Sailing from Southampton UK and away....
Due to the “Unspecified virus of unknown origin”, everything got messed up. I am still going to sail. I am going to leave this busy society and explore far places. Do you have what it takes? I’m fed up with rules and laws being implemented and more restrictions. Especially when it comes to travel. No later than Late summer 2022 of course all weather permitting too.
Not into drama. I want fun and sunshine. And explore the unknown of the vast oceans.
Sailing from Southampton UK, to the Isles of Scilly and further, much further. As in maybe but not guarantied, Azoren, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Caribbean, Cuba, Florida, through the Panama Canal, and keep going west into the Pacific, where there’s tons of islands left to explore for a lifetime. That’s at least the idea, reality is always a bit different. Doing some exploring on SUP, inflatable dinghy, Spearfishing and freediving, exploring, etc.
I am looking for someone fun, amateur crew who wants to learn or brush up their skills, or have a change of lifestyle altogether. Must be dog friendly. Human friendly a big plus too.
At least to me.
Sailing from England
So far a friendly dog (11yrs) and the skipper (friendly too)
Inquire for more info.
To answer a few questions, ahead of time.
I (not English, actually half- czech,half german, half American. Somehow making it 100%) have been sailing for over 40 years on and off and owning various sailboats. I still am an avid windsurfer. I have sailed this boat across the Atlantic ocean, passage from Boston USA to Southampton UK via the Azores in this sailboat and single handed without autopilot from the Azores to the UK! The boat has a newish- chart plotter, radar and VHF with AIS (commercial ship tracking), ham radio.
The boat does have now a windvane (Hydrovane) wind self steering doohickey, trimmed (tuned) sails and she goes on her own, so the boat, steers it self, if there’s wind at least. Easy to do.
New Refrigerator, new batteries (waiting), new solar (1 kilowatt) and much more. Watermaker is here now. She might not look pretty next to a brand new shiny sailboat ⛵️, but she is roomy and fast enough for an old girl and built very well, which makes her ultra stable in rough seas, actually better than most modern boats. She weighs in at nearly 9 tons. So light to be fast, but heavy enough to be stable in a storm.
I am very strict, when it comes to safety!!!
Safety first, fun later. Especially when in rough seas. No arguments, I’m happy to listen to you with good ideas afterwards, but when in a pinch, there are rules for a reason, to keep everyone safe!
I will not tolerate any nonsense when in rough seas! This is supposed to be fun. Loosing a life isn’t!
Only non smokers, and sorry vaping is smoking too, to me.
Alcohol can be consumed off the boat or on anchor or marina.
Be sober when retuning to the boat. This is a 100% dry boat! Makes it easier with customs too.
I don’t drink at all, but thats me.
Ask any questions. There are no stupid questions, just stupid answers.
So if I haven’t scared you away yet. Hit us up and come on down to have a sail and go from there. The hatch is always open for nice people.