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· April 18, 2014 ·
Scorpio was hauled out today and will spend the next 6 months on land.
· April 14, 2014 ·
Scorpio arrived in Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville, Florida. Season 2013-14 is over.
· January 1, 2014 ·
Scorpio is in Marigot Bay,
French St Martin.
· December 24, 2013 ·
Scorpio is in Gustavia.
· November 6, 2013 ·
Scorpio returned to Prickly
Bay, Grenada, after 13 years
.
· March 24, 2013 ·
Circumnavigation completed. Scorpio arrived in Trinidad
· March 6,, 2013 ·
Scorpio arrived in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.
· February 25, 2013 ·
Scorpio arrived in Clarence Bay, Ascension Island.
· Feb 7, 2013 ·
Scorpio arrived in Jamestown, St Helena, South Indian Ocean
· Jan 18, 2013 ·
Scorpio arrived in Walvis Bay,
Namibia
· Nov 6, 2012 ·
Scorpio arrived in Richard's
Bay, South Africa
· Sep 25, 2012 ·
Scorpio arrived in St. Pierre on Reunion island.
· Sep 5, 2012 ·
The crew is back aboard
after a vacation in Finland.
· May 19, 2012 ·
Scorpio arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius.
April 17, 2012 ·
Scorpio departed from Gan
in the Maldives for Chagos
and then Mauritius, where
we should arrive at the
end of May.
· March 17, 2012 ·
Scorpio arrived in Uligan,
The Maldives. Read more ..
· March 5, 2012 ·
Scorpio arrived in Galle,
Sri Lanka. Read more ..
· DEC 29, 2011 ·
Scorpio finally left Boat Lagoon
The cruising season is here!
· SEPT 16, 2011 ·
The crew is back in Phuket.
· MAY 16, 2011 ·
The crew flew to Finland for a vacation. We will return to the yacht in September.
· MAY 9, 2011 ·
Scorpio was hauled out at Boat Lagoon Marina, which marks the end of the 2010-11 season.
· APRIL 2, 2011 ·
We arrived in Phuket, Thailand, after a 3,500 nm return trip to the Maldives.
· MARCH 20, 2011 ·
We left the Maldives, heading back to Thailand.
· FEB 7, 2011 ·
A dramatic change of plans:
Due to increased piracy in the Arabian Sea we have aborted
the journey to the Med.
Read more ..
· JAN 27, 2011 ·
We arrived in Uligan, the Maldives. Read more ..
· JAN 15, 2011 ·
We departed from Phuket heading for the Maldives.
· NOV 11, 2010 ·
We finally launched the yacht.
· SEPT 28, 2010 ·
The crew is back in Phuket.
We will stay at a hotel several weeks until all of the major boat projects are done.
· AUGUST 31, 2010·
We decided to sail trough the Red Sea.
· MAY 17, 2010 ·
We trashed Hotmail and now have a new e-mail address.
Read more ..
· APRIL 17, 2010 ·
Scorpio is on the hard at Boat Lagoon, Phuket, and the crew flew to Finland for a vacation, away from messin' about on a boat in the tropics.
· MARCH 12, 2010 ·
The crew went on a road trip, to Indochina, read more ..
· DECEMBER 19, 2009 ·
Scorpio arrived in Phuket, Thailand, read more ..
· OCTOBER 26, 2009 ·
We arrived in Langkawi, read more ..
· OCTOBER 16, 2009 ·
We cleared in to Malaysia at Admiral Marina, Port Dickson.
· SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 ·
Scorpio arrived in Singapore at Raffles Marina, read more ..
· JULY 20, 2009 ·
We have arrived in Saumlaki, Indonesia, read more ..
· JULY 13, 2009 ·
We are back aboard, preparing to sail to Indonesia.
· MAY 23, 2009 ·
The crew flew to Finland for a 6 weeks vacation
· MAY 17, 2009 ·
Scorpio arrives in Darwin, read more ..
· MAY 9, 2009 ·
We finally reached the top of Australia rounding Cape York on our way to Darwin, read more ..
· FEB 2, 2009 ·
We decided go anti clock-wise around Oz and started to sail north again, read more ..
· DEC 27, 2008 ·
We arrived in Sydney, just in time for the famous New Year's Eve-fireworks, read more ..
· NOV 18, 2008 ·
We arrived in Australia. Our crossing of the Pacific took 3,5 years, when some yachts sail all around the world in a shorter time, read more ..
· SEPT 1, 2008 ·
Scorpio arrived in Resolution Bay at the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, read more ..
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THE JOURNEY

downwind"We only have one future, and it will be made of our dreams, if we have the courage to challenge convention"
(Soichiro Honda, founder of Honda Motor Corporation)

Scorpio is now for sale.

Scorpio has recently completed her circumnavigation after a passage from Capetown to Trinidad. We had returned to the Atlantic, arriving in Cape Town, South Africa in December 2012, almost 8 years after our transit of the Panama Canal. The plan to sail back to the Mediterranean via the Red Sea had been aborted in the Maldives in early February 2011 because of the increased piracy in the Arabian Sea. Instead we spent two months exploring the Maldives before we returned to Thailand.

In February 2012 (after 2.5 years in Thailand and Malaysia) we departed a second time from Phuket, Thailand for a crossing of the Indian Ocean. We arrived in South Africa in November. On the way we visited Sri Lanka, The Maldives, Chagos, Mauritius and Reunion, Madagascar and Mozambique.

(Click on the photo for a blow up of Scorpio on a beam reach, flying the mizzen stay sail)

This voyage was our second longer world cruise. It started in Finland in July 1997 - 17 years ago. We spent three years in the Mediterranean and five in the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas, Central America and the US east coast, including three return trips along the entire Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).

After several years in the Atlantic hemisphere we entered the Pacific Ocean in May 2005 following a transit of the Panama Canal. We then spent almost a year in Ecuador, South America, before we, in January 2006, started the crossing of this huge body of water, which covers one third of the Earth's surface.

During our crossing of the Pacific we spent two months in the fabulous Galapagos Islands and several months in French Polynesia. From Bora Bora we sailed through the Cook Islands, where we visited Suwarow (made famous by hermit Tom Neale in his book "An Island to Oneself"), and to Apia in Western Samoa, former home of Robert Louis Stevenson. We then traveled south along the chain of islands of the Kingdom of Tonga before taking off on the leg to Opua in New Zealand. After 18 months in gorgeous New Zealand we sailed back to the Tropics, where we arrived in Fiji in May 2008. In September 2008 we sailed further west, to Vanuatu, a country of great scenery and wonderful people. Our crossing of the Pacific was completed when we finally reached Bundaberg in Australia in November 2008 - 3,5 years after our transit of the Panama Canal. Six months later, in May 2009, we rounded "the Top of Australia", Cape York, and entered the Indian Ocean. From Darwin we sailed to the fabled Spice Islands of the Banda Sea, and then spent 3 months cruising through Indonesia before arriving in Singapore in September 2009. From Singapore we sailed north, up the Malacca Strait along the shores of Malaysia and Thailand. After 15 months in Thailand and Malaysia we departed for the Mediterranean via the Red Sea in early January 2011. However, by the time we reached the Maldives, the Somali based piracy had reached unprecedented levels. We decided to make a u-turn and sail back the 1,600 miles to Thailand to make new plans. Before the return to the east we took advantage of this unexpected opportunity and decided to enjoy two months of cruising in the Maldives - a cruising ground completely off the beaten track. At the end of February 2012 we started a second time to cross the Indian Ocean, first sailing from Phuket to Sri Lanka and then again to Uligan in the northern Maldives. We explored the Maldives a second time, now all the way south to Addu atoll. Thereafter we spent three weeks in Chagos, the 'Forbidden Archipelago', before sailing to Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa, where we celebrated Christmas and New Year in Cape Town.

Our "Blue Water Cruising" started in 1991, so we are now in the 22nd year, but originally we did not plan on a circumnavigation. We just wanted to be where the sun is shining, the water is warm and the yacht can be running with the wind. The patterns of the winds and the currents of the oceans have dictated the course. Several times we have found wonderful and interesting locations causing us to extend the voyage by yet an other year. Carefully timing our progress with the rhythm of the monsoons and trade winds has made this a west-bound trip, which was almost completed in the summer of 2011, would it not have been for circumstances beyond our control.

But the journey continued. In mid-January 2013 we sailed from Cape Town to Walvis Bay in Namibia and from there via the islands of St Helena, Ascension and Fernando de Noronha to the Caribbean. The circumnavigation was completed in the evening of 23 March 2013 in Galleons Strait between Tobago and Trinidad.

SCORPIO IS PRESENTLY NEAR JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
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SCORPIO IS NOW FOR SALE
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'This yacht is in better than original condition' (Independent surveyor)

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Below are some photos from Sydney, Australia and Chesterfield Reef, New Caledonia:
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Two famous landmarks (in the background)

Caught by hand, Chesterfield Reef

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The track 1992-2013 (click for blow up)

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Scorpio anchored in the distance, the only yacht around.

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THE YACHT
Here you will find information about SCORPIO, the star of this web site, and some areas closely related to the yacht, such as construction details, equipment, repairs and improvements, sisterships, our yachting clubs, the flag and so on .... Practical matters as well as some philosophy.

THE CREW
We sold our house and moved aboard full time in August 2000 but we've actually been on "this trip" for 22 years. This section tells a few things about the inhabitants of the ship ... Some facts and a bit of philosophy.

THE LOCATION
Scorpio spent last winter cruising up "Memory Lane" in The West Indies from Trinidad to Florida, after completing her circumnavigation. In this section we provide a brief introduction to our present location and how we got there during the previous 6-12 months. Also here is a list of all our past anchorages, of 21 years, and some thoughts concerning our future routes ... Uncorrupted facts - except for the future plans part, of course.

THE LOG & THE YARNS
Includes our regular cruising reports (about one a month during the sailing season, September - May, with lots of PHOTOS), and our annual reports, and some stories more or less related to the cruising life style ... Mostly non-fiction, aside from some of "the stories".

THE GALLERY
There's more than 2 000 photos on this site. Most of them are filed in a chronological order with our regular reports in the LOG & YARNS section (paragraph above). But here in the GALLERY you will find slideshows and, off course, some of our VIDEOS..... Only facts, no fiction!

THE BLOG
Light stories on this and that, generally with no connection to cruising under sail. This section also provides us with a tool for posting quick and spontaneous comments or opinions without the editing effort involved with the posting of our regular reports (wich are in the Log & Yarns section, see above).

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