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Return to the Wild – the Fogleator is back…..!

It has been my great pleasure this week to welcome back Ben Fogle and the team for another visit.   Back in 2015, Ben Fogle and the team spent a couple of weeks on board Calypso to get a taste of the … Continue reading

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Anyone fancy the trip to Fortuna?

Anyone fancy joining me and one other for the trip from Fiji to Fortuna and back? Leaving the end of the month/early June and should take about 3 weeks or so and be quite good fun.  Leaving Fiji at the … Continue reading

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All change at Sailing Calypso!

Actually, she was sold over 18 months ago but the new owner kept me waiting for a while, eventually taking over back in September.  Sorry to be so tardy in posting, but the sale of the boat was all wrapped … Continue reading

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Get Real, Get Gone – now available in German!

Nr. 1 Bestseller jetzt auch auf Deutsch erhältlich !! As promised, Get Real, Get Gone  is now available in German.  You can download the ebook or order the paperback here. Coming soon… Spanish, French and Portuguese! ‘Denke nicht einmal daran ein Boot … Continue reading

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The Boatyard Vava’u, Tonga

All boat owners share the same two desires when they haul out: Get your stuff done Get back in the water Boatyards are pretty much a means to an end and certainly not a place to linger if your psychological or … Continue reading

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Donald Crowhurst – a true sailing icon

Fifty years and gallons of ink have passed since the first Golden Globe Single Handed Around the World Race and to coincide with this anniversary, Hollywood is releasing a film about one of the competitors and a personal hero of … Continue reading

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Never too old

The sea gypsy community is packed with odd, interesting life stories. There are many unusual sailors out there and this is the story of one of them. It was a spring day in the Netherlands and the sun warmed the … Continue reading

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Do you suffer from MIAS? A simple self-test

Are you suffering from M.I.A.S (Musical Instrument Acquisition Syndrome)? Already a serious illness that affects millions worldwide, MIAS sufferers who live in small spaces are doubly at risk as their increasing instrument and associated supplies (reeds, strings, manuscripts, bongs, etc) … Continue reading

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Moorea – Hollywood’s Backdrop

When I was told that Moorea was the filming location for both South Pacific and Jurassic Park, I was torn between the desire to see how a landscape could be so contradictory and the very real fear of being torn … Continue reading

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Budget Drone Photography or ‘Kitecam’

We have all admired those sweeping aerial shots that used to be the exclusive domain of professional photographers with much greater budgets than ours. With the introduction of the drone, that monopoly is admittedly being challenged at least to a … Continue reading

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