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We are back in New Zealand.
wakataitea made her first 5000 Nm. crew and boat are fine and happy.
thanks to the wharram team for the nice and safe boat design.
Wakataitea is the boat we wonted and we are very happy with it.
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Santa Cruz Islands in the Solomon
we visit a place named Utupua and the village Asubuo. here are living 100 people in a nice village. fare away from everything.
a nice TAM TAM ( drum out of a solid piece of wood
... space enough for this on a wharram...
it is build like the traditional boats here in new caledonia build this one is glue with epoxi.
big smile, we are in the tropics... juhu
new Caledonia is our new home for the next 4 weeks.
after a windy trip from New Zealand up to here, we are very happy to have a wharram. this are really good boats. we had all wind conditions. from 0 to 40 knots of wind. the wakataitea and the crab claw rig did a perfect job. Hans Klaar was right, it a beautiful rig. the sails are easy to work with and we had never any problems to handle them. thanks a lot to Hans Klaar the rig designer
haevy sea shaked the boat realy hard but all the lashing holed the boat strong together... the hull shape let the boat move easy thrue the sea....
nice system .... james and hanneke ... thanks a lot for this good design.
in 3-4 weeks, we will sail to vanuatu to loin the oceans watch team in port vila...
We are still waiting for the right wind to go. It looks like it will be on Sunday.
In the main time we check our stuff, complete the provision for the next month and joined the www.oceanswatch.org.
…Oceans Watch works with the world’s sailors to undertake marine conservation projects and offer humanitarian aid to coastal communities in developing countries…
Natalie Riddler, Scientist and Dive Master, and Chris Bone the Project leader visited us on WAKATAITEA to talk about projects in Vanuatu.
We are happy to join them for the whole season and work with Natalie on reef check project around Vanuatu.
it is blowing 35 knots of wind and rain on the anchorage.
we are still waiting for the weather window... grrrrrr it is getting cold and boring but if you see a satellite picture like this, you are happy to be not outside.....
even not with a wharram..... ;)
the weather gourous say that maybe the 3. of Mai is our day.