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52 Years Ago Today, March 21,1965, Andy Wall, Des Kearns, and Ken Mills Departed Pittwater, Australia on CARRONADE


Andy, Des, and Ken departed from Pittwater, near Sydney, Australia, on a passage of ultimate adventure! Little 30 foot timber, CARRONADE, would take them across the vast Pacific. Three young men who didn’t even know how to navigate but with a will, a spirit of adventure, and blue water flowing through their veins,  they headed out across the wild blue …

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Steve Dashew’s FPB-78 Recently Launched and Underway from New Zealand to Fiji

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Take a look at  the interior of the FPB-78, Functional Power Boat, recently launched at Circa Marine and Industrial in Whangarei, New Zealand.  Steve Dashew has done it again; designed and built a new type of luxurious and functional power boat for high latitude cruising. These owner operated power boats are as seaworthy as you can get.  Steve, and his wife …

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September 17-18, 2016 | Newport International Boat Show Workshops

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As the old circus hawkers used to say, “Hurry hurry, hurry!!!!” My two workshops during the Newport International Boat Show will be filling up quickly.  Register soon! It will be so fantastic to have a real Workshop to be able to get so much more information for you in 3.5 hours instead of the usual rushed 1 hour seminar!  I …

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REALLY GREAT WORLD WIND MAP – You have got to see this!

Global Winds N And S America

I have just happily met some new friends who were out sailing in the Pacific in their lovely boat about the same time we were in 1985 through 1991.  Hard to believe we never met, although we shared many of the same anchorages just missing one another!  But, as fun would have it, I just met them face to face …

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