S/V Bluebottle

22 March 2018 | Barrenjoey head, Pittwater NSW
12 March 2018
15 January 2018
15 January 2018
17 May 2017 | Hobart, Tasmania
07 April 2016
17 March 2015 | Hobart
16 September 2013 | Kings Pier Marina, Hobart
25 May 2013
24 May 2013
24 May 2013
24 May 2013
06 December 2012
11 September 2012

Bluebottle Finds A New Owner

06 March 2016
Our dear Bluebottle, who carried us across the Pacific, and shared many exciting and memorable moments, is no longer owned by us, but has a wonderful new owner, Mark. He has made an open invitation to go sailing with him, and Joe has already been out on the Derwent river with Mark several times.

He came on board to help prepare the boat for sale, and became curiouser and curiouser! Eventually he had her run through many tests and inspections, and bought her.

I'm heading off to the Isle of Wight to sail with my sons in August, in Cowes, famous sailing centre in England. Adrienne and I will tour the UK and Europe, including a stint in Tuscany, for my son's wedding. Then off to the good ol' USA! She has a 50th high school reunion, in Long Beach California, and we'll go North to Seattle and see old sailing friends in British Columbia. Three months away!

Vessel Name: BLUEBOTTLE (ex-Aura)
Vessel Make/Model: Lidgard 49' steel ketch
Hailing Port: Hobart
Crew: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
We have completed our trans-Pacific voyage - from Panama to Hobart via Ecuador, Mexico, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Bundaberg, and are now pausing before resuming land life. [...]
When the port authorities here were approached to renew our Panamanian boat registration, they said "You can't call your boat Aura - that's taken" so we decided to call her Bluebottle! If you know the Goons, you know of Bluebottle, that little twit! He was always getting into trouble with his thin [...]
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Who: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
Port: Hobart