Date

Departures

& Arrivals

Miles

Hrs

Activities

Class

Tues 19

Arr aboard,

dep. for Ringvasholmen

12

2

Quiet anchorage, fishing for dinner

Safety engine, deck & galley, knots, cleats & stowing lines, coastal navigation

Wed 20

Torsvaag

34

6

Explore whaling port, top up fuel

Steering, points of sail, reefing, radar, Lifesling overboard, tidal currents

Thur 21

Depart for Svalbard

 

 

Practice knots, heaving lines, reefing

Marine weather, inventory survival packs

Fri 22

At sea

 

 

Rigging preventer and reefing practice

Rig check and spares, galley provisioning,

Sat 23

Pass Bjornoya Is

 

 

Fishing, identifying seabirds

Radar, landfall navigation, celestial navigation

Sun 24

Arr Hornsund

435

72

Ice spotting, visit Polish research station, hiking, rifle orientation and target practice look for bears, fox, birds, reindeer

Diesel engines, ice navigation, dinghy & outboard orientation and maintenance

Mon 25

At sea

 

 

Sail by glacial wall, ice lookout

Splicing and rope work, communication options

Tues 26

Longyearbyen

120

18

Check in with Governor, explore Longyearbyen, swimming, sauna

Storm tactics, anchoring techniques in varying conditions worldwide

Wed 27

Ymerbukta

26

4

Fossils, reindeer, hiking, glacial rivers

Going aloft, winch servicing

Thur 28

Holmiab Sallyhamna

130

20

Check in with Sysselmannen, historic whaling and bear hunting site and cabin

Electrical power systems, watermakers

Fri 29

80 N,

Magdalene

46

7

Walrus, beluga whales, bears, explore giant tidewater glacial bay, visit Sysselmannen

Sail repair, use of sewing machine

Sat 30

Ny Alesund

50

8

Research stations, possible fueling and shop

Lifesling practice, voyage planning, cruising medicine

Sun 1

Trygghamna

85

13

Glacial anchorage, fishing, dinghy

Dealing with officials worldwide, boat maintenance

Mon 2

Longyearbyen

26

4

Laundry, swim, sauna, explore town, dinner ashore

Wash and tidy boat

Tues 3

Depart MT at noon

1000 Pack bags, wipe down cabin, sign guest book.