Beneteau First Class 10

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Flax is now in real summer mode.

The interior is very cosy with the textile bags on the sides. The cockpit is mounted with windbreakers. The sprayhood is mounted. Touring sails are mounted and the genua got its new ondeck sailcover so that rigging is done in minutes and the interior is kept free of sails.

After fixing the last details I took her out in a fresh breese yesterday single handed. It was blowing around 8 s/m i guess (16 knots). The waves had white tops and the sea was quite choppy. Even with full sails and only me to weigh her down she behaved very well and the tillerpilot had no problems to deal with the boat. Only when tacking the tillerpilot is too slow. This is because i think i mounted the pilot too far from the rudder hinge. Will check if i can replace it. I cope with this by trimming the main tight and loosen the jib a bit early to help the boat through the tack.

The logg showed 7,5 knots on the most so i had a great time.

Tips: When sailing with pilot trim with a wide steering groove: add twist to the sails and tighten the genua leach to make a round entry to the genua.

BTW the engine is repaired and new petrol hose is mounted. I only have to do a change to the petrol hose to make it possible for the tank to be stoved under deck while motoring. As it is now you have to take the tank on deck.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 10:56


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Sætre Kruset was our last race this spring.

We started with very little wind and the wind came from the north so it was a spinnakker start. We noticed the local hero in his Safir and a Soling i recogniced fromlast years went all the way very close to the shore of Håøya. We followed.

After rounding the south end of the island we had a very good period and closed the gap between us and the leaders. We went to the west of the sound wich only a few other boats did. This turned out to be a mistake though the Mumm 36 that went exactly the same way just minutes before us seemed to do very well. There was a strong current against us so we tried to kiss the shore for every tack. though we ended up a period in the middle when crossing back over the sound. But at that stage the wind stopped close to the shore and our possition was an advantage, but by then the Safir had escaped this closing door as he did with the two next ones, the northerly turning point and even the westerly turning point. in both cases he increased his lead while we were stuck in the decreasing winds, we really felt like somebody smashed the doors in our face.

Well we ended third in our class and fifth over all which is actualy not bad. But sometimes the sun, the heat and still makes it unbearable to keep concentration. So parts of this race were causing great suffering.

Now we are looking forward to the autumn and Norwegian championship!


Lower that spi pole!!!!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 19:38

The 2009 season has started

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Well not really when it comes to sailing. But today it felt like it when doing the boat preps on sunny Gressholmen island. But spring has been very late and theres still quit a lot of snow. But nothing can stop us now :)


Siri is fairing the hull and Mona is laquering the tiller and other wooden parts.


The leeking windows are out and will be replaced.


Rigg maintenance. Shit, we need a new main halyard.


I found a small biotope of moss in the bottom of the mast. Its about time to get to sea!!!


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 10:50

Victory in Oslofjorden Rundt

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Vi won our class with 14 boats in the Oslofjorden Rundt race.

70 boats participated over all, many very hot and mean machines.

A fun race but a bit toomuch of reaching in the easterly wind. The wind was shifitng a lot boath oscilating around the north easterly main direction and in strengh. This made some of the legs quite challenging when it comes to the trimming. Everybody did a great job and there were no big errors in the tackticks.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 10:49

Flax is on the water

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Sunday we launched FLAX. So now only details are left before she is ready for the first sail of the year.

I bought a tiny little onboard camera. it can take 5 mb images manual or automatic every 2 or 5 seconds and also one hour with video with its super wide angle lens.

Looking forward to test it.


Here is th elittle thingy. it has a polycarb housing that is guaranteed to 10 meters.

Im thinking of mounting it in the back.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 10:50

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