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Write a book, your philosophies or poems. Produce a video or a picture collection. Be a painter, look at moons and stars in the night, sunrise and sunsets, dive, fish, visit many harbors and cities or be creative as you like - at the same time as we sail from Europe, Split westwards over the Atlantic Ocean to Caribbean, Pacific Ocean towards Asia and finally to Thailand.

The journey will take approx. 15 months. The journey will start from Split, Croatia around 15th. October 2016. The yacht will sail mainly by sails but is able to pursue by engine trying to keep the schedule.

The basic crew contribution on the journey will be the amount of $ 35 per. day per person depending on general boat operation expenses, various expenses, and partly your qualifications. Basis contribution is also covering: Boat insurance (Comprehensive insurance, passenger insurance, liability) boat maintenance, equipment maintenance, spare-parts, and harbor fees. Furthermore your share of supply is approx. $ 200-250 (for food, fuel and beverages etc.)

The vessel VERITAS is a 50 feet(15,43 meters) Bavaria sailing cruiser with 10 berths 5 cabins, 3 toilets and bathrooms, large pantry and salon as well as cockpit on upper deck. 3 cabins are double berths and 2 cabin are with bunk berths. The Vessel is with modern security and navigation equipment (Radar, GPS, Echo sounder, AIS, Satellite phone, navigator, Auto-pilot, etc.). The vessel is very safe and automatic. The vessel has a large engine that can provide a significant speed. The yacht is made of strong glass fiber has an TMD 22, 78 HK Volvo Penta engine and is in general well equipped. Among security equipment there is a safety raft for 10-12 persons plus a rubber dinghy with an outbound engine, fire extinguisher and Epirb. (see below for our basic equipment list). Veritas are taken care of daily by CYC-Croatia Yacht Club and they have renovated her in 2015.

It will be possible to make tours on land and it is possible to proceed on land and join the vessel later on another place. During the journey it will be possible to visit smaller and larger harbors and islands and to take a hike around when it's possible. It is not possible to predict accurate where we will go ashore and anchor, but it will be a part of the journey to harbors as often as it is possible. There will also be plentiful night sailings. On the journey we will also be concerned of all crew requirements, individually and in general.

Almost around the world:

We are sailing from Split around the 15th. October 2016.

Leg 1: Leaving 15th. Of Oct. 2016: Veritas leaves from Split sails through the Mediterranean visiting Sicily, Malta, Sardinia, Corsica, North Africa, Spain, Ceuta, Gibraltar. Approx. 1,5 month.

Leg 2: Dec. 2016: Leaving Gibraltar towards Casablanca, Grand Canaries islands, West Africa, Mauritania to Cap Verde with Atlantic crossing to Barbados. Approx. 2 months.

Leg 3: February 2017: Around Caribbean visiting, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua, St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix and towards Panama City through the canal. Approx. 3 months.

Leg 4: April 2017: Panama City into Pacific to the Archipelago de las Perlas, Isla De Malpelo,(Columbia), Ecuador, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tahiti approx. 3 months.

Leg 4a: July 2017: Tahiti, Bora Bora, Cook, Niue, Tonga, or Neiafu, Fiji etc. and to New Caledonia, Great Barrier Reef and Australia. Approx 3 months.

Leg 5: Nov/Dec. 2017: New Caledonia, Great Barrier Reef, Australian, Solomon islands and the many
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