Hello all, another mad kiwi here, the thread title tells of our latest dream.
My wife and I have lived in mainland China
where we sailed predominately in the yellow sea. ( anyone need help with sailing in and out of China
we maybe able to help) we established a sailing club in 2005 in the city of Weihai. We had lots of local participationit is awesome to see people for the first time standing at the helm
. With the help of lots of Eroupean teenage volunteers we have taught over 500 kids
to sail, great fun.
In 2008 I bought a 44' orc built in 1979 from Ishigaki in Japan
and sailed her just over 1000nt miles to Weihai China , a very technical boat with over 18 winches ( lots happening when you sail her and I loved the experience) She is now used by a group of Chinese for coastal sailing and the occasional trip over to Korea
We are looking for an ex lease
boats in Croatia
that we would like to buy as a family
and sail back to NZ with a small detour to China... Lots of issues here!
Not in the least: I have no boating
competency papers,( typical kiwi... have just gone and done it)
I have two kids
who will come with us except for the most dangerous legs, Pirates once we pass through the Suez, Pirates when we make our way up to China ?, mad crazy shipping
channels around south China, hurricane
seasons in both hemispheres, big stretchs of open water
( I like that part)
So if there is anybody out there who would like to offer their advise go right ahead!
We would love to hear from some one who may he purchased a boat from Croatia
and has sailed out of these waters.
thanks for Living!
Lyndon and Crew