[RM STORIES #12] Up North with RM1180 #1

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This week we share an encounter made this morning on Kernevel pontoons, in Lorient.
It’s Oroshi, RM1180 hull #1, making a technical pit-stop here.
After leaving La Rochelle, her owner, Helge, and his two friend Sveinung and Jorn, are about to slip lines to sail to Stavanger, Norway!

A non-stop passage which should take them about one week, depending on the weather conditions.
A unique opportunity to try and taste the local French bakery and its fresh bread!
 
About his RM, Helge sounds enthusiastic: « my previous yacht was an X362; the main difference I get from my RM1180 is that she is much stiffer. And way more performant on reaching and downwind tacks. I got German sheets installed, as well as a bow thruster, a very convenient add-on to maneuver in our harbors. Last, the staysail is a must-have, as it enables to better control the sail area and overall balance, depending on weather. »
 
Waiting for the tide to pass the Raz de Sein, the three navigators were checking the rigging before departure.
If you want to follow their passage, it’s here: https://www.settseil.no/2021/05/06/igang

And they are visible on AIS under the yacht’s name Oroshi.

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