SY William Tai

Vessel Name: William Tai
Vessel Make/Model: Royal Huisman
06 August 2013 | Palma de Mallorca
10 July 2013 | Mallorca
02 July 2013 | Club de Mar - Palma de Mallorca
01 July 2013 | Mallorca
28 June 2013 | Cuitadella, Cala Fornels and Mahon
25 June 2013 | I'll be where you want me to be
25 June 2013 | Who Cares???
02 June 2013 | Andratx, Palma de Mallorca
02 June 2013 | Andratx, Palma de Mallorca
31 May 2013 | Palma de Mallorca and beyond
28 May 2013 | Palma de Mallorca
14 August 2012 | 39 33.96'N:2 38.49'E, Palma de Mallorca
24 June 2012 | 39 33.72'N:2 37.79'E, Palma de Mallorca
24 June 2012 | 39 33.71'N:2 37.79'E, Palma de Mallorca
24 June 2012 | 39 33.71'N:2 37.79'E, Palma de Mallorca
24 June 2012 | 39 33.71'N:2 37.79'E, Palma de Mallorca
19 June 2012 | 39 33.71'N:2 37.79'E, Palma de Mallorca
18 June 2012 | 39 33.71'N:2 37.79'E, Palma de Mallorca
Recent Blog Posts
06 August 2013 | Palma de Mallorca

Floating Shipyard

Amongst many other routine maintenance projects under taken while not out at sea. Here's a before and after.

10 July 2013 | Mallorca

Short but sweet

Guests of Steve arrived on Monday evening with a bit of an unfortunate delay for them. Not to worry however as our 'Stand by to stand by' mentality quickly came into play. Dinner was served at around 12 giving everybody plenty of time to settle into boat life.

02 July 2013 | Club de Mar - Palma de Mallorca

Floating shipyard mode

So were back in Palma but there's no rest for the wicked...I'm lying, we are having some R&R. We have 7 days until we sail away once again, so were squeezing in a little swim platform paint touchup, full rig polish, Mats pulled the ceiling apart in the master state room to source a hydraulic leak and the girls are provisioning for the next trip. There's always something happening to keep the boat in as pristine conditioning as possible.

01 July 2013 | Mallorca

Bon voyage Derek and Daphne

We were excited waking up in Mahon to find 15kts of wind actually blowing in a sailable direction. We were blessed with this the whole trip back across to Mallorca, not only saving money on fuel but giving us what were all here to do...sail this beauty. This isn't to say we haven't sailed much on this [...]

28 June 2013 | Cuitadella, Cala Fornels and Mahon

Memories of Menorca

Amazing stuff...We have managed to break away from the spectacular coast line and culture that Mallorca has to offer and make the short hop across to Menorca. Just in time for Sant Juan celebrations that is the place to be for this on the Balearic Islands, if not Spain as a whole.

25 June 2013 | I'll be where you want me to be

We have an artist on board

I'm not sure how she keeps her brushes so steady to produce such masterpieces while under way. But I tell ya...this girl got talent.

Floating Shipyard

06 August 2013 | Palma de Mallorca
Alex Marsh
Amongst many other routine maintenance projects under taken while not out at sea. Here's a before and after.

Short but sweet

10 July 2013 | Mallorca
Alex Marsh
Guests of Steve arrived on Monday evening with a bit of an unfortunate delay for them. Not to worry however as our 'Stand by to stand by' mentality quickly came into play. Dinner was served at around 12 giving everybody plenty of time to settle into boat life.

The following morning we set sail...thats a lie...we motored, because there was no wind. Our course was west out of The Bay of Palma and up to a small beautiful anchorage. This was our own secluded spot for an hour or so. On arrival here jelly fish were spotted off the port bow but seemed to disappear to the depth, or just got blown away. This allowed Lance to take a dip and a snorkel along the rocky shore.

After a lazy lunch and lifting the pick we headed round the almost Jurassic Park like coastal landscape to Soller...one of everybodys favourite spots. This is where we are sitting at the moment. 'Standing by to stand by' - there's rumours of a shore party heading up on the old wooden train to the main town, or a cave expedition making wakes just out of the bay here. Who knows we may kill two birds with one stone.

William Tai Out.

Floating shipyard mode

02 July 2013 | Club de Mar - Palma de Mallorca
Alex Marsh
So were back in Palma but there's no rest for the wicked...I'm lying, we are having some R&R. We have 7 days until we sail away once again, so were squeezing in a little swim platform paint touchup, full rig polish, Mats pulled the ceiling apart in the master state room to source a hydraulic leak and the girls are provisioning for the next trip. There's always something happening to keep the boat in as pristine conditioning as possible.

Bon voyage Derek and Daphne

01 July 2013 | Mallorca
Alex Marsh
We were excited waking up in Mahon to find 15kts of wind actually blowing in a sailable direction. We were blessed with this the whole trip back across to Mallorca, not only saving money on fuel but giving us what were all here to do...sail this beauty. This isn't to say we haven't sailed much on this trip because we have...lots. It's been EPIC!

Formentor was our eventual destination. Arriving at about 1800 and being moved away at first by the local patrol boats from a sea grass area where we eventually picked up a mooring buoy.

The last few days of Derek and Daphne's sail were spent anchoring off Cala Ratajada, Porto Petro, Cabrera, Punta Plana and Punta Negra.

Most noticeable was our lunchtime anchorage off Cabrera which is a beautifully secluded national reserve island off the south coast of Mallorca. Derek and Daphne spent the afternoon on there own private beach and had a look into a huge cave on there way back in the tender where there were some huge stalagmites and stalactites .

All the crew hope Derek and Daphne had as much fun and enjoyment as we did...and Derek 'Because your worth it' (flick of the hair) ;-) It's been an absolute pleasure having you both on board and hope to see you sooner rather than later.

Memories of Menorca

28 June 2013 | Cuitadella, Cala Fornels and Mahon
Alex Marsh
Amazing stuff...We have managed to break away from the spectacular coast line and culture that Mallorca has to offer and make the short hop across to Menorca. Just in time for Sant Juan celebrations that is the place to be for this on the Balearic Islands, if not Spain as a whole.

The silhouette of Menorca's coastline can be seen from just a few miles after leaving the coast of Mallorca. The nearer we get the more you see how much flatter it is as an island.

Our first port of call was Cuitadella where all the locals and people from all over Spain were pouring in to party on the streets for the famous Sant Juan festivities.

Cala Fornels was our second anchorage which was a much more chilled location because we believe all the locals and tourists were still over in Cuitadella nursing there hangovers from the night before. The difference in architecture from port to port is very striking. From the very traditional Cuitadella to the almost 'pop-up' style of Cala Fornels.

Last but not least of our Menorcan adventures was the famous natural deep water harbour of Mahon. We went stern too here as we usually do in Mahon which was a real treat for everybody. Derek and Daphne took an hour long road trip around the city on the road train which was the way to do it style. Rumour has it Mayonnaise was born here which was music to Alex'x ears.

We have an artist on board

25 June 2013 | I'll be where you want me to be
Alex Marsh
I'm not sure how she keeps her brushes so steady to produce such masterpieces while under way. But I tell ya...this girl got talent.

I believe the original canvasses are available for a bargain price of 5000 EURO and prints (which are very limited edition) at 1000 EURO a pop.
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