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Old 10-09-2008, 12:23   #31
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Andreas, keep in touch. As to my leaving before next fall - no chance. I have cases here to finish, a house/contents/3 cars to sell, and a boat that still requires some equipment/refurbishing and a good shakedown before she'll be ready to go (actually, the same could be said of the skipper).
I'll see you when I see you, but I hope it sooner rather than later!
I'll definitely keep in touch about next hurricane season!
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:29   #32
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But Andreas, do i understand you right if i say you donīt know who will follow you over the atlantic. And after that you are alone and your friends will sail with you for a week or two.
How much do you want for 2 persons to cruise with you for a week? (pm me)

What about the atlantic cross...
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:35   #33
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do i understand you right if i say you donīt know who will follow you over the atlantic.
Yes. 7 friends of mine have shown interest in coming across the Atlantic, but it's not clear yet exactly who. From the looks of it, I'll have a great crew. Ideally I'd like for us to be 6 people on the trip. Then we have enough people to run three shifts.
My real stretch is the sail from Norway to Gran Canaria. In particular it looks like the sail from Northern Spain to Gran Canaria will be somewhat tough to find enough people for, but we'll see. I'm optimistic that something will materialize. I have a few friends that are interested, but it's always tough to fit it in with work, especially when I don't exactly know where I'll be, so it's tough to book tickets to and from places in advance.
If anyone on the forum is interested in sailing for a week or two, let me know
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:03   #34
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Put me on the maybe list for UK to Portugal.
I'd expect to pay for flights and rations OFF the boat.
Low on experience but wise/scared enough to take the off-shore watches and raise the master as needed.
I'll have no time limits and have done a couple of cat days in force six, touching eight off the Isle of White, shallow and choppy.
Give me a fortnights notice. LeHavre/Cherbourg/Channel Isles also in reach.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:11   #35
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By the way, there's a car/lorry ferry from Santander, Spanish North coast, to UK every week, walk on passengers shouldn't be a problem. Goes into Weymouth I think, good rail and coach links to London, Bournemouth and Southampton Airports for onward.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:04   #36
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Heya Andreas...good luck with your trip....we might get to meet you in the Caribbean...our boat is in the BVI and we head back there (from London) at the beginning of October. We plan on spending from Oct through February seeing the Windward and Leeward islands before heading across to the Canal and the Sth Pacific....Hud we might get to meet with you as well!!!
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Old 11-09-2008, 13:17   #37
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Go,Go, GO. So envious.
Plan for lots of alternate destinations though, those Hurricanes in the gulf end up in the UK about a fortnight later.
If you get up the Southampton Water I'd love to met up. Planning the same my-self.
A Good boat should tolerate novices and respond as you get used to her.
UK summer has been much the same, still land-locked though.
Hey, whereabouts in Southampton are you? We're in Shamrock Quay
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:59   #38
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Hi. I'd seen the miss-m name a few times and not spotted the Southampton UK.
We are moving house this weekend to the banks of the Itchen just upstream of the Northam Rail bridge. Limited air draft!
Boat house and old landing stage on the river and a nice house across the road. It will get me started seriously on sailing but I don't have the funds to go 34+ Cat this year but I can do a bit of theory and practical training in the meantime.
As I've offered before to Soton's if I can be of any help, being local, give me a call. And if you need a day crew I'd be happy to come along.
There are a couple of Prouts on the opposite bank to you I believe, have you been in touch. Talia, 33'? Cat with the blue sail cover, went off to Ireland a few weeks back, should be back by now.
And the Boat Show next week.
Take Care, it's safer at sea than on the M3.
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Heya Andreas...good luck with your trip....we might get to meet you in the Caribbean...
Hi Michael,
Excellent. I'll keep a few extra beers in the fridge I haven't put down concrete plans of when I'll be where, because right now I'm focusing on the sail down south. Once I get across to the Caribbean we'll see if our courses don't cross.
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Do you have internet on the boat?
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Do you have internet on the boat?
Hi Joakim,
I do and I don't, it depends on if I can tap into unsecured wi-fi networks around where I am.
I'm about to invest in a 5milewifi antenna, to give me better (and easier access).
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Ok, i will send a mail to you later this winter if we have plans for a cruise...
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Latest report: I'm in Egersund on the south western coast of Norway. We were a bit unlucky and tore the jib on the first night. It was an old sail that had been repaired and strengthened, but when a sails time is up, well, then it is up.
Right now I'm waiting for a good weather window that will allow me to sail to Amsterdam using just my main and gennaker (since I have no jib). Right now late Sunday/early Monday looks good. Then I'll high-tail it to Amsterdam and get my sails sorted out.
I've ordered a new jib, that should arrive next Saturday if Gideon can pull it off. He has been great and is a huge support in these times. I don't think I'd be setting sail if it hadn't been for the support he's been giving me.
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We know how you feel.

78 knots here in Ohio when Ike went through, our two ply 10 oz jib is toast.

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Latest report: I'm in Egersund on the south western coast of Norway. We were a bit unlucky and tore the jib on the first night. It was an old sail that had been repaired and strengthened, but when a sails time is up, well, then it is up.
Right now I'm waiting for a good weather window that will allow me to sail to Amsterdam using just my main and gennaker (since I have no jib). Right now late Sunday/early Monday looks good. Then I'll high-tail it to Amsterdam and get my sails sorted out.
I've ordered a new jib, that should arrive next Saturday if Gideon can pull it off. He has been great and is a huge support in these times. I don't think I'd be setting sail if it hadn't been for the support he's been giving me.
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Old 19-09-2008, 02:55   #45
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We know how you feel.
78 knots here in Ohio when Ike went through, our two ply 10 oz jib is toast.
I'm sorry to hear that. My sail looked very similar to yours when I got a proper look at it in the morning.
Still, I'd rather it happened here than in the middle of the Atlantic.
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