jackieandnoel

Author and Traveller

Control that Boom!

Boom Boon From Generous Gent It had the potential to kill. The monster was sixteen feet long and solid. The aluminium boom swung at head height, an accidental gybe could be fatal. Although it’s not always useful, I am quite attached to my head. Necessity breeds invention and reluctantly we admit that one of our …

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Onboard Paperwork

What official paperwork do you need onboard your boat?   We’ve received requests for the following documentation at various times during our travels: (Ensure you check the requirements for the country you are visiting.)   Imperative Visas Passports The ship’s papers (original certificates) Crew lists – multiple copies at hand The original insurance certificate for …

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Weather Manual for Cruisers

Many years of combined knowledge, recreational and commercial sailing the world.   Weather – we can’t avoid it. Good or bad it’s always with us but with study and observation we can better prepare and, at times, choose the conditions we’d like to tackle. (For more details and full contents, scroll down: includes southern hemisphere/Australian …

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Log Book

A fantastic log book compiled with over 150 years worth of boating experience.   A ship’s log book is a great way to recreate your journey, keep records and later, look back at what you have achieved. Your log book is an ally, and a travel companion. Think of it as a ‘good-seamanship’ task. The …

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Lightning storm at the Nicobars

Weather is fundamental to sailors. We used Weatherfax. Through our SSB (HF) radio (long-range) at certain times of the day and night, we could dial up a frequency, link the laptop to the radio, and receive synoptic charts. Simple software that we downloaded from the Internet decoded the signal. Receiving free twelve, twenty-four, thirty-six, forty-eight …

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Good Seamanship = Safety = More Enjoyment

PartnerShip Training – soon to be launched!   Good seamanship translates to safety on the water, which means more enjoyment! Training is imperative, for everyone. SisterShip Training offers courses for everyone and all-women courses when requested. But everyone on board must have sound knowledge of all aspects, so we are pleased to announce some new …

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Melbourne to Hobart Race

FIRST DOUBLE-HANDED ALL-WOMEN CREW. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Lisa Blair as the first double-handed all-women crew in the ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race.” Details: Working in partnership with d’Albora Marinas, Lisa, with Jackie co-skippering are set to make history as the first all-female double-handed team to race in the ORCV Melbourne to …

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