first rule that I ever learned on the boat - captain is always right!

second rule I learned - if you wish to make some tea or coffee for yourself, you must ask others if they want some and make it for them!

third rule -first person that gets to eat is person behind the steering wheel!

You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...

                                              ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Have you heard that sailors are super superstitious? Before I was sailing myself, when I watched movies or read books about pirates, I noticed that there are some things they always believe in, for example, woman on board brings bad luck.. How funny, of course in current circumstances, when more and more women set sail and are wonderful sailors.

This is the first year that I am deciding and doing everything on the boat. Starting from sorting, washing and cleaning to choosing gelcoat, paint and buying new orbit sander and feeling like a happy child on Christmas day when opening it!

It was a rainy Thursday afternoon in my office and I was doing some doodles. Coming back and forth in my mind as to what should I call the boat I have just received by a lovely coincidence. The name Tofla sounded like Tofu and french female pronoun la combination, that actually from Swedish means "slipper" and I...



This weekend 8-10th June organised by Sail Training Association Latvia, I had a wonderful chance to show youngsters how to sail, who haven't done that before.

This is the day I am buying tickets for me and 3 guys who will help me sail "Dora the Explorer" to Riga. I am excited but also a little bit scared (as it should be) starting a new chapter in one's life.

Everyone has a passion. For some it's gardening, for some it's animals. Mine is sailing. I have sailed for 3 years now and opportunity has risen for me to go on adventure that others could only dream about! There is a wonderful Hallberg-Rassy 41 boat that I have permission to sail around the world!

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