The Jackson Four on Tour

Operation 'sell Pegasus of Jersey' begins""

22 July 2013 | Moffat, Scotland
29 March 2013 | Penang
27 March 2013 | Mooloolaba and Penang
22 February 2013 | Mooloolaba
05 February 2013 | Mooloolaba
30 January 2013 | Mooloolaba
11 January 2013 | Brisbane River
27 December 2012
26 December 2012 | Brisbane/Godl Coast
16 December 2012 | Brisbane, Australia
06 December 2012
04 December 2012
01 December 2012
01 December 2012 | Townsville
27 November 2012
26 November 2012
23 November 2012 | Cairns, Australia
15 November 2012 | Vlasoff Reef

Put the brakes on

23 August 2011
Catherine
23 August 2011
Mark and I are asking ourselves, how is it that despite the fact that we had a back up plan for night fall, we still managed to be getting into the anchorage a couple of hours before daybreak?! Not that we are going in yet. For the past 24 hours, we have been going at 3 knots so as to not get there too early and now we've slowed down even more just so that we can go through the pass in daylight. Each atoll in the Tuamotus are like the rim of a volcano with low lying reef all around. From a distance, they look like circles of little islands but in each circle, there are only one or two passes that are deep enough to navigate through into the middle. In the lagoon, the water is about 2-3 metres deep throughout with coral heads everywhere, and you have to stick to a channel, so now you can see why you don't attempt it at night. You are also supposed to time it so you are going in during a slack tide, but I don't think that's so much a problem for us, with there being no wind. There will be a strong current, but it will be calm. She says. We can now see the lights of the village of Fakarava. There are no lights on the surrounding atolls and I can see why it was called the Dangerous Archipelago which was to be avoided at all costs in the days before GPS. Thankfully, we have about 6 GPS on board so even if one goes, we have others as backup! Today was such a slow passage that Mark and I completely cleared out, aired and sorted out one of our bow storage lockers . It was good to see that everything was dry at the very bottom in the bilges. Mark was delighted that his kilt was mildew free and we gave it a good air too! You never know when you might need a kilt on a sailing trip! Current pos: 15.58S 145.34W
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Vessel Name: Pegasus of Jersey
Vessel Make/Model: Nautitech 395 Catamaran
Hailing Port: Lefkas, Greece
Crew: Mark, Catherine, Mia and Lachlan
About:
Having met whilst sailing on Bob's boat, there always was a vague plan that we would at some stage sell the house, buy a boat and sail round the world. Unfortunately, we didn't have a house. That was 9 years ago. [...]
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Jackson Four on Tour

Who: Mark, Catherine, Mia and Lachlan
Port: Lefkas, Greece