Welcome to the Coconut home page!
This homepage tells
the story of the family Åsdam from Oslo Norway and their travels around the
globe on SY Coconut.
Coconut is a
Contest 41 built in Holland in 1985 that has carried us safely across the
seas. We who sail on her are a Norwegian/South African family of four;
Lesley, Trond, Camilla (12) and Colin (9). We left Norway in 2005 and our
big goal was to sail to Australia. We wanted to experience the pacific and
to see the world together as a family.
The Atlantic was crossed in November
2005 as a participant in the ARC rally for cruisers, the whole of
2006 we spent in the Caribbean before sailing across the Pacific in 2007
arriving in Australia at the end of October 2007. We then headed for New
Zealand to see our friends and celebrate x-mass while Coconut was hitching a
lift with a ship back to Europe.
Coconut arrived in Ipswich, England
on the 6th of April. She
stayed on a mooring in the river Orwell kindly lent to us by fellow cruisers
until June when Trond sailed her to Gothenburg. Here the Nuts where
re-united for a summer cruise up to Oslo. It was a wonderful trip and we had
some magnificent weather. We are all so happy about keeping Coconut, there are
so many memories attached to the boat. She will now be our holiday home and escape capsule
based in Oslo. The story continues...
Our trip has been
an incredible adventure, never to be forgotten. One that has shaped our
lives and who we are. Some of our stories and adventures you can read about
here in our news letter library.
Our photo gallery you'll find
Our latest news
letters you will find if you click
To see the music video click on the frame
below. It reminds us so much of the pacific, and our friend Tom who passed