Yes, we are unforgivably late with this newsletter, again. The only excuse is that we have been busy and time to produce it has been a rare. The good news is, after all these years apologizing for our out of date website the new one is up, and we hope, working. There are a lot of new pictures and up to date information on the site. And it loads much faster. Please do visit www.sailvega.com, we would love your feedback.
After all these years VEGA finally managed to visit Raffles Marina in Singapore. I wish we had discovered them years ago. Raffles is the easiest in and out marina in Singapore. Thanks to them you do not spend days waiting off shore to clear in or out nor do you wind up threading long channels with tricky currents.
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Getting VEGA ready for an important show like Boat Asia was a lot of work. Thanks to some of our friends in Singapore the work went a lot easier than expected and was much more fun.
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After the show we had to prepare VEGA for another season of hard work. Ahead of us are over 7,000 sea miles through some pretty tricky waters. Getting there, and back again, safely is tough work 24 hours a day seven days a week for months at a time.
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Maybe you will have been wondering why all the boat shows and regattas when our real work is helping out isolated island communities.
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All of the regattas and now the Singapore Boat show have allowed us to meet many new friends who are helping us accomplish our work.
VEGA has been featured in Magazines and newspapers, as well as on web blogs, television, and radio. It never ceases to amaze me how many people share the dream of one small old wooden boat striving against all odds to assist a few isolated island communities.
We have been fortunate to have the support, advice, and practical help of many people during our stay in Singapore, and would like to express our gratitude to all of them.
With that support we have managed to fill most of the lists for the schools along our route and some of the first aid supplies for the more isolated health posts.
Special thanks to Andy Woodward & Friends, Ulf Hansen, Terje Holtskog, Georina Lim,
Arie J. Koortens and Leo Nagtegaal