Sailing around the world.

HenryAfter half a life in the TV ad Movie business I decided to sail around the world. I started in Turkey with Antares, a Comet1050 from the Italian Comar shipyard. My first sailing year was learning by mistakes! If you are on the helm by yourself the license is worth nothing!


2004  single handed the Mediterranean sea, and  to the Canary islands. From there crossing the first big ocean: The Atlantic Sea. Rain, storms, broken wind-pilot and destroyed mainsail in a 21 day adventure. Enough time in Trinidad/Tobago to wait for spare parts and join the fantastic carnival there.

 


The next couple of years I spent in the Caribbean. Between Guatemala, Honduras and Cuba.
 
My idea was sailing around the world in 3 to 4 Years. I know than, that I do not like to go back to my former life in the movie business. So I swapped my 1050 Comet to the catamaran ASHANTY, a Leopard38. The name was given from my dear friend, the famous Honduranian dancer and singer Ashanty Crisanto.

Than the next bis jump:
Through the Panama Canal and to Galapagos islands, where all illusions about this unique islands have been destroyed. Beside a exceptional dive with hundred of hammer head sharks at Gordon Rock, I did not see much of untouched wildlife, but thousand of tourist arriving with planes and Cruise ships!

Another 32 days sailing brought me and my crew member Kevin in a much nicer world. The Marquesas Islands in the South Sea. One of my best memories are about this widely untouched place, with its friendly people.

Kevin left there and I sailed single handed to Tahiti, than another big jump to Tonga. Fiji was the next stop. A very nice place with a great sailors community!

After Fiji I had to cross the equator again. This time from South to North, from Solomon islands to the Kapingamerangi atoll and further on to Palau.

Short time stay in expensive Palau and another seven single handed days to the Philippines.
Nice here, great here, friendly here!
I'm now four years sailing and chartering in the Philippines and I still like this wonderful place with its untouched islands.
Probably the most beautiful group of islands in the Philippines you will find in Palawan.
Astonishing rock formations, white beaches and crystal clear waters. A perfect spot for sailing and island hopping.
My home base is the Pearl Bay in Busuanga, close to Coron. Beside weekly yacht charter, one can book day sailing and sunset cruising.
For booking click here.