Sailing home from Sweden: Part 3

Sailing home from Sweden: Part 3

Missed the first part? Read Part 1 and Part 2 Day 5 I got woken up being flung sideways from my bunk. Thankfully I had remembered to tie myself in before going to sleep and the straps stopped me falling. We had just tacked (changed direction) and were at a very steep...
Sailing home from Sweden: Part 2

Sailing home from Sweden: Part 2

(Missed the first part? Read Part 1 here) Day 3 Everyone on board had been put into 2 watches, 5 people in each, and my team had the late morning watch for today – 1pm to 7pm and 11pm to 3am. The next day we would switch so our duty times would be 7am to 1pm,...
Sailing home from Sweden: Part 1

Sailing home from Sweden: Part 1

Walking along the dock in Gothenburg, Sweden, I finally spotted the yacht I was joining, Challenger 3. It was dwarfed either side by 2 huge tall ships that looked like they had come straight from the set of Pirates of the Caribbean. Sure, the Challenger wasn’t a...