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Never sail this one

September 21 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: Never sail this one, as this sailing Elysium is a dangerous, momentous experience. Not so much due the heel or for being so close to the sea. The problem …

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Which spar is it?

A customer wants a jockey pole for his S 30 cruising square metre boat for spinnaker sailing at closer angles. Together with matching eye plates to hang on the side of the mast this is no big deal. The boom and fittings are requested from the leading mast builder Seldén via the Hamburg agent Herman Gotthardt. Seldén probably supplied the …

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The new jib

Does a blog post about a single sail make sense? I think so, as sailing Swede 55 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 …