Below there are some questions you face from time to time. The given answers are my personal opinions and thoughts that may be incorrect or inaccurate. The Finnish version of this page has more questions that may be translated into English later.
What is this site about?
You are reading Hyvässä Slöörissä blog which is about cruising on sailing dinghies, also known as gunkholing. Most of the sailing takes place in the Finnish waters but some experiences have been gained abroad too. Currently the primary sailing vessel is a Wayfarer dinghy, called as Sarastus. In addition to it, SCAMP dinghy is being built. The site consists of the blog which is in chronological order and some info pages, accessible from the top menu. The primary language of the site is Finnish but most of the content is translated to English too. The site is a personal non-profit project.
What does the site’s name mean?
The name of the blog is a Finnish nautical expression which can be translated as nicely broad reached. In a broad reach, the wind is coming from behind the sailing craft at an angle. Typically scailors consider broad rach as the most enjoyable point of sail.
Is sailing dinghy suitable for cruising with family?
There isn’t one correct answer to this question because it depends on the family, the skipper experience, the sailing waters and the conditions. You have to do the risk analysis by yourself. Myself I started family dinghy sailing in the Finnish lakeland when our children were between 10 and 14 years old. I also had plenty of prior sailing experience in keelboats.
Are there any good books about dinghy cruising?
Currently the most respected book on the topic is The Dinghy Cruising Companion written by Roger Barnes. It’s the book I highly recommend.
How can I subscribe to the blog
In my opinion the best way to follow the blog is to use an RSS-based application or service that allow you to follow uncountable number of other blogs too. Here are some options:
Getting into social media isn’t planned because the rat race of begging for attention would require a lot of effort there. Also, according to the rumors, nowadays people value offline time more which is healthier for human mind too.
How can I contact the author?
Questions, comments and other feedback can be sent to me, Timo, by email to address firstname.lastname@example.org.