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We finally set off on Thursday the first of May after a few extra days of getting things in order and a few days later than planned.
The crew is gelling well with each other and with the boat – one of the advantages of having had a bit more time in port than we thought. Another one being the considerably better weather than if we would have left last weekend. Always a great bonus!!
We’ve now been almost 3 days and everybody has found their sea legs, helped considerably by this amazing weather I mentioned: mostly blue skies, with some white puffy clouds, gentle waves...dark, starry nights with a little sliver of a silver moon, hanging in the sky like an elegant delicate boat...you can just imagine the Sandy Man lying in there, watching the world go by.
Everybody is enjoying being out here sofar, even though we’re a bit restricted on water because of our watermaker problems. Nothing we can’t handle, though; we’ve got plenty of water with us. Just not as luxury as normal with daily showers and daily boat washes!
Back to basics!
More to follow!
Sunday 4th of May, 25.30.25N 61.15.23W, speed 8.0knots, course 045, distance to Horta 1822nm
A lot of our crew ask about travel insurance that will cover them while they are sailing, be chartering a boat in the Caribbean or crossing an ocean. The problem with a lot of the normal travel insurances is that they will not cover ocean sailing or costs associated with boat charters. We have worked with a number of different insurers, and can happily recommend Top Sail Insurance. Our (and our crew’s) experience with them is excellent and they have been very good in their service. They were also one of the few who covered crew that could not fly out last year to Antigua Sailing Week, due to the Icelandic Volcano.
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"Hi Boogie - Thanks a lot from us all to you Marlies and Luke for a great few days on Polar Bear. The sailing, the company, the food all first class! And you even managed to arrange a quick Scottish summer yesterday! We wish you happy adventures and safe passages, and hope we can all sail together again some day..." Shetland cruise 2011, Jeremy
"[I told them] what a fantastic time I had and what a great skipper I thought you were, even though we didn't get to do any cheesy dancing in Life bar! ..what I really liked about the way you ran things was striking that balance between having fun, learning, and the more serious bits......it's not an easy thing to get right but I think you did a brilliant job. You've got a great relaxed style, calm and approachable, and happy to give people the space to do their own thing.
Gwen, UK - Antigua Sailing Week 2008
|"The most amazing experience of my life. Boogie the skipper was right when he said at the start you will experience every emotion going!!"|
"Safety and the well being of the crew were paramount and the attention to detail was 1st class. The trip itself fulfilled everything and more and will live with me forever."
Craig also mentioned the crew were "the best!" but there was one thing he would have liked to do differently and that was to "not get off the boat!"
Craig - ARC 2007
"Hi Boogie and Marlies - What a fabulous few days Clemmie and I had with you on Polar Bear. I had always wanted to sail around the Shetlands as the only part of the British Coastline that I had never explored and Polar Bear was the perfect boat. You both looked after us so well and fed us so deliciously it was a trip that Clemmie and I will always remember. I hope the rest of your Northern adventure goes well and some day we will sail again together..." Shetland cruise 2011, Sam and Clemmie
|"What a fabulous team we made! I don't think I have laughed so much for ages so I must thank you all for providing the endless fun, I won't be able to look at a pair of speedo's the same again. All the best to everyone - hope to sail with you all again soon"|
Diana, UK - Antigua Sailing Week 2008
|"Dear Starchaser - first of all, thanks for a life experience. Even though I was the only one aboard with my sailing experience that was not-existent, I wasn't afraid at any point of the crossing thanks to the skipper and his crew. The thing that started out being an enormous challenge you could tell your friends or grandchildren about turned into a memory for lifetime. That crossing was definitely not my last, I hope not. Thanks guys!"|
Gustav, Denmark - ARC 2007
|"Just wanted to tell you guys that I had an unforgettable and great time on board Star Chaser, it really was fantastic! On top of all the fun I learned loads which will help a lot this summer. I can't wait to get back on Star Chaser and race with you again Boogie!"|
Graham, UK - Antigua Sailing Week 2008
|"Nogmaals bedankt voor ons mee te nemen op uw schip voor deelname aan de Heinekenreggata 2008. Jos en ik hebben er van genoten. We hebben heel goede herinneringen aan de wedstrijd."|
(Thank you again for having us on board for the Heineken Regatta 2008. Jos and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. We have some very good memories of the racing.)
Jos en Renee, Belgium - Heineken Regatta 2008
|"What a fantastic day. The Captain and Crew planned and executed the day with precision, safety, and generally ensured that the day out sailing was enjoyable and exciting. My thanks to Boogie, Marlies and Janine for a wonderful experience. I always felt that my personal safety was in good hands and that the experience of the crew always gave myself and the guys at EUK great confidence to just enjoy the day!"|
"Looking forward to meeting you all again!"
Lionel - Corporate sailing day
|"Thank you very much for all for excellent sailing week in Antigua! And special thanks to Graham for great pictures. Fair winds!"|
Tuomas, Finland - Antigua Sailing Week 2008