The big sail of the Sweetpeas…

After a huge breakfast and some sugar for me, Jaspar woke up, and made his SweetPea ready for the huge leg, we would do today. The goal was the west-Nautilus passage up to Corsica, with the last stop for today at Fungbluf. Jeffrey, he has a really nice place up there, with a marina, invited us, and came along on the ride.

So we started with a bit delay at the TrYC further north. A very nice route, with sweet wind from the south, making things a lot easier. It was very pleasant that it turned early that day, after all the eastern land-wind.

The west-Nautilus passage is at some points really narrow, but if the Ushuaia can make it, it was no problem at all with the SweetPeas. Jasp knew the way, and thanks to the USB and a very good route, we made it in a pretty nice time.

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We left the narrow waters, to more open water, big channels up north, and the scenery got better and better. If you think the Blake Sea is nice, you want to see these areas! Almost no “Mainland” to see, just very nice coastal areas. Perfect spot to start a journey into this part of the world would be the Gateway Marina. We saw islands, castles and so much more, it was mind blowing. Marty and I were both amazed by this area, and also were Jaspar and Jeff. We stayed in contact using the RainbowSails YC – Synapse (it’s a radio).

After a very long tour, we finally arrived at Fungbulf. Even though it is a bit hidden, is is a wonderful place. Jeff invited us for some Mimosas and we enjoyed some time together after we tuck up and in the boats nicely behind one another. The perfect place for spending some days of vacation, before we take on the next leg.

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Two Peas in a Pot …

Jasper started early the other day, and Marty and I took some days just for us. Next to some quality time with my man, I also used the moment to repaint and finally name our SweetPea. Now she is called “Little Fireman”.

On this morning, due to some conversations on the mobile with Jaspar, I decided to start the next leg, very pleasing I have to say with southern wind. Marty was still, snug as a bug in a rug, sleeping in the cabin, as the first breeze filled the sails and took us up north again.

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The sun just came up, and painted the scenery into nice purple shades of light.

Wardroom became smaller and smaller behind the Little Fireman, and Triumphal was the goal to reach. The morningly wind freshened up a bit, and the water spray kept me awake. The waves and sounds of the sails and the mast, woke up my private fire fighter, so he crawled out of the sleeping bag and jumped into something not Adams costume like. Still yawning we sailed together the last part of this leg of the “around the World Tour”.

Triumphal was close, and I could feel his urge for a morning tea, and some real breakfast, just as my body craved something like that.

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We set the boat ashore on the beach in Triumphal at the yacht club, and enjoyed our time together, waiting for Jaspar, because that was just the beginning today.

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Two Peas in a Pot

But in our case more like three peas in two pots. Jaspar, my best friend got a great idea. Sailing around the known world with the Bandit Sweetpea. We weren’t with him on his first tour, but we caught up with him at Tunbuckle, so he would have company on his trip. When we finally could start sailing, the night came over, and we sailed most of the tine in moonlight.

We, was not just Jaspar and I, but Jaspar, Marty and me together. Our little cruise took us along the wonderful scenery of the southern coast of Nautilus Island, more far to the east and south. Kings Port was our destination, and with the soft and steady wind blowing from north-east we made nice 5 to 7 knots. The perfect speed to enjoy the view.

When we arrived at Kings Port, the sun was risen and gave us the most beautiful blue heaven, and sparkling water. After all that sailing, we enjoyed some zip lining at that little pirates outpost, before we sailed back  north to Wardroom, to stay for the day and the night.

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RSYC Cruise #143

I tried the latest cruise, even one day late and alone, but i liked it. i saw new places and even met frieds, i just know by Flickr, but they recognized my by my pics and my boat. YAY!

It was really fun!

BIF or no BIF?

Today Jasp took me to Dutch Harbor, so we could check the date for the release party of the Bandit IF. It’s still three days, and I am almost dying to finally get one.

After that we sailed up to Skagway for more lovely BIF’s – and to check out this amazing nordic harbor. The view was gorgeous .. and the Bandit F – without the I – was amazing too, very natural.. rustic.

Unfortunately I was so captured in gazing, I missed taking pics. But, I got you some sweet shots of Jaspars Fiery Cross .. with the two of us sailing it.

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Boat testing³

One can’t test new stuff enough, and in the mind of true pioneers, Jasp and I took again some time, to look into theShileds Sailing Boat.

At first, we worked a bit around, to make his boat as sexy as mine, so it finally got the name WHOOHOOO! The Fiery Crossand the Dakota, look great together AND alone. – We raced them down the Blake Sea Channel, around an orange buoy and back to Snug Sea. I won … with one or two seconds … but I won. *dances her awkward winner dance*

Later I took another friend of me – Sabine – to Dex, so she could get this boat too!

Boat Testing – again

Yesterday Jasp and I thought, we will put our heads together, and check this Zephi-Wind thingy. I told you about that one, in my last post. So we took our Shields Class and met atSnug Sea.

He was already finished with personalizing his one. But well I may need a bit longer….

So about Zephi-Weather – it is awesome. It is very detailed, and there is everything in it, from easy peasy to challenging insane. We rode the Shields down to Hollywood Airport and Crows Nest, all along the Blake Sea Cannel, and back, and we both LOVE this boat.

The nice part about Zephi is, that it is saved with the avatar, not the boat, so if you change the boat, and the next one got Zephi too, it will use all the changes to the weather, you already made, so it is really automatic!

I really can just recommend this boat, to just EVERYONE, who like to have a nice boat, that gives you a very great sailing experience.

And btw …. it took me one day more… but she is ready.. and I named her..Dakota, after my sister and soulmate.