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Never sail this one

Last September, Richard invites me for an afternoon aboard his Swede 41 Sleipnir. After he left me the tiller for three unforgettable hours on Fehmarnsund, I must warn you straight away: Don’t sail this one, as this sailing Elysium is a dangerous, momentous experience. Not so much due the heel or for being somewhat close to the sea. The problem …

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Which mast is it?

A customer wants a jockey pole for his S 30 cruising square metre boat  for spinnaker sailing. And matching eye plates to hang in the jockey pole on the side of the mast. That is no big deal. Boom and fittings are enquired at the leading swedish mast builder Seldén via its Hamburg dealer Herman Gotthardt. Seldén supplied the rigging …

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The new jib

Does a blog post about a single sail make sense? I think so, as Swede 55 sailing is primarily about upwind pleasure. For a long time I sailed Gamle Swede with an old jib. It was too small and really out of shape. Believe it or not: It was made by Canon in 1979. For that long you can use …