PBO Magazine

“PBO” Reports on our Trip to Haparanda

A great report about our sailing trip to Haparanda is in the new issue of Practical Boat Owner, PBO, Britain’s best-selling yachting magazine. The nice layout of the text is underlined by some pretty photos. Included is a map showing the trip between Sweden and Finland. The article is a compact report on our journey, which I describe in detail in the book “Sailing to Scandinavia – a journey to the end of the Baltic Sea“.

A long voyage across the Baltic Sea could also be interesting for sailors from the British Isles. Especially because there are no tides on the Baltic. What that means knows anyone who has ever sailed off the coasts of England. Because up in the Baltic you can put away the tide calendar and concentrate exclusively on wind and weather.

Heading to port after small mishaps

Another focus of the article in PBO is on the small and not so small mishaps that happened to us on the long journey: from the broken shaft of the outboard to the torn main halyard on the mast. But you can get through such events if you keep a cool head. Then you head for the next port and there very calmly get on with the repairs. We did this a few times and always came safe into the next harbour.

I myself think that “Practical Boat Owner”, or “PBO” for short, is one of the most interesting sailing magazines. The exciting reports, the practical tips on sailing and boat repairs make every issue of PBO worth reading. So it’s all the nicer to now be represented in it myself. Moreover, it was also fun and uncomplicated to work with the great editorial team.

If all this has made you curious, you might want to take a look at the book. Even more so because there is now an expanded edition, you can order it through here or ask for “Sailing to Scandinavia”, published by Edition Svanen (ISBN 978-3982513805), in your nearest bookshop. The magazine “Practical Boat Owner” can be ordered here, the February issue contains the three-page-article, in the printed edition or the e-paper, of course.

Blackwells Oxford

“Sailing to Scandinavia” in Bookstores

The book of our journey to the end of the Baltic Sea is now available in Bookstores throughout Europe and North America. It’s listed in the Ingram catalog now for expanded distribution. So you can order it at shops like Waterstones or Blackwells in the UK (we visited the impressive Blackwells in Oxford, shown in the picture, this summer and went to quite a few Waterstones).

But you can get the book now in stores in France, Germany (for example at Thalia), in Sweden or Poland, just to name a few countries. It’s listed with the ISBN 978-3982513805 and the imprint and publisher is Edition Svanen. Of course there are always the editions you can get at Amazon. The expanded edition of the book contains chapters about Hamburg and Copenhagen, and you can get all the details and more links to retailers on this page.