The Astrolabe Sailing blog began back in 2014 as a place for me to store my Ocean Yachtmaster study notes. Since then it has evolved in to much bigger than that.
I’ve loved sharing some of my many adventures along with some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way. It has been a great way to connect with other adventurous people, and I’ve managed to meet up with some of you along the way.
My home port is Lyttelton Harbour – on the East Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. 43.60° S, 172.72° E.
At present I sail my boat Wildwood, a Young 88 around Lyttelton Harbour and the South Island. I have dreams to buy a larger yacht and sail around the world.
I have decided to make a start on taking little daily steps towards making this dream become a reality. This involves researching the perfect yacht, working out a budget – how am I going to pay for it? What will I need to have on board? Where am I going to go when I get it and how about some more adventures in the mean time?
I will attempt to answer all these questions and more in my blog of working towards making the dream a reality.
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To navigate around the site I have got some handy index tabs. ‘Diary’ has got my current stories, ‘Yacht’ covers off what I want in a boat, ‘Destinations’ details the specific areas that we have visited, ‘Sailing’ includes my Ocean Yachtmaster study notes, ‘Administration’ gives some tips and advice about non sailing things, ‘Safety’ is all about my yachting disaster plans and equipment, and ‘Map’ is a page I am going to use when I get a tracking device, so my Mum can see where I am!
I hope you enjoy!
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