Hyvässä slöörissä · sailing dinghy cruising

The Picks of the Season 2017

If you want to mention something positive about the previous summer, you can say that at least there wasn’t any need to water the vegetable garden. Nevertheless we had many nice trips with Sarastus on Lake Saimaa. Here are the highlights of the season. → read more


After a long time we decided to have an overnight trip to Puruvesi. We launched Sarastus at Ruokkee and started to run across Hummonselkä towards Linnasaari island. During the journey we admired a beautiful sunset and moonrise. → read more

Around Kyläniemi

As the forecast predicted a nice weather and we didn’t have other commitments, Sarastus was launched and we headed for Peräsaari which is protected from southern winds. Right after beaching a short shower caught us but tall rock of the island provided shelter from it. We had a picnic, swam and returned sailing on the northern side of Kyläniemi peninsula. It’s long since we sailed around it previous time. → read more

Pieni Metsäluoto

Our children had wished to make a trip to Pieni Metsäluoto islet for a long time. We saw it in summer 2015 when sailing from Listinki to Satamosaari and they got fascinated by it. So, as the weather was good we headed for the islet in a moderate breeze. We had a stop at Ylä-Lyly where we saw nude sunbathers (again). → read more


In the Midsummer Fest Day we did a sailing trip to Kaito island. Winds varied from light air to gentle breeze, that allowed us to admire and to photograph the view instead of concentrating on sailing only. → read more


This summer the beginning of the sailing season was delayed because of the record-breaking cold weather and for the other commitments. In general, in early summer I try to find days when wind conditions are lighter to lower the risk of capsize in cold water. Finally such a day came and we headed for Satamosaari island. The trip to there was about fitness exercise as the wind died but when sailing back there was a light breeze which took us back nicely. The day was fine and we got some more tanning. → read more

A Boat Project

If somebody had told me five years ago that I will start a boat building project one day I would have considered such a thought absurd. However, after reading about a voyage of a SCAMP in Tierra del Fuego I wanted to have a closer look on that boat type. Eventually a building project started to attract me. I ordered the plans and started to outline the shopping list and budget little by little. → read more