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March 2014

Other People’s Boats

March 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s been said that the best boat is the one that is paid for. So, while neither of these would be the best boats…at least for us, it’s hard not to have a little boat envy admiring their beauty. I was recently at the TED conference in Vancouver and was introduced to two gentlemen [read more]

Miami Sunset Sail on Bella Luna, an Antares 44i,

March 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

A highlight of our Miami Strictly Sail experience was a sunset sail on Gord and Debbie’s Antares 44i, Bella Luna. Although their boat is two years old, she is in pristine shape because they have taken care of her so well.  We joined Rob, Jeff, Salwa, Debbie and another Antares owner or [read more]

Save the Oceans, Feed the World

March 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bloomberg’s New Plan: Save the Ocean, Feed the World The former mayor has invested $53 million to end over-fishing. But reviving the seas could take a multi-billion-dollar effort.  By Svati Kirsten Narula “Last week, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his plan to [read more]

Golden Glow – Mission

March 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

The health of world oceans is under great pressure: acidification, over fishing, pollution, to name a few of its challenges. On our voyage, we want to advance stewardship of our beautiful ocean ecosystem as much as possible and are currently looking at the way we can do this with maximum positive [read more]

The Building of Privilege

March 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

Checking out a Privilege 515 / Series 5, first at the Miami Boat Show, and then one under construction: And photos of some lucky family’s Privilege 5 under construction A little perspective on size (I’m 5’7″) various outside shots of this Privilege 5 under construction: [read more]

France is the Home of Many Catamaran Builders

March 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Seine  Many catamarans are built in France, so we expect we may have to polish our French and spend time there.All photos by Rand Pipp: The Louvre & Obelisk Church of the Madeleine L’Opera District Tour D’Eiffel Rand in front of Sacre Coeur Ellen in Nantes Public [read more]

South Africa – Where the Currency Is Most Attractive

March 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

South Africa is also the home to many fine catamaran builders. On top of that, and especially compared to the Euro/USD, the South African currency, the Rand (how can we not love a currency with a name like that) has dropped 40% in the last year relative to the US Dollar, which means we might be [read more]
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