Started cruising in 1999. Sailed across the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea and then to the Med. Sailed around the Black Sea in 2001. Sailed back down the Red Sea to Darwin in 2003. Sailed to Hawaii from Japan in 2005. Then sailed to Thailand in 2005 and then back to the Med in 2007. Hope to continue sailing slowly Westward. Finished circumnavigation 2011 now coastal cruising Oz looking for a spot to refit the boat. Have bought a house in Maclean, NSW, haul out the boat for refit in a few weeks.
Boat is a Crowther Windspeed 36 catamaran, named Gone Troppo.
Web site, http://www.gonetroppo.org
Maclean, NSW, Australia
Christmas Is, Cocos Keeling Is, Chagos, Maldives, India, Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Albania, Croatia, Italy, Indonesia, East Timor, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand. Japan & Hawaii, Malta, France, Spain, Morocco, Gibraltor, Portugal, Ireland & The UK, Canaries, Suriname, Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent & The Grenadines, St Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadalupe, Antigua, St Martin, US Virgins, Bahamas, Panama, Marquesas, Tuamotos, Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Chesterfield Reef.
See where I am; http://www.winlink.org/userPositions VK8ZBV or http://www.pangolin.co.nz/yotreps/reporter_list.php GONE TROOPO
Meet local people in the countries I visit, and enjoy a cold beer or two.
Hi Stephen! Just woke up...going to be in the 80's today and tomorrow so going to the boat both days! Went down yesterday and did that first time "shopping" for the boat...yikes...can't fit another thing in the car! By time everything's done it will probably be the second week in May before I ever get out of the slip! Sound's like u need to hook a ride on someone's boat that's already in !! Need coffee....u take care!
Can hardly wait! Going down again today, hope to have name decal made today and put on, then the detailer will put a coat of hard wax on transom. We really need a few 70 degree days here soon. Will be chilly sailing, but will tough it out!!!!! LOL....mittens and long underwear the first week for sure. Is it chilly where you are or just getting boat stuff done?
Stephen, it was great seeing you in Turkey last week. Check out the photo on the mainpage. By the way, guess who sailed into our marina on Sunday? Incognito from San Francisco, who say they remember you from years ago in Med... Small world, eh? :-)
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