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A loop around the world… 2020 to 2022

In Jan 2022 Moonwave and her crew Sébastien & Sophie have officially finished their first circumnavigation with the return to Sint Maarten in the Caribbeans [22 months in total]. The adventure started in March 2020 with a zero-fuel-used sail of 1200 nm from Martinique to Panama. D
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Diagonal Crossing of the Atlantic Ocean [Dec 2021]

Cape Town, South Africa to Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten Dec 2021 / Jan 2022 Projected Route: 5495 nm – Sailed Route: ~ 6500 nm We really had enjoyed South Africa & Cape Town, but we were also really looking forward to sail the last and longest leg of our sail around the world.
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South Africa & Around Cape of Good Hope [Oct/Dec 2021]

Indian Ocean & South. Atlantic Ocean Oct to Dec 2021 To sail around the world without passing through the man-made Suez Canal, there is only one way… around the famous and mythical Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. But first we needed to get south from Mayotte to South Africa thr
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Mayotte [Sept/Oct 2021]

Island in the Lagoon – Indian Ocean 12° 47 South / 45° 15 West Sept/Oct 2021 Originally we didn’t plan to stop in Mayotte but things don’t always go like planned. This was a nice turn as it was great to get a glimpse at this beautiful and interesting island[s] surrounded by a bi
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Seychelles [March to Sept 2021]

Island Paradise in the Indian Ocean  March to September 2021 The Seychelles have been a great destination for Moonwave & her crew. We arrived the same day as the country opened again, restaurants and shops were open and life was almost normal again. In March/April the temperatures
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Let’s talk “Hybrid System” – three years later [May 2021]

  France, April 2018 – Seychelles, May 2021  Total: about 40.000 nm About two years back, I published an article with the title “One year feedback of the New Hybrid System” back in May 2019. Now it’s time to give a “Three year/40.000 nm feedback” of the Hybrid System on boa
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Crossing the Indian Ocean – Part II [March 2021]

Bali, Indonesia to Victoria, Seychelles  Total: ~ 4800 nm If you draw a straight line from Bali to the Seychelles and measure the distance – this will show you around 3800 Nautical miles. That’s the theory but unfortunately not feasible, at least not in the month of March. The s
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15000 nm & Three Oceans aka 2020 on Board Moonwave

Like for most, 2020 didn’t work out as originally planned but it definitively was a memorable year on board Moonwave. The year 2020 started with cruising the Exumas and the Southern Bahamian Islands. [Moonwave in Bahamas (Dec 2019)]   After a short stop-over in Turks & Caicos
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Pacific to Indian Ocean [Nov 2020]

Here is the second part of our trip from Tahiti to the Indian Ocean, with a stopover in Bali. I just asked Sebastien, captain of Moonwave for one word to describe the trip from the Pacific side of Papua to Bali, his answer was “long” ;-) In general it was a long trip from
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Pacific Crossing [Oct 2020]

Westbound Crossing of the South Pacific Ocean from Tahiti to Torres Strait on board Moonwave   For most people or cruisers a “pacific crossing” is the passage from Panama or Galápagos Islands to French Polynesia. Especially the passage from Galapagos to Marqueses is the longest d
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