This trip is going to be an adventurous one! Leaving from Copenhagen and heading up and around Denmark to Amsterdam, we are going to go some serious sailing and see some wicked places. What I plan to achieve is a visit to Heligoland - a very interesting wee German island that was key in World War Two and is now something of a curiousity in the North Sea.
This is Denmark:
This is Gothenburg:
This is Helgoland:
And this is a picture of the North Sea:
There are a whole number of potential exciting and beautiful things we could encounter. We'll likely figure out a plan once the crew is confirmed, but here is what I thought:
- Long North Sea passage from tip of Denmark to Helgoland
- Possibility of a stop in Kristiansund in Norway and a peek at a fjord?
- Good food on board
- Dolphins and whales!
- Explore Heligoland
- Stop off in some Danish harbours to explore
- Ending up in Amsterdam and having a jolly old time in this fun city
- 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!