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Old 11-02-2010, 22:21   #1
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Hurrah! We Crossed Bass Strait and Survived!

Well we just completed our 1st ocean crossing, Eden NSW to St Helen's Tasmania. I would love to say we did it style, but I was kinda a let down. I became violently seasick half way thru the voyage. My amazing partner Jen, picked up my slack and held the trip together. It took us 54hours. We hope to stay cruising in Tas for a couple of months and then go north thru the islands back to Eden. All the story on our blog.
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Old 11-02-2010, 22:34   #2
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Congratulations.

Before I started our circumnavigation, I made a night sail to the Bahamas in our Privilege 39 catamaran, and I got seasick. I couldn't believe it. I had just quit my job, announced to my colleagues that I was going to sail around the world, and on my first overnight sail I was as sick as a dog.

It was supremely discouraging. If I couldn't sail fifty miles to the Bahamas without getting seasick, what would happen during our circumnavigation. Would I set a new record of 33,000 miles of global misery sailing around the world?

In spite of my inauspicious start, I took off on the circumnavigation, and never got seriously seasick again. Interesting, isn't it. If I had listened to the voice of misery and despair, I would have never set sail on our trip. Seasickness would have snuffed out my dream.
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Old 11-02-2010, 23:13   #3
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Congratulations!

Tassie is such a nice place and given how hot it is up north, it is the perfect time of year to be down there.

I hope you get right down around Hobart where there are so many bays, harbours and inlets to explore! Never know, you might even get to check out Shipsterns?
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Old 11-02-2010, 23:14   #4
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Good on you for your 1st crossing! Similiar story to Dave's...only time I got sea sick was 6 miles off shore in 6 ft seas...had something to do with some bad eggs and a backed up head...never happened again.
I guess we all have to pay homage to Neptune. Your doing great,
your out there!
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:36   #5
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Congratulations.

Before I started our circumnavigation, I made a night sail to the Bahamas in our Privilege 39 catamaran, and I got seasick. I couldn't believe it. I had just quit my job, announced to my colleagues that I was going to sail around the world, and on my first overnight sail I was as sick as a dog.

It was supremely discouraging. If I couldn't sail fifty miles to the Bahamas without getting seasick, what would happen during our circumnavigation. Would I set a new record of 33,000 miles of global misery sailing around the world?

In spite of my inauspicious start, I took off on the circumnavigation, and never got seriously seasick again. Interesting, isn't it. If I had listened to the voice of misery and despair, I would have never set sail on our trip. Seasickness would have snuffed out my dream.
Thanks Dave,

Your comment has given me great hope, for continuing our dream. As your story is quite an amazing one & I have enjoyed your inspirational web site, it has pushed me to get underway.

To Surfer Shane, yes I might look at Shipsterns, but I don't think Crazy Lady is quick enough for a tow in.

Thanks Hugo,
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Well done and concratulations , 52 hrs thats a biggy. 18 hrs was enough for me ,

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Well done you guys - perhaps cach you down here around Hobart soon. Cheers - Ian
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Well done, great Blog you have!!!
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Lots of people get crook on the first day out, including my 'Admiral'.
Even if we anchor some where safe on the first night, she's right as rain from there on.
We have found that if she dabs on 'Motion Ease', that we bought at Whitworths, the symptoms are a lot less. She sits on watch and I make the cuppas.
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"Skellum" = Southern African ??
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Old 20-02-2010, 22:14   #12
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Going off thread,
I spent some time travelling in Africa, and worked in South Africa in my 20's.
When we sold our trailer sailor 'Mad Rascals' I wanted to rename our new boat 'Mad Rascals'. But the Admiral insisted that we'd already had that name. So we decided that 'Skellum' was close enough. We sometimes get asked - Do you know what that means? with raised eyebrows. But it's close enough.
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Thanks, everyone. Weyalan, where abouts in Tas are you?
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Thanks, everyone. Weyalan, where abouts in Tas are you?
We are in Hobart. Our boat is at Bellerive Yacht Club... currently rudderless
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