The flight of the Island Bird

13 February 2018 | Island Bird in Cascade, Seychelles
29 January 2018 | Approaching the Seychelles
29 January 2018 | At sea, Mayotte to Seychelles
11 November 2017 | Mayotte
11 November 2017 | Dzaoudzi, Mayotte
11 November 2017 | At sea between Seychelles and Mayotte
22 October 2017 | At sea: Mozambique Channel
22 October 2017 | At sea: Seychelles to Mayotte
10 October 2017 | Beau Vallon Bay, at anchor
23 September 2017 | Taylor Smith Shipyard, Mahé, Seychelles
03 August 2017 | Seychelles
03 August 2017 | Seychelles
03 August 2017 | La Digue, Seychelles
03 August 2017 | Seychelles
03 August 2017 | La Digue, Seychelles
06 June 2017 | Cap Ternay, Mahé, Seychelles
31 March 2017 | Anse Islette
31 March 2017 | Victoria, Seychelles
31 March 2017 | At sea between Sri Lanka and Seychelles
31 March 2017 | At sea near the Seychelles

Where is Island Bird? in Cascade, Seychelles

13 February 2018 | Island Bird in Cascade, Seychelles
Dani
Island Bird is still in Cascade Seychelles, tied up to a pontoon since beginning of December when I left for Mauritius. I am now back on board and preparing her for more sailing around the Seychelles and further to the other islands not too far...The weather is definitely better now. Not raining any more and I am looking forward to two months of smooth sailing.

Yellow fin tuna....Sashimi, carpaccio, curry....

29 January 2018 | Approaching the Seychelles
Dani
As we got closer to the Seychelles, the winds became more favourable and as we picked up speed we caught this 10 kilo yellow fin tuna. Enough food for several days...and big juicy fillets into the freezer.
We do not troll all the time at sea. More often we are sailing too fast or too slow....


Dorado, Wahoo or Dolphin Fish?

29 January 2018 | At sea, Mayotte to Seychelles
Dani
Whatever name you prefer, it seems that we just cannot eat one on Island Bird... This one was hooked and landed on the deck but still managed to escape.... It is the third such narrow escape for this beautiful fish. This one was on our way from Mayotte back to the Seychelles back in October 2017. The trip was un eventful but took longer as we had to sail west to get favourable winds....

Inter-island ferry in Mayotte

11 November 2017 | Mayotte
Dani
The connection by ferry between Petite Terre (Dzaoudzi) and Grande Terre is assured by two brand new double-ended roll-on-roll-off vessels built in Mauritius by Chantiers Navals de l'Océan Indien. During the day there is a departure each way every half hour. Nice crossing for cars and a capacity of more than 500 passengers.

Mayotte: Dzaoudzi Anchorage

11 November 2017 | Dzaoudzi, Mayotte
Dani
Having arrived in Dzaoudzi on 17th October, we anchored, checked in with the authorities and drove round Grande Terre. Mayotte is facing a large scale immigration crisis. Apparently 40% of the population consists of illegal, undocumented persons from the Comoro Islands. We were told to be careful with our belongings... Island Bird was tied up to a mooring buoy and is right in the middle of the picture. All went well throughout our stay. Our generator got repaired and fully serviced and is now working perfectly. But noone could repair the mainsail...

Sunset at sea Seychelles to Mayotte

11 November 2017 | At sea between Seychelles and Mayotte
Dani
We had good weather for the 6 days we took to reach Mayotte. Some showers and some periods without any wind at all. However, because of a tear at the bottom of the main sail, we sailed with two reefs almost all the way. Suprisingly we maintained an average speed of over 6 knots. Not bad for sailing for 6 days with two reefs in the main sail....
Vessel Name: Island Bird
Vessel Make/Model: Outremer 50/55
Hailing Port: Nice
Crew: Dani Appave
About:
Joel Signoret joined in January 2017 in Langkawi and left in Seychelles in March 2017. Edouard Legris joined in Langkawi in January 2017 and left in Galle in February 2017. Percy Stanley joined in Galle, Sri Lanka in February 2017 and left in Seychelles in March 2017. [...]
Extra:
Current position: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/IslandBird The Island Bird was built in 2001 at the Outremer yard at La Grande Motte (France) to race in the Route du Rhum but failed to start the race due to faults in her electronics. Initially named the Samsara II, she was [...]
Gallery Error: Unknown Album [1:]:37021
Island Bird's Photos -