race leg - days 1,2,3 - stavanger - haugesund

Jammy Dodger
Neil Martin
Sat 12 Jun 2010 16:37

Stavanger to Haugesund 59:24.75N 05:16.01E


Thursday happenings……..

Ø       Neil arrived from Manchester

Ø       Bottom scrub cost 3,000 krone – don’t tell RS Divers

Ø       Collected the repaired sails from Hommersåk

Ø       Late night drink and deep sea oil drilling discussion with Ray

Ø       We put the world and BP in particular to rights

Ø       Ray is working in the oil industry and cruising with his family on his Oyster 485


Friday 11 june

Ø       Left Stavanger at midday and motored 28mls upwind in 25 knts – arrived 5pm

Ø       Just fitted under a 22m bridge in the middle of Haugesund – 1.5m clearance !

Ø       Berthed on the main quay in this lovely old town – we can almost taste the herring

Ø       Set off to find Monica and Tom Eric – they live only 5 mins walk from the quay - with a view of the water ! wow

Ø       We find that it’s a full family weekend with Randi and Lasse and families over from Tonsberg as well

Ø       So the second family reunion in the space of 4 weeks – who is following who around ?

Ø       We are treated to a full meal in their amazing house for a second night of partying

Ø       Get back to the boat at 12.30 and finish the night off with another chat with Ray on JD – to bed at 2am

Ø       Yes – Ray followed us here as well !


Saturday 12 june

Ø       Up late at 10am – fuel in 35 knts – not my best manoeuvre …….and a bit of route planning after a few emails

Ø       Off to meet the Haugesund Stray family – and to taste Turids amazing dessert cake – yes I have the recipe

Ø       Next the boys are meeting up to see the England game – a bit nervous – I have bought 2 England flags – fingers crossed

Ø       We plan to leave at 6am tomorrow for Bergen – but im sure there will be another late night inbetween




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