This trip is going to be a chilled one! Leaving from Stockholm and arriving in Turku, Finland, we will explore some pretty amazing spots as we make our way across this amazing part of the world.
There are a whole number of potential exciting and beautiful things we could encounter. We'll likely figure out the plan once the crew is confirmed, but here are some possibilities:
- Archipelago National Park! A mosiac of wee tree covered islands!
- Possibility of a run over to Estonia
- Good food on board
- Tons of saunas
- Finnish culture stuff like birch water and whacking each other with birch branch
- Good exciting sailing
I am Conor! I’m a student at King’s studying the atmosphere. I have been sailing since I was 15, where I learned on dinghies on my native Isle of Skye in the north of Scotland. I only got into sailing larger boats at Cambridge, and have been sailing with CUYC now for over 3 years. The club has offered some wicked opportunities to sail in some amazing places with some amazing people. I basically absolutely love everything about sailing – the sea, the wind, the adventure and the technical aspects of a boat. I particularly enjoy being able to visit places you wouldn’t otherwise - exciting and interesting places. I really like having fun. I qualified as a CUYC skipper in March 2018 and have run a bunch of trips since then, so I am looking forward to spreading my wings even further and doing some exciting sailing as a skipper.
What's my favourite food on Skylark? While onboard we hope to cook up some wicked things – my particular favourite to cook on board is Mexican burritos, nachos and other mexican stuff, but I am always open to experimenting and trying some random things! My sectret weapon: my partner is a proffessional pastry chef.
I am Felix! I am doing philosophy in Vienna (a lovely city with one downside: it's very far from the sea!). I caught the sailing bug during my studies at St Andrews, when I cruised a Hobie 17 cat and a 420 dinghy along the coast of the Kingdom of Fife. I've got into bigger boats when I moved away from living right at the beach, and joined CUYC in 2016. I've since done plenty of relaxing and adventurous sailing, e.g. the very windy Stavanger-Ipswich return trip of the 2017 summer programme, and qualified as skipper in 2018. I love the endless variations on the theme of water, wind, sail, and crew, and discovering new places by boat - every trip is different and exciting in its own way!
What's my favourite food on Skylark? Few things beat waking up at a remote anchorage and eating breakfast on deck! I very much hope we get to pick wild blueberries and the like for our breakfast!