Hello! I'm Beth, skipper for this trip - I first got into yacht sailing through CUYC whilst at uni and have stayed involved ever since (I graduated from my undergraduate in 2013, so it feels a long time ago now!) My co-skipper Lucy's been sailing for much longer having grown up on Jersey where you can't help but avoid the sea. We actually met for the first time on my first ever sailing trip with the club and cemented our friendship sailing from Helsinkin to Stockholm on the last summer programme to visit Sweden. Since then have both qualified as skippers and run several trips together :)
This trip is going to be a really relaxed week of cruising - you'll notice we've not got to cover much ground so there will be plenty of flexibility with the itinerary, and we'll be able to adjust according to the weather. It'll be an ideal trip for beginners - both Lucy and I love teaching crew how to sail. We'd also really welcome people travelling on their own - everyone's meeting someone new on a club trip and by the end of the week you get to know each other pretty well!
I'm sure you don't need me to tell you how beautiful the Stockholm archipelago is - we'll be spoilt for choice with the number of islands, and will almost certainly be able to find a traditional sauna that we can fire up and relax in (literally, some of the islands have saunas on, despite being uninhabited, and you can light a fire and get all nice and toasty before cooling off in the Baltic!)
I'm reliiably informed this is an island in the Swedish archipelago...
This is Lucy and me at the CUCY Christmas dinner a few years back