• Hermanö Runt vs Smögen Poker Run 2019 😡

    Smögen Poker Run decided to bring their circus to Hermanö ränna, one of the busiest parts of the archipelago in summer 😡

    At the time I thought it was a bizarre joke, but boats with children took them below because of the risks…

    Police and Coast Guard was contacted by at least one yacht.

  • Bente 39 | Yachting World

    Många kul lösningar på Bente 39.

  • Dags för Hermanö Runt

    På lördag är det dags för en av mina favoritseglingar… Bilden är från 2003 då vi spikade för första gången (Foto: Jerker Nordlander). Det har hänt en del på 16 år…

    Just nu 25 båtar anmälda, vilket pekar på de vanliga 40-50 på linjen.

    All info här.

    Accent Karl-Melker Oskarsson 0,846
    H-båt Fredrik Kullenberg 0,881
    NF Mats Andersson 0,892
    Express David Hellström 0,91
    Maxi Racer Roger Ohlsson 0,915
    IOD Anton Larsson 0,927
    X79 Florence Bisschop 0,932
    Smaragd Gunnar Ödman 0,943
    Albin Nova Björn Lerntoft 0,949
    Smaragd Hans Granhed 0,954
    CB 66 Racer Erik Larsson 0,961
    Banner 28R Johan Henricsson 0,961
    Smaragd John Hansson 0,966
    Dominant 95 Lars Niklasson 0,984
    X99 Anders Kellström 1,008
    Omega 42 Matz Brown 1,021
    X99 Jörgen Rangenstedt 1,028
    Salona 34 Dan Hammar 1,03 prel SRS
    Gambler 38 Evan Thorsson 1,037
    Melges 24 Lukas Andersson 1,038
    XP33 Ulrik Svensson 1,048
    Archambault 35 Roger Ahlqvist 1,074
    FinnFlyer 36 Lars Wikander 1,091
    Farr 30 Sebastian Glansk 1,107
    J/111 Peter Gustafsson 1,121

  • J/125 Hamachi vinner Transpac 2019

    Team Hamachi had a magical run to Hawaii. We power reached across the line at 16 kts at 2:21 am Sunday (7/21) morning to complete the 50th Transpac in 8 days 16 hours and 21 minutes, which gives us a corrected time of 8 day 0 hours and 52 minutes.

    It’s been a hell of an adventure and one that will not be repeated anytime soon. We were fortunate to start on the “right day” and the high pressure materialized in a manner that allowed us to power reach the whole way to Hawaii in winds that averaged between 15-20 kts. We never saw winds above 22 kts except for a few minutes, and always between midnight at 2 am to make it more exciting. We couldn’t have asked for a better crew and having one additional crew member became a clear advantage in the heavier wind versus the other J/125s. It’s going to take several days to catch up on sleep and begin to process the magnitude of this adventure and accomplishment. We have really appreciated all the support from our friends, family and Pacific Northwest sailing community.

    Team Hamachi

  • This is Sailing

  • Snart dags för Fastnet Race

    Lördag 3:e augusti startar Rolex Fastnet Race. Svenska båtar att hålla koll på:

    Elliot 44 Cr Matador 1.237 Jonas Grander
    Ker 39 Vencom 1.144 Johan Gustavsson
    Ker 40 Keronimo Lars Olof Elfversson
    First 40 C-me 1.102 Hakan Grönvall

    Och så klart Mikael Ryking med Talanta i Class 40, där också Henrik Bergesen är tillbaka med sin Hydra. De flesta nya båtarna är med, så det blir nog tajt.

    IMOCA samlar hela 24 båtar. Helt sjukt!

    Doublehanded fortsätter att växa. 63 båtar just nu.

    Sedan är det alltid kul att ha koll på nya båtar: Bente 39, tre J/121, Jpk 10.30, SunFast 3300 och några till.

    Geneva, 16 July 2019 – A record-breaking fleet of more than 400 yachts has entered the 48th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Ranging in size from nine to 32 metres (29.5–105 feet), crewed by professionals, Corinthians, the passionate and the adventurous, they will be taking on a legendary 605 nautical mile course that demands unremitting endeavour. Rolex’s partnership with this respected and influential race began in 2001 as part of a six-decade-long involvement in yachting. Offshore sailing has been at the heart of this enduring support since the 1960s when pioneering yachtsmen relied on Rolex watches on their voyages around the globe.

    The premier event in the racing calendar of the organizer, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race starts on Saturday, 3 August. The course is westwards from the Royal Yacht Squadron line at Cowes to the Fastnet Rock off southern Ireland and back to the finish at Plymouth. The fastest boats this year, the four technologically advanced 30 metre (100 foot) Ultime trimarans – Sodebo Ultim’ 3, Macif, Actual Leader, and Edmond de Rothschild – are all capable of foiling consistently at more than 30 knots. If conditions are good for flying, the outright race record of 32 hours, 48 minutes set by Banque Populaire V in 2011 will be seriously threatened. The leading monohulls, including the 30.5 m (100 ft) entry Scallywag 100 from Hong Kong and the 27 m (88 ft) Rambler, the 2017 line honours winner from the United States, will be keen to see a repeat of the 2011 race weather and an opportunity to better the monohull record of 42 hours, 39 minutes set by Abu Dhabi.

    Rolex has always associated with activities driven by passion, excellence, precision and team spirit. It naturally gravitated towards the elite world of yachting six decades ago and today supports the most prestigious clubs, races and regattas. The brand is Title Sponsor of 15 major international events – from leading offshore races, such as the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, to grand prix competition at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and spectacular gatherings at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. It also supports the exciting new SailGP series, where national teams race in supercharged F50 catamarans on some of the world’s most famous harbours. Rolex’s partnerships with the likes of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Ocean Racing Club, Royal Malta Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron are the foundation of its enduring relationship with this dynamic sport.

    Whatever the prevailing conditions, the race is rarely straightforward for either the highly tuned, attentively prepared front runners, for those with ambition to secure the overall win on handicap or even those just striving to complete the course. The first section along the southern coast of England requires skilled and accurate navigation to take advantage of the significant currents and tidal gates. Precise timing can make the difference between entering the Celtic Sea in a winning position and having substantial ground to make up.

    The open-water passage to the Fastnet Rock is often the most testing. The weather systems that typically roll westward across the Atlantic in the northern hemisphere summer bring strong winds and drive huge ocean swells into this exposed stretch of the racecourse. It can be a long, hard slog, requiring the sporting characteristics of commitment, team spirit and determination greatly admired by Rolex.

    An interim reward lies at the end of this leg. Rounding the Fastnet Rock, in darkness, rain or sunshine, is a moment to savour. It is also uplifting, marking the turn towards the finish. There are still close to 250 nm of racing ahead, often typified by a fast, downwind passage to the Scillies. It was during this period of the race that the 2017 overall winner Didier Gaudoux’s Lann Ael 2 exerted maximum pressure to secure victory. Gaudoux is back again this year, as is Géry Trentesaux, also from France and the winner in 2015 who last year won the Rolex Middle Sea Race with his latest yacht, Courrier Recommandé.

    Offshore racing is about more than just the result. Testing oneself against the sea is a key attraction. Simply completing such a race is considered an achievement to celebrate. Sir Ben Ainslie, the five-time Olympic medallist, four-time Rolex World Sailor of the Year and Rolex Testimonee, has participated in both the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the Rolex Middle Sea Race and harbours the ambition to complete the triumvirate of Rolex-partnered 600-milers: “The Rolex Fastnet is probably the biggest race in the calendar and it remains on my list of goals. My experiences in other races have given me a real appreciation of the seamanship and sportsmanship inherent in racing offshore, especially within the Corinthian boats.”

    Rolex traces its connection with the sea back to its origins in the early 1900s, when it set its course to developing a wristwatch that was accurate, self-winding and waterproof. In the mid-1960s, its relationship with the offshore spirit was sealed by the accomplishments of Sir Francis Chichester – his yacht Gipsy Moth IV is taking part in this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Bernard Moitessier, all of whom relied upon Rolex chronometers during their world-girdling voyages.

    Rolex’s engagement with events such as this one and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which foster the endeavour and skills exhibited by the earlier pioneers, stems from a respect for the stringent examination these races provide. The management of strategy and resources, the lack of room for complacency or errors in judgement mean that taking care of the minute details is essential. There is no pit-lane to carry out repairs or replenish resources. The commitment of the crews is wholehearted. So, too, is the commitment of Rolex to the discipline. The challenge of sailing offshore is perpetual.

  • Summer Work List 2019

    Meckandet tar ju aldrig slut, och det är hundra små saker som skall fixas.

    Här är det som sysselsätter mig just nu.

    Nu funkar ju både B&G & Expedition mycket bra, men jag har inte riktigt fått ordning på mina MOB-knappar. Jag har ju två vid ratten och en i navstationen (se bilden ovan). Tidigare har jag försökt få dem att trigga MOB-funktionerna i både Expedition och H5000, men det har inte funkat riktigt. Så nu går alla tre till Expedition och så får man trycka separat på Zeus-plottern. Kanske bra med två separata system.

    Man löser detta genom något som heter “Expedition event protocol”. Man kortsluter pin 4 och pin 8 (Event 1) på en DB9 seriekontakt (via USB). COM-porten dyker upp under “Instruments” i Expedition, och man anger att det skall vara “Expedition event protocol”. Sätt “Event 1” till MOB.

    Expedition event
    Uses a serial port to send events to Expedition.

    Each serial port may have up to 4 event functions from this list.
    Sync gun
    Kill gun
    Gun plus 1 min
    Gun 5 min
    Gun 4 min
    Gun 1 min
    Set port end
    Set starboard end
    Previous mark
    Next mark

    Using a DB9 connector, an event is triggered by briefly connecting
    Pin 4 to
    Pin 8 : Event 1
    Pin 6 : Event 2
    Pin 1 : Event 3
    Pin 9 : Event 4

    Något som verkligen skall funka offshore är toaletten. 9 man i 4 dygn… Så i stället för att byta packningsats fick det bli en helt ny toalett. Enkelt byte.

    Nästan lika viktigt som toa är mobilladdning? Skall lösa det på något snyggt sätt för alla ombord…

    När man seglar som vi blir det alltid lite småskador. Hade några små gelcoatskador på däck och nedgångstrappan behövde lagas.

    Löpande rigg slits ju en del. I år är det dags att byta storfall, primärt spinnfall och tackline. Tidigare har jag kört Liros Racer Pro rakt av, men nu lägger vi på ett par meter Dyneema Grip där linorna sitter i avlastaren. Borde öka livslängden (framförallt där vi har keramiska insatser). Martin på Happy Yachting hjälper oss med detta.

    När man byter segel offshore så tar ju winscharna slut :-) Framför allt mellan fockar eller mellan fock och code. Och vi vill ofta skota i lovart på längre halvvindsbogar. Nu har vi provat oss fram till att vi vill ha små brytblock framför winscharna. Det gör att vi enkelt kan köra fockskotet både till lovarts fall- eller fockwinch, och på samma sätt med undanvindsskoten.

    Jag har fått en ny vindgivare för test från B&G. Den heter WS710, och kan anslutas antingen via NMEA2000 eller via servern. Man har lagt ganska mycket krut på att förbättra egenskaperna, även om den jag har är helt fantastisk. Återkommer i frågan.

    Efter en del soloseglande, så är det också dags att uppdatera/dokumentera settings för autopiloten. Planen är att dokumentera de justeringar jag gör för att bättre förstå de olika funktionerna.

    Plus hundra saker till…

  • Shirley Robertson’s Sailing Podcast

    Shirley Robertson är en av världens bästa seglings-kommentatorer (och seglare), och hon har bland annat lett seglingsinslagen på CNN. Kul att hon nu tar saken i egna händer, och drar igång sin egen podcast.

    Första avsnittet är en timmes snack med Nathan Outteridge.

  • Vinst på Ulvön = Surströmming

    Stort grattis till Nadine & Pär i Novan Team Mobline som spikade 110-årsjubilerande Ulvöregattan.

    Men nästa gång behöver ni ju inte slå vad om en surströmmingsmiddag :-)

  • Transpac 2019 iväg

    Ett av mina absoluta favoritrace, som vi bara måste segla nån gång är Transpac.

    Nu har de första båtarna startat, opch nästan kört ett dygn. Dobbs Davies gör en analys här:

    Wasa 55 Cubaneren seglar igen, nu med ny ägare som Nådeløs. Maren och Karl Otto Book är dock med som besättning denna gång. Följ dem här.

    Vill man nörda in på väder och roiuting så har killarna på Model Accuracy samlat massa resurser här. Och så kan man ju lyssna på Stan Honey i ett par timmar :-)

    + del två, tre & fyra.

    Jag kommer att behöva se dessa igen…