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‘Sea Fever’ print available for sale

Victoria, B.C. Canada - 2018 A number of years ago, MaryLou created this beautiful piece of artwork, a hand lettered piece featuring the poem Sea Fever by John Masefield. Through her communications work, she'd met the accomplished Canadian marine … [Read More...]

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Latest Swiftsure Update

May 28, 2017  Royal Victoria Yacht Club At 15:00 I called our second crew meeting and asked our navigators Paul and Nicola to evaluate the wind and current situation based on the models on … [Read More...]

Swiftsure Lightship Classic

May 18,2017                             Check out this article and short … [Read More...]

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Excited, relieved and thankful

Friday, January 13, 201703:00 All's well. 122 nm to Honolulu. Boats going well and water is under control. "You gotta love it!"Just going for a tour on deck and then back to sleep. I was surprised to find a fairly large bird perched on the dodger, sound asleep.I took several flash shots of it but it didn't seem to mind. I know … [Read More...]

Steady winds taking us closer

Friday, January 13, 2017It is 10:00 pm (Thursday night) we are sailing off the wind not quite a reach but close. WW II is churning out 6 knots and tearing along parallel to a three meter swell set with a period of 4 seconds traveling at 10 knots. In other words every four seconds a swell lifts us three meters as it passes under … [Read More...]

Steady Progress

 Thursday, January 12, 201711:40 pmStayed up late to reduce sail as the wind built to 20 knots and sea increased to over two meters as did the pump. So I've been reducing sail from 10:00 pm on till now. Wind seems to be holding so I will go to sleep and wake later to see how things are. Kind of a wild night on deck with full … [Read More...]

Easting to the mark

 Lat 16 27 N Long 159 35 W Course 16 T Speed 4 knots Wind E 15 knots Waves 2 M Cloud 35% Baro 1016 Miles in last 24hr 105 NM Honolulu 306 nm Easting to lay the mark 45.01 NMWednesday, January 11, 2017 01:45 am A new day. Driven from my sleep with an overwhelming desire to go faster and a vision of you waiting on the dock. I have … [Read More...]

A fine balance

Lat 14.47 N, Long 160.04 Range to Honolulu 431 nm Boat speed 4 knots Course 354 T.Tuesday January 10, 2017 00:20 am.All is well. No 25 knot wind yet waiting for the shoe to drop. Back to my bunk.03:35 amNice steady Easterly about 15 knots. Let a little more jib out just to get us along on our way. Quilted sky flushed with moon … [Read More...]

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