Saturday, November 22, 2014

100us prize... No gmail.... Murphy... sy Visione... Murphy

Murphy's law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
Ok, so shit happens..

I can not get into my gmail, and the earliest time I can try to solve is after 1300 2morrow, Sunday..



And next just because I can... (and informing U I can not get into my gmail)
A ask you, what could be the case here..
and again, just because I can, I would like to reward the winner with a meal (for 2 or lets say 100us worth) with me at the Challet (on the french side (cheese fondu or raglet). If there is a distance issue involved I offer u the same amount as contribution to the cost of it... to take your wife or what ever party to a show of a comedian playing in ur neighborhood, or a meal in a sort of special place or what ever works for U..

NB People who know already what is going on here, please stay out, for people who really can get it knowing parts of the puzzle .. please
why could this be....?


Nice boat.. refitted  Visione
2002  45x8.3m, 6.8m draft  Build by Baltic Yachts, Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

The generous luxury yacht sailing yacht VISIONE can sleep a total of 10 people and has 5 qualified crew

 Talked to the sort of old skipper who crossed with them, they came in 2day I think,
crew (mostly AC veterans) was being 'debriefed' or something on deck,
took them 13 days from Lanzarote, tacking down, making 800 'extra' miles..

Because here they take away your cell nr after 3 month (or even 2 I heard)..
I only had a card with old number..
And no email working..

Have to print some new cards..  got some more questions for them, maybe 2morrow I get a chance.
The guy I spoke to definitely liked my plan 2 do laser races short (start.. up down finish) EVERY Thursday in front of the yacht club (and where the Visione  is parked now..)
say 1500 til dark (now 1800)..  It would be the every Thursday training for the kids,  they always start, the AC veterans (and lesser Gods and me) would be welcome to make say 2 starts for 5usd (I don't know, no commercial intentions, just getting the kids good training.. and some contact with some really skilled sailors..)
If a visitor wins 2 races, he can keep starting until a youth beats him, something like that.
Races with normal rules, but also race where rocking and rolling is free maybe (good training), If a judge is available.. he will be asked to give explanation directly with decision, and the person in question is allowed to directly say the NOT reason which judge has to take in account. Or delayed penalty (when doubt or something) of a place after finish and again:

 short and relaxed discussion mandatory, it is a training, lessons 2 be learned..

A final at the end of every month for the qualified..  winner of the month
A final at the end of the year (could be before Heineken Regatta or something).. winner of the past year..
all results and scores online and in Yacht Club,
electronics on board for finish results automatic/world wide you could follow,
simple helmet with speakers AND microphone
must be possible some day... 

I see many possibilities..  

He and I think all those guys would like to have a go and make a few starts... (I did not get to explain him as much as above)

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Was able to give faith some faith again..

Engine would not start, they could not get in..
Tired after a night sailing down from Jolly Harbor Antigua
I was able to help them and anchor at SXM's Simpson Bay's nice beach..

so, around 1630..  drinks at Karakter's beach bar..

and again..


Fuck, nw phone number +1721 5842344 not working well.. WHY??


for some reason does my nw SXM Chippy nr +1721 5842344 not work well...

I can call everyone..


NOT every one can call me for some reason..

will have to go to UTS/Chippy office to find out why only some people can call me, and others get to hear that my nr doesn't work..

Anyone having the same problem, or ever had?


Cheers anyway..

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friday.. SXM, St Maarten ShipYard, Chris, Canadian cat etc and Lagoonies..

Friday..  SXM,
Condor comfortably nicely in Simpson Bay..
CaribeServe did not switch on my internet yesterday, I had phoned abou it last week, and send emails..  She would switch it on..  But no, and the reason was..  she was in a meeting all day..  I do not get it, what is your work.. Switch me on or not..  Yeah, but I did it to day, only a day later.. BUt why..  I needed it yesterday, that is why I contacted you, phoned with you and even confermed it by mail again..  I do not do that for nothing..  Then she hung up the phone and never picked up the phone any more.. Also custemer service would not answer my calls..
Custumers..  (63us a month..  50us to reconnect..)  are not importand..
In dutch.. Klant is koning..  No way..

So I went to Passaat for coffee and internet..  Pieter goes cleaning his hull..  He put on Primacon but later was told (when he was back i9n the water) that it is not Antifauling..
Very strange, cost a LOT of money and work on blistering warm Yard and then you find out you have to clean the bottom by hand.. he uses high pressure, scraping etc.. but why.. you paint to protect and keep fouling off.. no other reason..  ok, so be it, until next haul out in a year..  


Gerrit and his Noordhinder going on the Lagoon..  They we hit hard by chikungunya (mosquitoes are the culprit). Also very dangerous for people with diabetics like me BUT people with O neg  blood (LIKE ME pfff) do not seem to get it.. Hoeray..  :)

 With the dinghy on the Lagoon..
 Unfortunate US owner on the remains of his boat...

 This big UNINSURED red monstrosity did a lot of damage I understand during Gonzalo floating around on the Lagoon..  It ended up here 'on' St Maarten ShipYard where it smashed into Harry's Houseboat I understand (totally destroyed underwater in front here) and also hit the Catamarans as u can see..

St Maarten ShipYard,
Chris's Odyssey still under water, floating life jacket with Odyssey remains attached to the bow of Chris's boat as pointer/reminder..

Canadian cat caught behind Pinel by Gonzalo (13th okt) finally out of the water, US ownes on the remains of his boat and Lagoonies.
Nr 19 on this beach map..
Link to St Maarten.. island with 36 beaches...  

The remains of this concrete hull boat is still under water, apparently someone bought it but probably he will have to pay for the spot now as long as he leaves it here...

Bram getting ready to go to Cuba, ant then further west.. and not coming back..
Still looking for a better dinghy

Lagoonies Friday night 2145..  Appie relaxing..