Starting from wonderful Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, we'll sail north through Øresund, the sound separating Denmark and Sweden. And as we make our way north, we can stop in a variety of places in Denmark or Sweden, depending on the weather and crew preferences. We might visit Hven, an island in the middle of the sound, known mainly as the site of Tycho Brahe's astronomical observatories in the 16th century, or Elsinore (Helsingør), the fictional location of Shakespeare's Hamlet, with its impressive castle, Kronborg. If we want to do some slightly longer offshore legs, we could visit the Danish islands of Anholt or Læsø, known for their natural beauty and amazing sunsets. Or we could explore the Swedish coast, with its myriad of natural anchorages among the many small islands. The options are almost endless! After a week of amazing sailing, we will hand Skylark over to her next crew in Sweden's second-largest city, Gothenburg (Göteborg).
Both Copenhagen and Gothenburg are served by low-cost airlines from Stansted Airport, making travel arrangements from Cambridge relatively straight forward and inexpensive.
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Hi! I'm Povl, and am an oceanographer at the British Antarctic Survey. I have been sailing with CUYC on and off since 2009 and skippering since 2015, including two trips last summer: leg 2 (with Tim, from Falmouth to Kinsale via the Scillies), and leg 13 (from Peterhead to Ipswich). Sailing is a great way to explore the nooks and crannies of the coast - on this leg we might not even need to use the dinghy much, if we can tie up straight to some of the rocks!