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SV Trotamar III, Juan Bassols BE

Hallo Peter, Nach über 6000 Meilen mit deinem Windpilot sind wir vor zwei Monaten in Azores angekommen. Der Windpilot war unser bester Steuermann, übrigens heißt er Timoteo und wird immer wieder von uns liebevoll für seine Arbeit gelobt. Nun wartet … Continue reading

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SV Silver Queen, Myles Mass US

Hi Peter, Just a quick note from the Azores. Our recently purchased Pacific Windpilot for our LAVRANOS 43 has been fantastic and steered most of the way from the Chesapeake to Bermuda and on to the Azores. Just wanted to … Continue reading

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Jester Azores Challenge 2012 #2

ARRIVALS 19th june 2012 12. Basil Panakis in Jaba 11. Andy Lane in Bula 10. John Apps in Glayva 9. James Stock in Fly 8. Howard Chivers in Sandpiper 7. Nick Bridges in Dolphin 6. Thomas Jucker in Marta 5. … Continue reading

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Jester Challenge 2012 – Plymouth – Azores

VERABREDUNG ZUM SEGELN Das ist das Motto der JESTER AZORES CHALLENGE, bei der 31 Einhand Segler, zumeist aus England, in Plymouth zusammen gekommen sind um gemeinsam, ein jeder auf seinem eigenen Schiff, Richtung PRAIA DE VITORIA, TERCEIRA / AZORES zu … Continue reading

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SV Hoogtij, Titus Bekkering NL

WELELDREIS IN MINIFORMAT Op wereldreis gaan, maar wel om zes uur thuis zijn voor het eten. Zo voelt het voor Titus Bekkering als hij in een vakantie van Nederland naar de Azoren en terug zeilt. En als een oefening in … Continue reading

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SV Tuvalu, Hans Geilinger ES

Hi Peter a wonderful sailing season came to ceize due to the start of the hurricane season. Our boat went on the hard in Chaguaramas / Trindad and we will proceed to Panama during next season time. The Pacific has … Continue reading

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FishfinderPro app – name your catch and know what you’re eating

FISHY, FISHY – IDENTIFIED, FISHY, FISHY – BAKED, STEAMED OR FRIED? Sailors at sea are always looking for a bit of variety, at least as far as the menu goes. Often that variety comes in the form of a stroke … Continue reading

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SV Blue Sky, Grisel+Tino Schumann MX + GER

KALKUTTA – BLUE SKY – WEISSWASSER – HOW DOES THIS FIT? A puzzle hardly to recognize – at least in case you have been unable to meet two happy persons – a complete family though! Griselle – temperament from Mexiko … Continue reading

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SV Fly, Noy + Alex Benischek Bangkok / AT

DSCHUNKEN SCHOONER DORY DO IT YOURSELF IN THAILAND Hi everybody! Sorry for not sending some update earlier, but I was just very, very busy, and tired. I hope you are all fine and well doing.

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Bad Parking in front of Hamble River

Hi Peter, The boat is stuck on Hamble Spit. It was Saturday morning, there were at least three different racing events on and a good few hundred boats – plus the ferries and maybe even a cruise ship – must … Continue reading

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SV Kajsada, Tuva Loekse+Erik Velldal NOR

Amigo 27 – Small boat and small car – packing might be a challenge for both continue here

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SV Trotamar, Joan Bassols and family BE

Hallo Peter, Schon seid Wochen will ich mich bei dir melden. Wir sind am 7 Februar in Grenada angekommen. Nach dem ersten Schrecken mit den verlorenen Bolzen vor Cabo Verde hat der Windpilot hervorragend gearbeitet, ich habe ihn kurz nach … Continue reading

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SV Seraffyn, Lin+Larry Pardey USA

GO SMALL – GO SIMPLE – GO NOW !LIN and LARRY PARDEY – the Pardey family – are the specialists in Bluewater cruising with Pocket Cruising Boats. They are living and sailing with SV Seraffyn since decades, a wooden cutter … Continue reading

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SV Santana, Trees+Jan van Weeghel NED

HI Peter, after successful crossing from Cape Verdie we arrived in Brasil, participated to the Carnival in SALVADOR – survived this event and enjoying the sun of Itaparica Warm regards Trees + Jan    SV Santana Koopmans 54

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Solo Circumnavigators 1965 – 2011

1895-98 Joshua Slocum Spray 36 USA 1936-38 Louis Bernicot Anahita 1942-43 Vito Dumas Legh11 Argentina, Southern Hemisphere 1949-52 J Y le Toumelin KURUN France 1955-56 Jean Lacombe Hippocampe France 1950-58 Marcel Bardiaux Les Quartre Vents France 1959-60 Patrick Moore Drifter … Continue reading

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SV Olgalou, Inga+Vassil GER

Strong winds and hard work in the Canaries

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SV Hokus Pokus II, Ulla+Mats Wangdahl SE

SV Hokus Pokus II is a NAJAD 420 who started from her homeport in Sweden sometime in summer 2007, crossed the Atlantic in winter time and spent most of the year 2008 in caribbean waters, crossed the Panama canal by … Continue reading

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SV Fulmar, Erik Rodesjö NOR

Brandnew OVNI 365 left her homeport Longyearbyen in Norway during summer 2011 to head South towards the Canaries where they spent some weeks be until end of the year. The idea is to do the Atlantic circle and returning to … Continue reading

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SV Alua, Nelly+Peter Moser CH

Motiva 41 underway to the West, just arrived in Caribbean waters some weeks ago. The owners purchased the steel boat in Danmark, moved South towards the Med during 2008 / 9 retired in 2010 and are liveaboards since end of … Continue reading

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SV Silya, Gerhard Hinrichs GER

Kelt 707 with her Skipper Gerhard just ahead of Helgoland. Gerhard just recently has changed his boat to a slightly larger vessel. He is now owning an AMEL MARAMU and will start his bluewater experiences soon. He just passed some … Continue reading

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