Tag: sailing

My classic wooden yacht tour – an alternative home to beat the overheated Australian property market

My yacht is called Siquando, which translates to “if when; at what time” in Latin and “Yes When” in Italian. The answer is always now! Which is maybe a good way to live life, considering sooner or later we all make the little flowers grow! She is a 9 mtr (30 ft) masthead sloop, cold […]

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The Overlander becomes a Sailor!

It’s been a long held dream of mine to own a yacht and learn to sail. Unfortunately whenever I’ve crewed on other’s boats, things haven’t gone too well. The first time the yacht I was on, got beached for 6 days in Cuba and we had to sail round the Western side of the island […]

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Sailing in Cuba Part 4 – Beached on the South Coast!

Finally, on the 6th day, we are towed to safety, and it only cost the Captain $4,000 USD!! We now must sail 230 nautical miles to Marina Hemmingway, Havana to get the motor repaired. Stay tuned to see how the trip goes. With no motor, a faulty radio and bilge pump, limited water and food […]

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Sailing the Caribbean – How to tie the 3 most important Sailing Knots

Our Captain, ‘Truls the Viking’ shows newbie Alysha the three most important knots to know when sailing. We learn the bowline knot, how to secure a dinghy to a pier using the Clove Hitch and finally, the reef or figure eight knot.

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Sailing the Caribbean – Night Sailing and New Crew

We do a big run up the Mexican Coast, 26 hours of sailing, travelling through the night, doing 200 nautical miles. We also take on two new crew, two Canadian Lasses.

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Sailing the Caribbean – Learning to sail

I’ve been lucky enough to join a yacht on it’s way to Cuba. Truls, a retired Norwegian pilot was looking for crew to join him on his 44 ft Beneteau called Scipionne. In this video I show you around the yacht, which comfortably sleeps six and shows you our first day of sailing from Old […]

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Hol Chan Sailing and Snorkeling Trip, Caye Caulker, Belize

I join Caye Caulker local Dianny for what she says is the best sailing and snorkeling tour in Caye Caulker. On the trip we visit 3 snorkeling locations; Shark Ray Alley, Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Reef Channel. On the tour we see Sharks, Rays and Turtles as well as numerous fish species and coral. […]

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