SimonV's Journey to Australia - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 577 Old 05-03-2008 Thread Starter
Hitchin' a ride
 
bestfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
SimonV's Journey to Australia

Simon left on his cruise to Australia today at around 11:30 am. On his behalf, I would like to say thanks to everyone at Berkeley Marina for making his stay an enjoyable one. All of your help, guidance, and friendship was very much appreciated. So here is a little video of his trip out under the GGB. Its hard to tell, but that is "Goodonya", "Pura Vida", and "Good Grief". The video is not too exciting, and I don't think I really had much choice in the song.

If there are no communications problems, on this thread I will post updates to his journey, along with his positions so you can plot his course on Google or whatever you like. If you have things to tell him, you can post them here or send them to me, and I will cut and paste them to Simon. Please make the messages short. Also, he won't be back on sailnet for a while, so don't expect responses to your posts too quickly.

Fair winds Simon!



Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
bestfriend is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 577 Old 05-03-2008
Handsome devil
 
Stillraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
     
Fair winds Simon...
Stillraining is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 577 Old 05-03-2008
Senior Member
 
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,092
Thanks: 34
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
Did he file a sail plan with ya so you/we know his coruse and expected eta a whatever ports ????

1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )

Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can change and Rum to accept the things I can't
poopdeckpappy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 577 Old 05-03-2008
tdw
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
tdw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 16,409
Thanks: 15
Thanked 103 Times in 97 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
We certainly wish him well and there'll be a cold one or ten waiting for him when he makes it through Sydney Heads.

Funnily enough the Ms Wombat was asking about him only yesterday and I was about to send off a message to see how he was progressing. Obviously pretty well.

BF - not expecting timing but what was his planned route ?

Andrew B

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett, Nation

Malo 39 Classic
tdw is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 577 Old 05-03-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: wherever
Posts: 5,279
Thanks: 8
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 11
     
Fairest of winds to Simon & a Goodonya to BF for hosting him and helping make his visit to SF & USA a good one.
Do keep us updated.
xort is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 577 Old 05-03-2008
Handsome devil
 
Stillraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
     
Hope he dosent forget about the 10 day notification by e-mail...
Stillraining is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 577 Old 05-03-2008
.
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10,851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 13
         
Bob, please tell him I wishe a good trip and hope he makes it safe on each leg...

Tell him I said " BOA VIAGEM URSO"!!!!!
Giulietta is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 577 Old 05-03-2008
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,521
Thanks: 104
Thanked 309 Times in 299 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Fair winds and smooth seas, Simon!

Wishing you an enjoyably uneventful voyage.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 577 Old 05-03-2008
Senior Member
 
denby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dead Sea, some times called Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,527
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
       
Best wishes and fair winds Simon.

May you have a safe sail.

Dennis
O'Day 302

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Be careful or i will do what the voices tell me to do
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To get the most from Sailnet, follow the link in
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
's signature.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Hey stuffit "Get a life"
denby is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 577 Old 05-03-2008
Senior Member
 
Freesail99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
Fair winds, the best of luck.

S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Freesail99 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bullimore plans round-the-world journey (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-10-2006 05:16 AM
A part of the journey for ABN AMRO Two @ Sail World Australia NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-19-2006 06:16 AM
Australia. MPI Group to sponsor Iain Murray’s America’s Cup yacht Spirit of Australia @ BYM Sailing News NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-18-2006 10:15 AM
2 crew wanted Central America to Australia DarrelTrueman Crew Wanted/Available 0 04-16-2006 03:17 PM
Indonesia -> Australia pesef Crew Wanted/Available 0 01-23-2004 09:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome