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Giselle’s Position Links

October 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Have added a couple of links to our boat position. This will be updated via the Yotreps reporting scheme. Should be there within about 12 hours of our report. See right hand side links. More details on

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Tags: About · At Sea · Contacts for good info · Pacific Leg · Route and dates

Full Credits for the Windpilot Rudder

June 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Full Credits for the Windpilot Rudder

We have been steered by the windpilot with the new rudder for over a 1000 miles and when removed in Galapagos it looked good. So I think we can claim some success for the new rudder we made while in Shelter Bay, Panama. It was surprising quite how many people contributed to getting the final […]

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Tags: Atlantic Leg · Contacts for good info

At Sea: Isla Del Malpelo

May 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on At Sea: Isla Del Malpelo

Position: 3.990,-80.238  ,at 07:00 local, 13:00 BST 24hr run: 95.2 miles GPS,  112.6 miles log. ETA Galapagos at 5 knots:  05:21 local 24th May Wind: South West 15-18 knots Sea: lumpy with no swell Skye:  60% cloud cover no thunder clouds Isla del Malpelo is some 80miles to the west, a small island in the […]

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Tags: At Sea · Contacts for good info · Pacific Leg

Making of the Windpilot Rudder

April 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

We are well on our way to making the rudder for the windpilot. Ryce came up trumps finding exactly the correct tube for the shaft and doing some exquisite welding. You can contact him on +507 433 0433 or +507 6429 4288 if you need help with stainless parts. I’ll get to mention all the […]

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Tags: Atlantic Leg · Contacts for good info

Preparations and Reflections

April 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on Preparations and Reflections

“What’s that dinghy doing in the middle of nowhere? It looks just like Benny Junior’s beaten out tender” We collect it and put back on a mooring as we leave Harmony beach. I wonder if Benny will use a different knot from now on! Will he get lessons from the children on the beach he […]

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Tags: Atlantic Leg · Contacts for good info

Antigua and Photo Galleries

January 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Antigua and Photo Galleries

Had a great few days sailing up to Antigua. Including a real blast into Antigua from Deshaies on the NE corner of Guadeloupe in 25 to 30 knots of wind. The maintenance we had scheduled for St Lucia I am doing here in Falmouth harbour. All the key people are within a short dinghy ride! […]

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Tags: Atlantic Leg · Contacts for good info · Weight Challenge

Update: Lanzarote Chapter 2

November 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Update: Lanzarote Chapter 2

Photos of our time with Sheana and Tom in the Gallery. I have passed my PADI open water diving course so can get my air bottles filled. A few days of maintenance before we move on – Fitting a new membrane to water maker; Mast check; Bottom clean; engine anode change etc.

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Tags: Atlantic Leg · Contacts for good info · Friends & Family · Weight Challenge

Preparation of Giselle Part 1

June 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A lot of companies have helped get Giselle ready for the next lap of the world. Many thanks to you all I know that this list will not be complete and I will add more later. All of the underlining are links –

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Tags: Contacts for good info

First Aid

April 1st, 2008 · 3 Comments

David: Updated my first aid at Port Edgar. Unlike the courses at work, you can visualise using first aid at sea, so the day feels critical and important. They have changed the resuscitation bit. You no longer waist time looking for circulation by hunting for the pulse etc you assume that if they aren’t breathing […]

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March 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Vancouver

David; Visiting Kirsty in Vancouver. Surprised to see plenty of boats out sailing and motoring between the islands. I’ll collect together some photos and publish them on the site when I get close to leaving. We had a great 2 days on Pender Island in the Southern Gulf Islands. Almost literally within a stone throw […]

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Tags: Contacts for good info · Friends & Family