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

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

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

A Whale Of A Time With The Arctic Swim Club

  Cook and chief blogger Lucy shares with us the latest adventures of luxury yacht Santosa as she cruises in the Lofoten and Vesterålen Archipelagos. 14th July New crew, new guests! After a busy couple of days getting her ready, Santosa and her crew welcomed aboard our 3 charming guests, Matteo from Rome and Gareth Read more

Can You Hear Us Calling On The Hydrophone? (video)

  Hydrophones are underwater microphones used to listen and record sounds generated beneath the sea, such as orca calls. Santosa is equipped with one and managed to use it in an extraordinary close encounter with a pod of orcas as our skipper describes below:     Chance Encounter Having a late refuel and taking in Read more

A Fresh Fish Supper On A Nordic Adventure

When there is so much to explore around Norway it’s very hard to stay still for long and, as you will read in this blog by Sue the cook on Santosa, even when you’ve discovered somewhere interesting, soon enough you’ll be moving on… Meeting the New Guest Crew at Kjerringøy Kjerringøy is a small settlement Read more

Norway Day 10 – 12: Connection Lost & Found

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