S.V. Shadow of Lorelei

Three yachts, two people, one quest.

11 July 2013 | Kota Kinabalu
10 July 2013 | East Coast Marina, Manly, Brisbane, Australia
16 February 2011 | Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
09 January 2011
22 June 2010 | Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia
19 December 2009 | Subic Bay Yacht Club
12 October 2009 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
26 July 2009 | Olongapo, Philippines
02 July 2009 | San Fernando, Philippines
01 June 2009 | Ishigaki, Japan
10 May 2009 | Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku
10 May 2009 | Tokushima, Shikoku.
10 May 2009 | Sumoto Harbour, Awaji Island, Hyogo
10 May 2009 | Kobe, Hyogo.
10 May 2009 | Nagasaki Prefecture, North Western Kyushu.
10 May 2009 | Hirado Island, North Western Kyushu
10 May 2009 | Kochi Prefecture.
10 May 2009 | Osaka
10 May 2009 | Iki Island, Nagasaki Prefecture.


11 July 2013 | Kota Kinabalu
Our 'Lorelei' tradition started in 1986, in Moreton Bay, Brisbane, where we learned to sail on our first yacht, a New Zealand built steel sloop, Lorelei II. The ideal beginner boat, Lorelei II was hard chine, overbuilt, with a flat bottomed keel, she was slow, but ever so safe, and carried us north along the east coast of Australia, across the top to Darwin, through Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, then back down the Malacca Straits to Borneo the Philippines and Hong Kong. After 13 years of sailing and living aboard, we felt confident to move on to a faster, prettier, and lower maintenance boat. We were hooked on the sea kindly motion of a heavy displacement, full keel yacht, adamant that she had to have a Yanmar engine, for ease of access to spares anywhere in the world, and a hand laid fiberglass hull, for security if we hit something, but without the high maintenance of steel. Either one of us had to be able to single hand her, in case of emergency at sea. Crossing oceans was our goal , so when Shadow came on the market, in 2004, having already done a great deal of research into Lord Nelson sailboats, we moved quickly to claim her. Being superstitious sailors, (we never leave port on a Friday), we felt it unwise to change her name, but hoped that Neptune would not look too unkindly on a slight alteration - so she became 'Shadow of Lorelei' - (subsequently the new owner of Lorelei II was so taken with the name that he renamed Lorelei II 'Spirit of Lorelei'). Given that Lorelei was a legendary siren on the Rhein River in Germany, with a reputation of luring sailors to their death on the rocky shore, it has been pointed out that our choice of name was not terribly appropriate, especially given our respect for marine superstition - nevertheless, it is now our tradition, too late to change.
Built by Ocean Eagle in Taiwan, the Lord Nelson 41 is designed and built to exacting standards by a yard which was conscious of overcoming the poor reputation of Taiwanese built boats of the 70s and early 80s. Oversized stanchions, attached to the solid scuppers instead of through deck bolting, and an innovative method of attaching the teak decks to solid stringers rather than attaching directly to the fiberglass decks overcame the leak problems of similar designs. Hand-laying of the fiberglass hull, with additional layers strengthening the leading edges of the hull, as well as the deck stringers made her stronger and less subject to unnecessary flexing under sail. Unfortunately, the increased quality of construction resulted in higher costs. making it uneconomical to continue to build; very few Lord Nelsons appear on the market; owners tend to keep them as the replacement cost today would be prohibitive.Only 52 were ever built.
Shadow of Lorelei has a traditional 4 cabin layout, queen bed in the forward cabin, main head and shower and galley to port, aft double bed cabin with vanity and mirror, and pilot berth cabin next to the companionway. She is fully teak lined and insulated with all in ceiling wiring carried in conduits for protection. The salon is airy and spacious with plenty of storage, large, and the galley features a secure cooks nook, which makes cooking underway safe,

All interior brightwork has been beautifully maintained. We have loved her now since 2004, and are very sad to part with her. Because of the sad circumstances of the loss of my cruising buddy and life partner, after more than 25 years of living aboard, it is obvious that I will need to accept a more conventional lifestyle.
Vessel Name: Shadow of Lorelei
Vessel Make/Model: Lord Nelson 41, cutter rigged sloop
Hailing Port: Brisbane, Australia
Crew: Mauro Migliorelli & Pauline Wilkinson
Commodores in the Seven Seas Cruising Association. Members of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. We started our cruising life in 1986, left Australia and cruised Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Borneo, Philippines and Hong Kong on S.V. "Lorelei II", a hard chine, Breekveldt [...]
Home Page: www.shadowoflorelei.com
Shadow of Lorelei's Photos - (Main)
Just a few pictures of our pride and joy, to make you envious
22 Photos
Created 10 July 2013
Photos of the boatyard, floating pens and workshops at the Drydock, Pt Carmen.
6 Photos
Created 20 May 2013
Philippine Navy Assist after breakdown in South China sea
15 Photos
Created 22 October 2009
A stop in Southern Taiwan
14 Photos
Created 22 October 2009
A very friendly marina and yacht club for foreign cruisers
8 Photos
Created 13 January 2009
A brief trip to visit friends in the United Arab Emirates
15 Photos
Created 23 December 2008
Side Trip to the Original capital of Japan
12 Photos
Created 3 December 2008
Read all about it!!
5 Photos
Created 3 September 2008
Some articles that have appeared about us
3 Photos
Created 3 September 2008
Sights in a place less travelled
20 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 31 July 2008
Places that we have visited with or without Shadow of Lorelei
47 Photos
Created 15 June 2008
9 Photos
Created 25 October 2007
78 Photos
Created 25 October 2007
15 Photos
Created 25 October 2007
56 Photos
Created 4 October 2007
Views and sights of Huis Ten Bosch Park and Marina
12 Photos
Created 2 October 2007
Some of the creative and "missed-by-that-much" signage in Japan
24 Photos
Created 2 October 2007
16 Photos
Created 2 October 2007
Sea and land travels in Japan
12 Photos
Created 26 September 2007
9 Photos
Created 3 September 2007

S.V. Shadow of Lorelei

Who: Mauro Migliorelli & Pauline Wilkinson
Port: Brisbane, Australia

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