Sailing News

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

The crew of Challenger 4 have survived their first Gale and make landfall in Den Helder, Netherlands, before moving on towards home. Steve ponders the conundrum of having no connection to the outside world, yet feeling more connected to the important things in life.       Day 10: Perfect Storm   Gale is coming….. Read more

Norway Days 8 & 9: The Quiet Before the Gale

The crew of Challenger 4 enjoy (perhaps a little too much) their last stop in Norway, before heading back out to sea to return home. There wasn’t much wind on the way up and they’ve been hoping for some wind on the way back – be careful what you wish for at sea… Day 8: Read more

Norway Days 4-6: Final Approach to Norway and the Fjords Discovery

After a day of rest the crew of Challenger 4 set off on a fjords discovery tour for a few days. But first, Flo considers how far they have come as they approach Stavanger in Norway.       Day 4: Headed for the Fjords Since our first blog entry the ease and familiarity of interactions Read more

Norway Day 3: Flat Earthers

  Our Norway sailing adventurers are currently less than 20 hours from making landfall in Stavanger with an ETA of 0930 (BST). They’ve been at sea for a few days now and, without the relentless distractions of technology, are starting to take in their surroundings and ponder deeply upon them – as you’ll see below Read more

Our Norway Sailing Adventure 2019 begins

Our 2 week Norway adventure for 2019 has begun. Skipper Jim and Mate Tony are guiding the crew aboard Challenger 4, on their way to Stavanger, Norway. Once there they’ll cruise the fjords for a few days before heading homeward again. They’ll have to sail through one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, Read more