Aventura on her way north

2 Mar

After spending the best part of the winter in a small marina close to Bergen on the west coast of Norway, Aventura is now heading for the Arctic.

Her sale was completed last week and the new owner, Oystein Storslett, and his crew are sailing her to their base at Tromso in the north of Norway.

Oystein’s company Arctic Explorers has been running a successful operation in recent years and the purchase of Aventura will allow them to expand their range by offering charter voyages to Spitsbergen (Svalbard) starting in late June.

The actual handover of Aventura was done in January, when we had to use a hairdryer to defrost the various lines.

Selling every one of my previous boats had been a painful experience but none as painful as that of Aventura IV. With no plans for any more long voyages, this has been a logical decision and I am relieved that she will continue doing what she had been conceived for.

May Mother Nature look after my Aventura and all who sail in her just as she has done for me in all my sailing years.

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  1. michael Thurston

    congratulations Jimmy, Seems like the end off a era??? I hope to leave Aust
    Oct for South Georgia via Cape Horn, then on to Cape Town an Kergulan Islands
    and home via Hobart. I have two of my crew Matt and Rossco returning for the
    adventure, unfortunately Paul cannot make it due to Medical problems.
    regards Michael on Drina

  2. Don Reynolds

    Your guidance and route planning took me and Ppalu at least halfway round the world and back safely. The dream is still alive for the rest of it!
    Way to go Jimmy, job well done!!!

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