Sailing News

All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.

  What’s the first thought that springs to mind when someone suggest sailing around the northern isles? Is it the striking scenery, the peace and solitude? Meeting people living on the space between arctic and Europe? Or is it the challenge of the weather? In this blog you get a mixture of everything as the Read more

Fishing In Norwegian Waters: “… is quicker than going to the supermarket!”

Fishing In Norwegian Waters: “… is quicker than going to the supermarket!”   Do most sailors fish? It would make sense! There have been quite a few of the guests fishing off the luxury yacht Santosa and here’s a quick review of their success from skipper Steve and some photos of the ones that didn’t Read more

Santosa’s Shetland Voyage From Norway Gets A Little Roly

  Time to leave the arctic waters for the luxury yacht Santosa with a north sea crossing to Shetland next on the agenda. In this blog, you’ll see how important it is to get the weather and your timings just right. Goodbye To Alesund and The Geirangerfjord Wednesday 28th August was the date we scheduled Read more

Santosa: On An Island Called Ona There Is A Lighthouse…

The luxury yacht Santosa has spent the summer months dipping in and out of the Arctic circle, sailing around the Lofoten islands, and forming a somewhat exclusive arctic swim club. During the latter stages of the summer they will return to Southampton via the northern isles, Scotland and the English west coast. However, this blog Read more

Challenger 3’s tale of the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Campaign

In this blog skipper Gary sums up the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race 3 months campaign.  Starting in April with gales for a training weekend and finishing with a gripping and fast race round the Fastnet Rock and into Plymouth. As the dust settles on a 3 month Fastnet campaign, it’s easy to forget how it Read more

Santosa leaves the Arctic Circle, where are all the people, a lively sea and lots of tasty food

Here is the latest update from a guest crew member on board Santosa as she passes out of the Arctic Circle and South towards Trondheim.  There are sea eagles, a lively sea, banana bread, fish finger sanwiches plus boat made rye bread,  delightful anchorages and glorious sunsets. Day 4: Husoya to Bronnoysund. A mere 9 Read more

A Glacial Triathlon, followed by a sail, then port and cheese.

Here is the latest update from a guest crew member on board the good ship Santosa. Santosa is currently sailing down the west coast of Norway from Bodo to Trondheim. Day 3: Santosa, Norway. The day started sunny and bright at our mooring. Crew and guests (6 in total) set off on bikes for a 9km Read more

Santosa’s Arctic Circle Swim Club Dips Beside A Glacier

  The latest blog from our luxury yacht Santosa brings you fresh air, a great lifestyle and that curiosity as to what it feels like to have a dip in arctic waters… Day 2: on Santosa in Norway. So today we were on the water for about 8.5 hours. Sadly, little sailing as the wind Read more

Crew’s Eye View Of The Rolex Fastnet Race by Peter Byrne

  So what is it like to be in the Rolex Fastnet Race? By the end of this blog by Peter Byrne (above) you should have a good idea of what awaits and whether or not you’d like to be involved in the next race! It is an excellent read and written when grabbing moments between Read more

Skipper’s Eye View Of The Rolex Fastnet Race

The FCS crew on Challenger 2 have won the Fastnet! Well, we exaggerate a little, we had two, 16-strong crews in the Fastnet race, both sailing the steel Challenger yachts, and having their own private duel amongst the 100’s of other competitors. Sue Geary was the Skipper of Challenger 2 and Gary Rutherford was on Read more