Last season we spent four lock-down months in Amsterdam City marina doing Grateful Red upgrades by the highly skilled Dutch and paying in unmarked 50-euro notes. Boat looks great. Left Amsterdam in mid-July with a terrific Dutch crew and sailed to Norway. Changed the Dutch crew in Bergen to the Prague crew-continued north to Alesund Norway. Met up with old friend Jan, the Grateful Red is now at Ulsteinvik Marina off-season home of Jan’s “Carolina Augusta”.
Dreaming 2021, year two of COVID. Is anyone interested in May skiing at Spitsbergen with me? I met a Swiss boat that will be at Svalbald in May that is looking for crew to ski. Back to Ulsteinvik late May, June will be Geiranger Fjord, Molde, maybe Grip, Norway. On June 28 will participate in the Bergen – Shetland race; Sun will never set. July is Orkney, north Scotland and the Hebrides Islands, Caledonia canal and early August catch some of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – https://www.edinburghfestivalcity.com/festivals/edinburgh-festival-fringe Will be back in the US to celebrate grandson DK’s first birthday on August 20. September – will sail back to Amsterdam City Marina. Plan is to ship the Grateful Red back to Florida and Conch Harbor for the 2022 season.
If interested in sailing 2021 season send me an email — Ken