Strider's Circumnavigation

43' Mason Cutter

30 June 2009 | Charleston, SC
22 June 2009 | Charleston, SC
15 June 2009 | Charleston, SC
18 May 2009 | Beaufort, NC
10 May 2009 | Beaufort, NC
21 January 2009 | Beaufort, NC
06 January 2009 | Beaufort, NC
06 January 2009 | Beaufort, NC
27 December 2008 | Coinjock, North Carolina
20 December 2008 | Portsmouth, VA
15 December 2008 | Cape May, NJ
10 December 2008 | Sandy Hook, NJ
20 November 2008 | Bristol, RI
23 September 2008 | Newport, RI
22 September 2008
21 September 2008

Note to Visitors

22 September 2008
We are really looking forward to receiving the family and friends who have promised to come sailing with us at various stages of our circumnavigation. Without wanting to sound too prescriptive, here are some suggestions on what to bring and what should preferably stay at home (some of these may be obvious, but some I had to learn the hard way!).

What to bring
- Sunscreen!!! And sunhats.
- Any prescription medication you might need, as well as the prescription itself.
- Seasickness tablets - we have found the best are Stugeron and Motillium. Seasickness affects most people only for 2 or 3 days.
- Leave-in hair conditioner - we have a water-maker, but water supplies will still be limited.
- Shorts, T-shirts, cossies and sarongs.
- One or two fleecys for cooler evenings.
- Mask and snorkel if required.
- Couple of paperbacks for lazy afternoons (preferably donate to crew afterwards).
- Anything else we might ask you to bring due to local unavailability.
- Your sense of humour and willingness to go with the flow!

What not to bring
- Suitcases (not a suggestion - captain's orders!!). Please bring soft-sided luggage (like duffel bags) which can be folded up. There is literally no space to store suitcases.
- Dark-soled shoes/sandals (and please no heeled shoes) - these wreak havoc on teak decks.
- Too much clothing. Almost half the clothes I had initially brought to the US, got sent back to SA before we set sail!
- Leather jackets, handbags etc.
- Your computer - we have one on board for sending emails, and downloading and burning pics.
- Hair dryers, expensive jewellery etc. The idea is to get back to nature!

Finally, please bear in mind that tight time schedules may pose a problem. We can in no way guarantee that we will arrive at or depart from a particular destination on a particular day. It depends on the weather, Strider's maintenance needs, and the crew's preferences. Try to allow a week's leeway either side of planned arrivals or departures.
Vessel Name: Strider
Vessel Make/Model: 43' Mason Cutter
Hailing Port: Newport, RI
Crew: Ferdi and Marguerite
About: Ferdi Nortje is an experienced skipper who has 3 Atlantic crossings under his belt. Marguerite Moody was recently promoted to Able Sea(wo)man by the Cap, but still has much to learn!
Strider's Photos - Main
19 Photos
Created 15 June 2009
11 Photos
Created 20 May 2009
9 Photos
Created 18 May 2009
33 Photos
Created 20 January 2009
...and weathering gales.
15 Photos
Created 6 January 2009
Christmas in Great Bridge with New Life and Shiver.
19 Photos
Created 27 December 2008
10 Photos
Created 20 December 2008
12 Photos
Created 15 December 2008
10 Photos
Created 10 December 2008
Strider's maiden voyage.
14 Photos
Created 10 December 2008
Strider's rigging goes up and she is finally put to water.
23 Photos
Created 20 November 2008
Getting Strider into Bristol condition.
18 Photos
Created 10 October 2008
In and around Newport.
18 Photos
Created 10 October 2008
Some initial pics of Strider.
7 Photos
Created 10 October 2008

About Us

Who: Ferdi and Marguerite
Port: Newport, RI