Sailing News

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

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

Santosa Records Sounds of A Whale in Nordic Waters

  Adventures is what the luxury yacht Santosa promises to their Guest Crews. Whether it is epic scenery, on land exploring, buckets of fresh Nordic air or great sailing and sometimes an encounter with Mother Nature’s finest – a whale. To make the experience even more memorable there is a hydrophone on board and now Read more

Lovely Long Nordic Days On The Luxury Yacht Santosa

You have three Nordic sailing days rolled into one blog here, although with the sun shining brightly at midnight it is very much one very long day for the guest cre won the luxury yacht Santosa. Day 6 Fiskevaeret Skipnes Stayed put today. Walked a 4 hour round trip to see the museum house of Read more

Arctic Sailing On Luxury Yacht Santosa With Mother Nature Putting On A Show

  The Santosa Nordic sailing experience came into its own this week with the Guest Crew sighting a whale and reports of some excellent sailing against a beautiful backdrop with Mother Nature playing her part every minute of the day.  Day 5 Andoya to Fiskevaeret Skipnes Had a cracking down wind sail today down the Read more

There She Blows! Santosa’s Crew Experience A Whale

Even experienced sailors can be blown away by the majesty of a whale, and with the added bonus of hearing the sounds it makes piped through the yacht, this sighting was one that will stay with the crew the rest of their lives. Day 4 – What A Day. The gracefulness and ease with which the huge Read more