well we finally arrived in pattaya,thailand after a fairly fast trip from Singapore
stops in tioman island Malaysia
and koh samui to check into Thailand
looks like just in time as the north east monsoon is due to start blowing next week making the shallow south china
sea and gulf of thailand
voyage started in Valencia spain
in mid augustwhen the new owner purchased the 2009 lagoon 440 catamaran
as the boat was usa flagged and had overstayed its period of EU tax exemption,and was due to be shipped out of the EU.
it was decided prudent to take it out of EU waters,and re import
it before it went on the ship from palma de Mallorca.
so a quick trip to Algeria was the first part of the delivery
,this took about 4 days ,checking back in to the eu in Cartagena
then another quick run up to palma,all went fine till just off Alicante where the port engine
decided to break its engine
this we managed to get fixed over the weekend,then carried onto palma,where the cat sat for a month at royal club nautico awaiting shipping
by sevenstar shipping
I flew into Singapore to meet the ship on the 19th,launched on the 21st and left midnight on the 23rd to get the tide through the straits.
we had to anchor
for final clearance at the changi quarantine anchorage for about an hour,then proceeded to the straights.......very busy night with lots of large vessels anchored,and a ship passing roughly every 5 miniutes for most of the night until we turned north at daylight.
had a fairly uneventful trip up to pattaya,apart from thousands of small vessels squid fishing
,debris in the water
and many fish
only had to stop twice to remove plastic from the props!
I also managed to meet up with cf members "Emerald sea" in Singapore at SAF yacht club marina where we moored up and "Captainbri" in pattaya who were great sources of local info
,unfortunately missed "ex-calif".,....but some people have to work in proper jobs
here are a few photos of the 1500miles I sailed "storm dancer" on the delivery