Polar bear sailSold by: Kupittaan Henrikinpojat
From: 195,00 € per person
Last year’s favorite, the Polar bear sail also in 2017! Sail November 3rd-5th in the Finnish archipelago sea. This is what one of the participants last year experienced: “How First-Timer Survived Winter Sailing on the Baltic Sea?” Note: The conditions, route and other trip characteristics will be different on the 2017 trip!
s/y Henrika ‘s sailing season continues until the Archipelago sea freezes over. Now you can also enjoy the archipelago in all its cold fall glory. 8 seats available on for seasoned sailors that want to experience something different and unique.
This is a sail for the real adventurers. The weather is rarely mild and calm but to offset the often challenging weather conditions, you will see a totally different side of the archipelago.
Filled marinas and congested routes change to the stillness and silence of the November archipelago. In all its roughness, the archipelago sea is astonishingly beautiful at this time of the year. And if you are really lucky, you will see the shores covered with the first snow or the night sky filled with the magic of northern lights. There will be at least three permanent crew members aboard with Henrika whole weekend. Whether permitting we will be sailing at night and in the outer archipelago as well.
This is not a trip for beginners, participants should have previous experience of sailing and a closet filled with proper cold weather gear. Although it is already cold outside, inside the boat is warm and cozy as s/y Henrika has an efficient central heating system and the hull has a good thermal insulation. Participants engage in all on-board activities including sailing, preparation of food etc.
Price includes weekend sailing trip with s/y Henrika, meals from friday evening meal to sunday lunch and harbor fees. There are tablewares, life jackets and safety lines for whole crew but there are not suitable sailing suits so you have to take your own with you. You have to take also your own bedsheet, blanket/sleeping bag and pillow along. Because it will be cold at sea it is necessary to take many layers of clothes under the sailing suit to keep you warm.
Instructions for participants
Leaving from Satava at 18:00 and returning to the same place on Sunday at 15:00
Bring your own cold weather sailign gear and remember to check the weather forecast before you head out to Henrika. It will be very cold out at sea in Novenber so you need to have proper multilayer clothing.
This is a minimum:
- Warn and wind-proof hat (a furhat is great)
- Thick, preferably waterproof, gloves and also a spare pair
- Warm and waterproof boots, and at least 2 pairs of woolen socks
- 3 layers of clothing minimum: base layer, insulating layer (fleece) and outer shell (trousers and jacket)
- Heavy-duty rain gear (off-shore)
- Change of clothes for use indoors including non-skid shoes
- Don’t forget your sunglasses, because you never know!
Layout and accomodation
|❶||Forward cabin, sleeps 2 + 2 children|
|❷||Saloon, sleeps 4|
|❺||Doghouse and navigation|
|❼||Cabin, sleeps 2|
|❽||Aft cabin, crew quarters|
|Length||18,3 m/59 feet|
|Weight||approx. 30 t|
|Main mast height||24,5 m|
|Sail area||270 m2|
s/y Henrika interior
Kupittaan Henrikinpojat is a seascout troup from Turku. To help finance their operations, Henriikinpojat organize cruises and other sailing events on their sailing boat s/y Henrika. When you sail with s/y Henrika, you support the invaluable youth work done by the sea scouts.