Links - including Our Sponsors!
Fellow Cruisers & Blogs
We have met so many great people along the way - many of whom have websites of their own...
We have met so many folk, and I meant to update this earlier - but I will progressively update this with the links to blogs of fellow cruisers.
If we’ve left you out - send us an e-mail! (click here to email us) and we’ll add your link to this page!
Below please find links to a few of those websites which contain their adventures, photos and stories:
We met Bruce and Saundra Symonds aboard Tropical Soul in Yeppoon, and sailed with them up the east coast as far as Cairns. tropicalsoul702.blogspot.com
King George River WA
Karen and Alan Davidson who have a wonderful Nordhaven cruiser - we sailied with them on and off for over half of our trip! www.opallady.com
We met Bruce and Dianne Jamieson on Illusion V (www.sailblogs.com/member/illusionv) as well as Heidi and Chris Bucktin with their two kids aboard Bella (www.sailblogs.com/member/bella) in Broome and sailed wtih them for much of the WA coast from Broome down to Mandurah.
Coffin Bay SA
Kerren and Daryl Whitby who have a Seawind 1000 called Caterina and their website blog.travelpod.com/members/caterinatravel
Our friends and sponsors
To undertake such a voyage takes support from a range of people. Some have provided advice, while others have assisted us with equipment and other in-kind assistance.
We would like to acknowledge, and personally endorse the following organisations and their products. Although some have helped as outlined above, we would like to make it clear that none have provided money, but we have been pleased to use their products and would recommend them to anyone!
Seawind Catamarans: SCARLETT is a Seawind 1160 made by our good friends at www.seawindcats.com in fact she is our second Seawind, after owning INDIGO, a Seawind 1000 also built by Richard Ward and his team.
Barracouta Sails: SCARLETT’s sails are made by Barracouta, who provided her original set, as well as replacements which we’re sure will last the circumnavigation! Visit Neil Tasker at: barracoutasails.com
Navionics Navigation: We exclusively use Navionics to guide SCARLETT - whether that is on our Raymarine E120, on our Apple iPhones or on our Apple iPads! Consistent charts across platforms is a real bonus, and a great safety feature: see www.navionics.com
Raymarine Instruments: We have installed Raymarine instruments throughout - for their durability and to have a comprehensive system where “everything just works”! SCARLETT has Raymarine Chart Plotter (E120), Wind Instruments, Speed, Depth, Log, Tridata, Autohelm and Radar. We recently added the AIS500 from Raymarine and we are planning to integrate the Raymarine Man-Overboard Tag system for added safety, particularly where family are concerned! See www.raymarine.com.au
Cumberland Charter Yachts: SCARLETT has been available for charter with Cumberland Charter Yachts (CCY) and they continue to provide wonderful service to charterers and to owners alike. We have been most happy with our relationship with CCY and would recommend them to anyone. See www.ccy.com.au
OpenOcean Watermaker: Producing up to 140 litres of pure fresh water an hour - our OpenOcean Watermaker was chosen for its efficiency, simplicity and great value.