Trinidad to Turkey 2012

15 April 2012 | Soper's Hole
09 April 2012 | San Juan
08 April 2012 | Ensenada Honda - Culebra
06 April 2012 | Charlotte Amalie
30 March 2012 | Hurricane Hole, St John
25 March 2012 | Francis Bay, St John USVI
18 March 2012
17 March 2012 | Bitter End Yacht Club
15 March 2012 | Spanish Town – Virgin Gorda
09 March 2012 | Virgin Gorda, BVI
09 March 2012 | Great Camanoe Island, BVI
09 March 2012 | Cane Garden Bay - Tortola, BVI
09 March 2012 | Jost van Dyke Island, BVI
09 March 2012 | Tortola, BVI
07 March 2012 | Peter Island - White Bay and Road Town,Tortola
19 February 2012 | Peaks Yacht Services, Chaguaramas, Trinidad
19 February 2012 | Trinidad

Le Marin - the Mecca of Yacht Services and Charter boats!

23 January 2011 | Le Marin
Henriette -
By far the most yachts I have seen in one spot in this huge marina! It is buzzing! It is beautiful and well laid out for boaties! The Marina is great! It is the main base of over 17 charter companies and all trades are in abundance here! That is exactly why we went there (as it is also a place much closer with an easier sail for our trip back to Rodney Bay to pick up the parts!) A very friendly electrician helped us out on a Saturday afternoon at 4.30pm!! He could fix the anchor winch only....that same day Johann and I got stuck into the manual of the deck winch and found the loose connection! And it fixed that problem! Hallelujah ! Finally!!Now we just need to get the wind indicator part tomorrow and Bob's my Uncle!
The next morning early we were back in Rodney Bay (with a very quick sail in great winds!) The parts were there ...customs were nice enough not to force us to go and get visas again! And things are looking up at this stage! We connected the wind indicator part up on top of the mast - and it all seems to work fine! But...always a but....the other part (zinks for the props) were the wrong part! Johann was less than thrilled...that will have to wait till the next big centre to sort out...and it cannot be good for the props to be without them - we will have to avoid Marina's in the mean time ....where electrolyses is more likely to affect a prop without a zink! We left very early (5.30am) the next morning to go back to Martinique - this time St Pierre...up the north western coast of Martinique. A long 5 hour boisterous sail in 25-30 knot winds and huge swells!
Just to find out that the anchor winch is still not working all the time!! So...back to square one! least it is sort of allowing the most important operations...just no chain counting on it...!!!Well...we will wait for an English speaking electrician this time!
Vessel Name: Scolamanzi
Vessel Make/Model: Leopard 4600
Hailing Port: Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Crew: Johann Scholtz & Henriette Scholtz
Johann is owner and skipper with wife and first mate Henriette. The two of us will take Scolamanzi in February 2012 on to the BVI, Bahamas and Bermuda - where Chriso (a crew member and friend from Australia) will join us in the ARC to take her to the Azores and Portugal. [...]
Extra: We take delivery of Scolamanzi in Cape Town during September 2010. After commissioning and provisioning departure will be end of October on leg one to Trinidad for our first season in the Caribbean. 20 February 2012 : We are now on our second leg of our voyage from Trinidad to Turkey....
Scolamanzi's Photos - Main
Our first leg of the foyage
17 Photos
Created 8 December 2010
It was one hell of an effort!! But we managed to find space for all of it!! Easy !!
6 Photos
Created 24 October 2010
Great sailing to test all the new features and sails of Scolamanzi
12 Photos
Created 24 October 2010
Additions and fine tuning on Scolamanzi with the help of John Titterton
16 Photos
Created 3 October 2010