Author Archives: Maxine

OCC Australian Award

  Dr John Vallentine receiving his OCC Australian Ward presented at Dinner in Sydney. https://oceancruisingclub.org/newsitem/576/OCC-Australian-Award-Presented-at-Dinner-in-Sydney (Photo courtesy of the OCC)

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Wintering in Russia

Blue Dove is wintering at y/c Laguna in Priozersk. Because I couldn’t decide yet where to take her next year. Either, we’ll go down through Russia again as it the quickest way to the Med. But at the same time … Continue reading

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Yachting World

Yachting World has published an article in their 2018 August issue (pp 61-63) with an introduction by the renowned sailor Tom Cunliffe

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Priozersk again

Blue Dove has been left behind in Priozersk. We are desperate for a break from the boat after three months of sailing. John is flying back to Australia. Max will be back in October for Blue Dove to be hauled … Continue reading

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Blue Dove on Marine Traffic

For those who would like to follow Blue Dove, search for her on Marine Traffic  www.marinetraffic.com Blue Dove’s MMSI is 235031014 Or go immediately to: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:5490966/mmsi:235031014/vessel:BLUE%20DOVE

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Boat Insurance for Russia.

I always write about the boring stuff. In this case insurance for those who want to sail to Russia. Most foreign insurance companies seem too scared to cover yachts sailing in Russian waters. Ridiculous, but there you go. In Blue … Continue reading

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Sistership and Sailing through Russia

Sistership and Sailing through Russia (or the world rather) For all female readers out there, have a look at the new-ish magazine aimed exclusively at female sailors. It’s called “Sistership”. The magazine has just published it’s second issue (June 2018). … Continue reading

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