Monthly Archives: December 2010

Vega wins an award for Humanitarian Assistance

This prestigious award presented by the Asia Pacific Laureate Foundation came as a complete surprise to us. We were not even aware we had been proposed for it. Meggi and I were given this award in recognition of  “Humanitarian Services … Continue reading

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The new sailvega website is up at last

Meggi just up-loaded the revised website at http://www.sailvega.com. It has a lot of new images and loads of new information you may find interesting. Would love to have your feed back on it.

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Make your next voyage a humanitarian relief mission

What we do on Vega is really very simple. We gather lists from people like health workers, teachers, and village leaders on isolated islands who need help to do their jobs and then try our best to find and deliver … Continue reading

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Some Pictures of Dr. Dan and his Clinic in East Timor.

I just found these two pictures of Dr. Dan (who calls himself a “Workaholic doctor, committed to a better East Timor”) working in his clinic in East Timor. As you can see the clinic really is in need of a … Continue reading

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H/V Vega finds paint for Dr. Dan’s Free clinic in East Timor thanks to Jotun

Dr. Dan’s Free clinic in East Timor manages over 300 cases every day as well as providing training for midwives and health workers for the rural areas. Earlier this year we were able to deliver a modest load of medical … Continue reading

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H/V Vega educational supplies for rural island schools

I just found this picture of children using some of the supplies we had brought. This shows them transitioning from using a sharp stick in the dirt to writing on paper with markers we had brought. By now they should … Continue reading

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Still time to register for The Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2011

Still time to register for the Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2011 here is their website and you can find all you need there. http://www.langkawiregatta.com/ Vega will be there for sure hanging about and having fun sailing. Hope to see you … Continue reading

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A case of cyber beers to Tim Stats volunteer Vegabond from Singapore to Langkawi

Tim Stats, who is an architect in his other life, joined us in Singapore through all the fun of the Singapore Ambassadors Cup and the Raja Muda International Regatta up to Langkawi. Some how Tim was roped into doing leather … Continue reading

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A Big Thanks to Georina Lim, and Scandinavian Bunkering,

I have been reviewing this years deliveries and having a long look at the lists we gathered from health workers and teachers as well as community leaders on the islands we assist. This was a very successful year for Vega’s … Continue reading

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What ever happened to seamanship?

I just saw where 8 boats went aground in the latest Kings Cup Regatta in Phuket during what was described as 15-20 knt winds and rain showers. The reason given for all the boats getting in this sad shape was … Continue reading

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