When in 2006 the area and the structures of the marina in Docksta were restored, the first goal was to reintroduce moorings, facilities and dedicated services to support sailors & cruisers. It was too long that Docksta was waiting to welcome the long distance sailors again. Second goal was to support sailing experiences within the High Coast and to awake new focus and interest in the natural, cultural and touristic coastal assets of the Höga Kusten / High Coast UNESCO World Heritage.
The beauty of the High Coast waters and its natural coastlines is a great value to share within the international sailing community.
In the Baltic Sea, two general growing trends involve more long distance cruisers:
still looking for sailing more close to the Nature, they are escaping from even nice sailing destinations that during the summer are too crowded of boats & people;
they don't just love sailing open waters or wild mooring: sailors move inland for great outdoor experiences to share with people onboard.
So, year after year, more boats and crews are sailing up to the northern part of the Baltic Sea and heading to the Swedish High Coast & the Finnish Kvarken Archipelago.
Docksta has become a landmark for many Baltic Sea Cruisers in discovering the best spots: here they can safely moor their sailboats or motor yachts but also can discover the best that the High Coast has to offer ashore.
The guest harbour's location is in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage: in Docksta, we encourage people to pair sailing with walking, biking, hiking (and running!) from the piers.
Sailors start from the marina to enjoy the natural surroundings, the main outdoor activities & the events around Skule mountain.
We highlight them the most stunning paths around Docksta, at different levels of difficulty but overall quite easy and accessible to any family. The national park of Skuleberget is easy to reach from our piers also by bicycle (sailors can also rent our MTB).
We engage them, online and onsite, with free maps for hiking / walking / running
Baltic Cruisers in the Höga Kusten are coming in Docksta from all over the nordic Countries (Sweden, particularly from south of Sweden and Stockholm, Finland, Denmark and Norway), and from abroad (mainly Germany, UK and Holland).
In the guest harbour they find fresh water to refill their tanks and electricity to recharge the boat's batteries, comfortable toilets & showers, a washing machine & dryer to refresh onboard linens & laundry. Docksta village offers useful commercial facilities and shops easy to reach from the piers and connections with the bus lines, the main road (E4) or local TAXI services. On average, they stop at the moorings for a couple of nights.
At Docksta Havet Base Camp, sailors find support across three main assets:
Welcoming them with facilities and quality services for crew and boats moored at the guest harbour.
Informing them about the best outdoor activities & natural assets in the area of Skuleberget and Skuleskogen.
Engaging them in nautical activities & pop-up events on the "waterfront" playground in Docksta and in the Sailor's Club House.
Skippers, crew and their Guests are welcome into the Sailor's Club House:
For sailors entusiasts that are dreaming to sail the waters of the Höga Kusten UNESCO world heritage in Sweden, online we share topics about sailing and outdoor from the High Coast.
Highlighting what High Coast Sailors love to do:
SHARING MAPS & TIPs to get the most:
Docksta Havet is HLR: Cruising Association Honorary Local Representative for the High Coast
The network of CA Honorary Local Representatives (HLRs) aim to support Cruising Association members while they are visiting or planning to visit specific harbors/ports, or areas like the Höga Kusten, by providing helpful assistance, information and advice - plus a friendly welcome! - to yachtsmen and their crew.
Founded in 1908, the Cruising Association ("CA" website is www.cruising.org.uk) has several thousand members, of whom about 900 are "CA Baltic section" members that means they have sailed in Baltic Sea, or are interested in sailing in all the Countries bordering the Baltic Sea - Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands also form part of the section). Quite a few members are non-British, and/or non-UK-based.
The aim of CA is to encourage cruising in sail yachts and motor yachts. What is really impressive is how CA Members like and are effective to share experiences, knowledge, and fun to get the most out of their cruising. Information is distribuited through the section's newsletter, website and the forum. For info, please contact the Section Secretaries, Graham and Fay Cattell, at firstname.lastname@example.org or CA staff at email@example.com.
Docksta Havet Base Camp is a guest harbour member of the Riksföreningen Gästhamnar Sverige (RGS), its quality is certified 4 stars out of 5.
Here you can reach or contact us:
Docksta Havet AB
Hamnen 10 - 87033 Docksta - Sweden
phone: +46 76 3136628