Playing a new course during a yacht holiday is always a special pleasure. For golfers afloat, keeping a spare set of clubs on board is a given. But what if you had a private coach on board, who brought along a swing machine and worked with you on your short game on the aft deck and performed video analysis in the screening room at the end of the day?
As usual before lifting anchor the boat captain reviews his engine and runs a checklist of equipment essential to today’s cruise: fuel, water, mooring lines, chains, extra long ground tackle, sturdy nylon trip lines, heavy hammer and climbing spikes. If this sounds more like a rock-climbing expedition than a boat cruise, it is because this is Norway where boaters like to anchor from the country’s very granite walls.