Author Archives: James Dilworth

Sailing around Coron

After our first trial sail, we loaded up Flash in preparation for a day trip to one of the local beaches. With new crew volunteers picked up from travellers the bar, we set off for an adventure that didn’t last… More »

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Sailing Again!

Boat projects always take longer than you think: You start taking undoing lines to investigate problems, the crack is bigger than expected so you pull it apart, then you see another crack and before you know it, the boat is… More »

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Boatyard Blues

Flash has spent the summer at anchor and under the watchful eye of the fantastic people at the Discovery Island Resort. We weren’t really sure how it would fare, but I was delighted to come back and find Flash pulled… More »

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Channel Islands by Beach Cat

The California Channel Islands lie 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. There are four islands, of which Santa Cruz island is probably the most accessible and interesting. I’d read a few posts on forums about people who had sailed over… More »

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Until next year….

We arrived in Coron with a great deal of anticipation. We had expected this to be the mid-way point on our journey, but it turned out to be the end. We all had jobs to return to; we all wished… More »

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Camping on Calachuchi

We spent our last evening on a beautiful beach across the water from Coron. Our arrival was testament to our improved teamwork, and experience passing over reefs before the beach: Oliver at the helm, a slow approach, myself up forward… More »

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Beautiful Beaches, Empty Reefs

The next day, we had only to sail about 5 miles south before we passed a small craggy island off the main island of Coron with another beautiful beach. In a lazy mood and with plenty of food and water… More »

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Sailing to Palawan

After a night in Ambulong and a rest-day to provision in San Jose, we were ready to attempt our longest open water passage: the crossing to Palawan. We set off early at 5am with light winds out of the east,… More »

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A warm welcome in Ambulong

Guest post from Jonathan After we embarrassingly crash landed our way over the reef to the town of Ambulong, we pushed the boat up onto the beach and watched as a curious crowd slowly gathered. While our landing was surely… More »

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Downwind Sleigh Ride

In which we head off downwind in big winds, following seas, and lots of excitement.More »

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