Perfect Trade Wind Sailing

trade wind sailing

This was just about the most perfect trade wind sailing we have ever had: strong, constant wind and a current on our side in the Flores Sea. Bliss!

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You can’t sail without an engine

You can't sail without an engine

As we’re constantly reminded, in olden times there were no engines, mariners navigated by the stars and relied on trade winds, currents and luck. Quite a lot of the time this meant ending up on the ocean floor or stuck in port…

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We Were Spinning 360°

Spinning 360°

It was every hackneyed cliché in the book. And it was going to be exactly what we had hoped for in the long journey south across the remotest parts of Sulawesi. But as we have learned over the years, when you’re a sailor, it never quite works out the way you expect…

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