This pudgy, chubby little full-keeler, many times mistaken for the Swedish Cruising Association’s bouy in guest harbors around the Swedish coast, has made a couple of sensational journeys across the Atlantic ocean
and Arctic sea. The Havsfidra Fione came on second place according to the handicap rules in the OSTAR race
She was built to the Royal Swedish Navy
standards and is therefore very strong, both hull and the rigg is over dimensioned.
I am owner of the Havsfidra Curette and has made the web page mentioned earlier in this thread. My only sailing area for the last half century has been the Stockholm archipelago, consisting of around 24,000 islands, which I have manage to explore a fourth part of, at the most. My Curette has managed to run over a few hidden skerries without a scratch, and she even got stuck in a swing bridge once. But, please don't pass it on.
I have knowledge of maybe four Havsfidras in the United States.
One in Tampa, Florida
, that was taken apart a couple of years ago, and a new owner wanted to know how to put her together again. I’m not sure about the outcome.
Another Fidra, Ulladh, is sailing on the Delaware river, and have a couple of videos on Youtube.
, in the town Beverly, or perhaps in Salem Yacht Club across the bay, you can find Liliput, Havsfidra #318, built in 1973.
To San Rafael, north of the San Francisco
bay has Havsfidra #159, visible on Google Earth
, found its way.
by svHannabel is a delight for me, because I have had some knowledge about her existence, and her owner, but never seen neither of them. If I assume the photo was taken in South Haven, this has to be Havsfidra #301 Pippi, built in Fisksätra in 1973. Her owner lives in Fennville 15 miles to the northeast.
The boat has three advantages, no space for a shower
, the height 5 foot 4 in the cabin
, and finally, the red paint
that cannot stand the sunlight.
Carl (Staffan is too hard to pronounce)