Monthly Archives: November 2010

Be sure not to miss the 2011 Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Royal Langkawi International Regatta runs between the 11th and 15 of January 2011. This is one of the regions most scenic regattas where the racing is exciting and the courses unforgettable. The Historic Vessel Vega will be there for sure … Continue reading

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Beware of the famous Star to Steer bye

Steering by the stars at night is one of a sailors oldest tricks. You pick an easily identified star more or less directly in front of the boat and head for it. You align it with a stay, shroud, or … Continue reading

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Making you boats engine last longer

Here are a few tricks to extend the life of any engine. The number one cause of most early engine failures can be traced back to skipping oil changes, using poor quality oil, and not changing oil filters often enough … Continue reading

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Rubbish in Paradise

We truly do not realize how much un-necessary waste is generated by what passes for civilization until we see it effects come crashing down on a pristine environment all in one go. We came to dread the weekly Banda ferry … Continue reading

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Raja Muda Regatta Race One

For the best coverage of the races go to Capt. Marty’s great site at http://asianyachting.com/news/RMSIR2010/0.htm we will be reporting the fun bits later along with observations for sailors visiting the places where the races stop over.

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It is not easy to find the right crew for Vega.

It is not easy to find the right crew for Vega.Finding the right crew members for Vega has always been a problem. We are not a cruise ship where people come on board and lay about soaking up the sun. … Continue reading

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Yacht stability down 50% over the past 50 years

At last we know why so many modern yachts are so tippie or in other words uncomfortable and even unsafe. And maybe this explains why some even need opening windows in the bottom. “Yacht design since the 1960’s has followed … Continue reading

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