyn- world. Built as a club for Eng- offers both classical dishes and
ggaard. Jewellery by Finnish lish merchants before its trans- innovative selections.
designers is also sold. formation into a hotel in 1805,
it has kept abreast of the times Shopping
Sights with modern comforts. Georg Jensen is legendary for
The Öresund Bridge, which links Hotel Skt. Petri its silver. This store features
Malmo to Copenhagen, is the If the d'Angleterre is too staid Jensen hollow ware and gold
longest border-crossing bridge for you, slip in through the and silver jewellery in tradi-
in the world. back door here to avoid the tional and modern Danish de-
Malmöhus Castle is the oldest paparazzi: for the world's fash- signs.
remaining Renaissance castle ionistas and designers, this is a Royal Copenhagen Porcelain was
in Scandinavia. Today, Malmo's mandatory stopover. Modern founded in 1775. Their designs
Art Museum, the City Museum Danish design is showcased are traditional and collectible.
and a Natural History Museum here, and musicians, artists, There's a selection of seconds
can all be found in the castle's and actors are frequently spot- on the top Áoor, and visitors
buildings. ted at the hotel's fashionable are welcome at the factory.
Bar Rouge and Brasserie Bleu. Illums Bolighus A centre for
71 Nyhavn modern Danish design, this is
Few people dream of sleeping a showcase for furnishings, ac-
in a warehouse until they check cessories, jewellery and cloth-
in here. Located on the cor- ing.
ner between the harbour and
Nyhavn Canal, this building Sights
housed everything from bales Founded by the owner of the
of cotton to spices. Today the Carlsberg beer company the
restored red-brick structure Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is one of
is one of the most successful Europe's great art museums.
examples of architectural recy-
cling in the Danish capital.
Noma Located in an antique
stone-sided warehouse, this
showcase of Nordic cuisine
Antiquities are on the main and The city of Kiel, located at The Restaurant im Schloss, set
ground Áoors, the Egyptian the south end of the Kieler in a park, is the most elegant
and Etruscan collections are Förde, is capital of the Land restaurant in Kiel. Reserve a
outstanding; the most notable of Schleswig-Holstein and a window table that opens onto
piece is a prehistoric rendering university town. The Kiel Ca- the harbour.
of a hippopotamus. The mod- nal is a 61 mile (98 km) long
ern section has both an exten- canal that links the North Sea Bars
at Brunsbüttel to the Baltic Sea
Itineraries - Copenhagen / Kiel
sive collection of French Im- The Kieler Bräuerei brews and
pressionist masterpieces and at Kiel-Holtenau. By using this serves their own medium-dark
Danish art. canal boats save time and avoid beer.
Statens Museum for Kunst is the storm-prone seas.
largest museum in Denmark. Sights
Most of the museum's collec- The Schiffahrtsmuseum traces the
tion was originally acquired by history of the harbour, local
the kings of Denmark. shipbuilding and seafaring. The
Created in 1843, the Tivoli Gar- Museumshafen displays historic
dens are Àlled with schmaltz ships. Kiel also has a restored
and gaiety. Features include World War II submarine, U-
thousands of Áowers, a merry- Boot 995.
go-round of Viking ships, an
Arabian fantasy palace, a Chi-
nese pantomime theatre and a
Ferris wheel. The latest attrac-
tion is the biggest roller coaster
The Steigenberger Conti-Hansa Ho-
tel Located between the edge
of the harbour and a park, this
hotel is well maintained, mod-
ern and comfortable.
The Hotel Kieler Yacht Club offers
guest facilities. It's in a classi-
cal building at the back of the
harbour and has an adjoining
Hotel Birke is a 10-min drive
from the city and is surround-
ed by woods and thatched
farmhouses. The hotel has a
spa and restaurant.
Restaurant Jakob is in the lobby
of the Conti-Hansa Hotel and
has views over the harbour.
Cosmopolitan and just a few
steps from the waterfront,
Quam offers cuisine that draws
on the traditions of Europe
Flensburg is Germany's most The Flensburg Museum Shipyard Located on the southwest
northerly port. Situated amongst shows how the sail freighters coast, this is the second larg-
wooded hills at the innermost and boats typically used for est city in Sweden. While some
tip of the Flensburger Forde, it trade and Àshing on the Baltic of Sweden's largest industries
is a 700 year-old harbour town Sea were built. The wooden are based here, it is also a busy
which was formerly a hub for boardwalk of the Museum- port and university town. With
the rum trade. The heart of the shafen is both the centrepiece barely half a million inhabit-
city, or Altstadt, is especially at- of the historic harbour and a ants, it has 25 theatres, 18 mu-
tractive. living exhibition of traditional seums and Michelin-starred
Baltic commercial sailing ves- restaurants.
The Dittmers Gasthof Hotel is Hotels
located just a stroll away from The Elite Plaza Hotel is housed
the pedestrian zone in the Old in a 1889 building. Expect high
Town and the harbour. stucco ceilings, mosaic Áoors
The Tulip Inn is located right on and a formal atmosphere.
the harbour, close to the city's Built in 1859, The Hotel Best
historic centre. Western Eggers has stained-glass
The Ringhotel Wassersleben is windows, wood panelling and a
outside town, near the Dan- distinct sense of history. In the
ish border. The hotel is right dining room gilt leather tap-
on the beach, next to a sailing estry and polished mahogany
club, and is Áanked by wood- evoke the 19th century, a per-
lands. fect backdrop for the classic
Swedish dishes served here.
Restaurants The Radisson SAS Scandinavia
Restaurant im alten Speicher is lo- Hotel is built around a large
cated in a historic building in greenhouse-style atrium. Lo-
the heart of the old city and cated in the heart of the city,
serves traditional northern the hotel is walking distance
German cuisine. from shopping and landmarks.
The Bellevue is right on the wa-
ter, at the centre of the port. Restaurants
Porterhouse im Gnomenkeller is in Fond is patronized by the
a vaulted basement. town's gourmets and has won
a Michelin star. Light Scandi-
Museums navian wood furnishings form
The Flensburg Maritime Museum a backdrop for the cooking
is situated in the old customs which reÁects the personality
building on the harbour. It has and style of the chef. Select a
a collection of model ships, table with a view over the Av-
navigation instruments and sea enue to watch the world go by.
charts and a section dedicated Restaurant 28+ features the
to telling the story of how rum most imaginative cuisine in
found its way to Flensburg Gothenburg. This intimate
from the West Indies. and stylish restaurant sits in
the pantheon of Gothenburg's Marstrand is a trafÀc-free sum- Sights
great restaurants. mer resort town on an island Constructed at the summit of
Sjömagasinet is the most elegant in western Sweden. While the Marstrand island, Carlsten For-
seafood restaurant in town. Swedish royal family has vaca- tress is in a picturesque setting
Located about 4km (2.5 miles) tioned here for generations, to- and has beautiful views. The
from the centre in a former day Marstrand is also a popular Marstrand Church was origi-
warehouse, today it is a place sailing resort. nally a Franciscan monastery
to enjoy the freshest seafood
amid dozens of nautical arti-
Göteborgs Konstmuseum's collec-
tion of 19th- and 20th-century
Swedish art is vast, but it also
possesses a trove of Dutch and
Flemish art from the 1600s,
Italian and Spanish art from Hotels and probably dates back to the
the 1500s to the 1700s, and The Grand Hotell Marstrand was 13th century.
French painting from the 19th built at the end of the 19th
and 20th centuries. century to provide Swedish Shopping
Located on the harbour, Mar- high society with accommoda- Södra Strandverket is an old fort
itiman consists of 19 ships, tion. The hotel's recent renova- where a group of artists and
boats and barges including tion has preserved its original craftsmen exhibit and sell their
the destroyer Småland, still architecture and charm and its work.
equipped with guns and tor- restaurant is one of the best in Från Arktis till Afrika is a little
pedoes. Designed to be as au- town. shop stocked with beaded san-
thentic a maritime experience Båtellet offers charming yet af- dals and other exotic oddities
as possible. fordable accommodation by from Africa and India. Here
In the Botaniska Trädgården you the northern entrance to the you will also Ànd an African
admire the beauty of nature Marstrand harbour. restaurant and guesthouse.
at every turn. In spring, the Villa Maritime was built on
Rhododendron Valley is one the quay in 1982 and has well-
of the most stunning sights equipped Áats with kitchens.
of Gothenburg. The splendid
Rock Garden features ponds, Restaurants
rugged rocks, cliffs and a cas- Bergs Konditori has been a
cade. Marstrand institution since the
beginning of the 20th century.
Shopping It has dockside tables and its
C.J. Josephssons Glas & Porslin own bakery which makes love-
has been selling Swedish glass ly sandwiches and pastries.
and porcelain since 1866. Marstrands Wärdshus is on a
A palatial ex-bank on Västra dockside terrace where you
Hamngatan now houses An- can have barbecue, lobster and
tikhallarna, the Antique Halls. shrimp.
The largest permanent an- Societetshuset Marstrand was built
tiques and collectors' market in 1886 and renovated in 2005.
in Scandinavia, here you'll Ànd Once a meeting place for Swe-
around 30 shops with all kinds den's high society, it is now the
of collectables. town's most dazzling restau-
rant and dancehall.
Thanks to riches brought in Vertshuset Mat & Vinhus IJmuiden sprang into existence
by "black gold," Stavanger This restaurant is in an early- in 1870 after the North Sea
has gone from being a herring 19th-century wooden house Canal was dug to connect the
Itineraries - Marstrand / Stavanger / IJmuiden
Àshing seaport to being the on a street running parallel to IJ bay of Amsterdam to the
bustling oil capital of south- the old port. Lunches feature North Sea. Heavily bombed in
ern Norway. Set in beautiful dishes such as Nordic meat- the Second World War, the city
fjord and mountain country, balls and Àlet of reindeer while still has some interesting indus-
it still retains its old fashioned dinners are more elaborate. trial buildings.
The Stavanger Museum is com-
posed of Àve different build-
ings. Two of these, Ledaal and
Breidablikk, are shipowner/
merchant's mansions with
original interior furnishings.
The Norsk Oljemuseum is a much-
photographed landmark rising Hotels
Hotels directly from the waters of the Holiday Inn IJmuiden Seaport
Skagen Brygge Hotell harbour. This museum docu- Beach is just 150 metres from
This charming Norwegian- ments how oil was discovered the beach and is surrounded by
owned hotel has a harbour off the coast of Norway, for- the Kennemermeer park and
front location in the centre of ever changing the country. the yacht harbour.
historic Stavanger. Rooms in Gamle Stavanger is northern The Hotel Augusta is in an old
the original 19th-century brick Europe's largest settlement of building near the beaches and
building are comfortable and old wooden houses. A walk Àshing docks.
cosy. More dramatic and pan- through the narrow streets of The Hotel Kennemerhof is in the
oramic are the big-windowed "Old Stavanger" with its more centre of town.
accommodations in the newer than 170 buildings from the
section. late 18th century and early 19th Restaurants
Radisson SAS Royal Hotel century is a memorable experi- The Restaurant Augusta is one
This modern hotel's rooms ence. of the best in town.
rise around an atrium-style Both the Ijmond and the Kop
lobby that's outÀtted with pale Shopping van de Haven serve traditional
oak panelling. The eight suites Helgi Joensen's sculptural pew- Dutch food.
here, with separate sitting areas ter pieces make good heir-
and business-class amenities, loom gifts. A visit here is also a Sights
are the best in the city. chance to explore the studio of Fort Ijmuiden was built at the
a working artist. end of the 19th century as
Restaurants Stavanger Glassblåseri and Mingar an advanced position of the
Bølgen & Moi Walker Glass are glass blowing Defence Line of Amsterdam.
Located on the pier of The studios where you can both When the Northern Locks
Norsk Oljemuseum this restau- watch pieces being made and were built, the Fort was sepa-
rant has a beautiful view over buy the end product. rated from the shore and is
Ryfylke. At Linloftet you can buy linens, now situated on an island.
Bilbao Located in a 1860 clap- bouquets and wreaths. The Sea and Port Museum shows
board house in Stavanger's town the history of the North Sea
centre, this restaurant has two Canal and has realistic rep-
dining venues. The basement- resentations of port towing
level bodega is casual; more for- services, salvage and transpor-
mal and stylish is the restaurant tation.
upstairs where a view over the You can also tour the German
pond adds to the allure. bunker complexes from World
War II. During the tour you Bergen is also called “the city Ned's
will learn about the construc- among the seven mountains” This small restaurant is within
tion, purpose and function of although locals argue as to what was once the Àsh market.
various types of bunkers. which seven those are. There Intimate and stylish, it has an
are mountains, fjords, and gla- outdoor terrace on the har-
Shopping ciers and in the summer the bour.
Immediately to the north of sun shines all night long.
IJmuiden is Beverwijk, an attrac- Sights
tive town home to the famous Bergen Art Museum
Beverwijkse Bazaar. This week- Overlooking Lille Langegard
end Áea market draws some Lake, the museum is devoted
80,000 visitors each week. to both Norwegian and inter-
national art. The collection is
known for its Greek and Rus-
sian icons and Dutch paintings.
Edvard Munch and Paul Klee
Hotels are also well represented.
Clarion Collection Hotel Havne- Troldhaugen was the summer
kontoret Right on the Bryggen villa of composer Edvard
harbour front, the hotel was Grieg. The Victorian house
created from the historic Ber- still contains his furniture and
gen Port Authority. Book one paintings and his Steinway pi-
of the tower rooms for the ano is used at concerts.
view. Bergen's old quayside, Bryggen
Solstrand Hotel & Bad is on UNESCO's list of World
This resort dates back to 1896. Heritage sites.
Located outside the city beside
a fjord, its amenities include Shopping
use of rowing boats as well as Prydkunst-Hjertholm
access to a 9-hole golf course. This outlet for glassware, ce-
Augustin Hotel ramics and textiles purchases
The oldest family-run hotel in much of its merchandise di-
Bergen has a harbour-front lo- rectly from the artisans' stu-
cation. Constructed in 1909 in dios.
the Art Nouveau style, it added Tibords Interiør Bergen Storsenter
a wing designed by Aud Hun- All the big names in Scandina-
skår. The hotel is decorated vian design are here. Much of
with contemporary Norwegian the merchandise is made locally
art. and is of the highest quality.
Bryggen Handel specialises in
Restaurants hand-knit Norwegian sweaters.
This intimate restaurant is for a
romantic evening. Candlelit ta-
ble settings and jazz create the
aura of a private home.
Enhjørningen Set within one of
the old wooden buildings of
the Bryggen harbour, it dates
from as early as 1304. You'll
Ànd old-fashioned dining
rooms and seafood.