Re: FC 22 Puffin (former of Dart), now -when the water gets soft again,- of Aalborg, Denmark.
Posted by: stig
Date: December 31, 2010 09:04AM
and thanks for the welcome. Yes here is very cold due to the socalled manmade global warming. I believe it is the normal fluctuations in sun and other larger than manhood made scales on the climate. Here in the Limfjord my other boat, Aurore, a Joshua steel ketch, is fast in 50 centimeters ice.
Concerning the bridges around Aalborg, they will have to open up for the Puffin as well, but due to the low draft I will be able to go places, where others can not sail.
The Joshua however also has a low draft: 1,60 m and with her I have sailed more than 50000 NM from 81 N to 56 S, one crossing of the Atlantic with no engine and a roundtrip in the Pacific too. I am now getting older, 62, and need a smaller yacht of high seaworthiness, but same beauty. Therefore I choose the Falmouth Cutter Puffin, which will be sailed in the Limfjord, Baltic and Northsea. And maybe once more a trip around Spitzbergen, like I did in 1996 in the Aurore, as the first Dane and I believe I still is the only one. It is beautiful up there, like in the Patagonia, Chile.
Have a Happy New Year and a lot of good sailing in BCC Zygote
FC 22 no.32 Puffin