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Here is a Twitter video of an HR36 approaching Scaloway on a mid-summers evening. Making landfall after two days out of Torshavn, Faroe Islands, the yacht encountered calm and benign conditions after turbulent conditions on the previous voyage. Read more →

Eddy Jackson | Editor | Communicationuk streaming multimedia narratives | Digital Learning Services


Another issue is the tidal currents in the Faroes. Although the rise and fall is only a meter or less, the currents generated through the many narrow passages can be fierce, and the overfalls (breaking standing waves) near the entrances to these passages can be frightening and may be dangerous. A local publication with hourly diagrams called Tidal Current Around the Faroe Islands created by Fischer Heinesen is worth having aboard — but is presumably only available after you get there and is useless unless you have local knowledge of when high water occurs. Read more →

Eddy Jackson | Editor | Communicationuk streaming multimedia narratives | Digital Learning Services