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Boat ID: 3335
Boat Name: Faraway
Year Built:
Boat Builder/Design: Wm Garden Seal Ketch 38
Boat Type/Rig: Ketch
Hull Material: Wood
Boat Current Location:
Piriapolis, Uruguay, Maldonado, Uruguay
Home Port: Sitka, Alaska
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Boat website URL:, www.getjelous/
Owner/Contact: farawayjohn (19143)
Boat Seeking Crew? Yes
Main Boat Activity: DistantCruise
Departure Date: 2016-12-15
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SOUTH TO ADVENTURE PATAGONIAS-ARGENTINA & CHILE, FALKLAND ISLANDS, TIERRA DEL FUEGO Crewing opportunity for an adventurous, dedicated, patient lady sailor preferred (relationship not sought) Late Novmber/December departure(Uruguay) sail:Warm summer day here with months of summer ahead. South America's Uruguay's Rio de la Plata coast for a voyage of a life time! South America's Uruguayan, Rio de la Plata coast, and your summer sailing adventure ahead. Crew aboard my vintage, traditional (might say the same about me) wood Colin Archer style, Wm Garden "Seal" ketch. World veteran -comnpleting my 3rd and with trips to the Antarctic, Island of South Georgia, the Arctic of Norway, Alaska, Aleutians and Japan too-about 200,000 miles in as vessel I built myself. Trip to Tierra del Fuego starts from the River Plate with an unusual but fascinating cruise destination -the Falklands included as we sail south towards Stanten Island and then the islands and channels south of Tierra del Fuego. A brief inside water's detoiur to Horn Island (Cape Horn), the glorious circuito del ventisqueros-glacier cirtuit- of the Beagle channels and visits to the world most southerly settlements of Ushuaia, Arg. and the much smaller Puerto Williams Chile-all for your camera and hiking boots to enjoy. No snow shoes needed unless we dally too long! With more mountains and glacier scenery ahead and hiking if you{re inclined off to windy Magellan Strait with useful skipperĀ“s local knowledge -a passage of short duration with the right weather window-will make my 8th transit of these Chilean channels. With the long days and an excellent and snug evening anchorage often only tens of miles away makes this Patagonian Inside passage through a myriad of offshore islands and snow capped peaks a truly different and enjoyable cruising experience-for the weather wise and patient sailor though. Several detours are planned too: Puerto Natales and the world famous Torre del Paine Park with those spectacular rock towers some 6000 ft. high in a surroundings of azure lakes and glaciers. Then the next into the heart of this the world's largest icefield, Campo del Hielo Sur , in the southern hemisphere outside the Antarctic. Northern Chilean Patagonia with it's extensive rain forest and endless mountains follows with the pastoral setting of the protected inland sea behind the large 100 mile long island of Chiloe . Small and large island communities, soaring ice clad volcanoes of the Andes nearby. Arrive early May, Puerto Montt, Chile, Capital of this beautiful Lake District oif southern Chile. An ideal location for your extended S. American Odyssey. A well planned Pacific crosing to Alaska follows but is not necearrily a part of this "Aventure in the South" This would begin in the mid Spring (Oct-Nov.) and that by way of the usual S. Pacific, route Easter Island, Margareva, Tahit, Cooks, etc. PNG, Micronesia, to PI and north by way of Korea to Japan. Winter there perhaps or continue to Alaska via Aleutians in late June as the summer weather by that route makes a fine a fascinating passage---been there before . Needs not to be part of this adventure though. . . Argentine's arid coast of eastern Patagonia; ocean passage to view the E and W Falkland Islands and their diverse wild life of penguins, seals and birds like the black browed albatross with an 8 foot wing span; southern Tierra del Fuego and surrounding islands-Alpine gem Stanton Island, Horn Island (Cape Horn), World famous Beagle Channel , southern most communities, Beagle's glorious glacier circuit; historic , windy Strait of Magellan; Chile's Patagonia Channels through an ever changing glorious scenery-bare glacier carved peaks and ice fields but off the route in the south with vast rain forest and heavily timbered mountains in the north- and welcomed evening anchorages everywhere; detours planned-Puerto Natales to visit the Torre del Paine Park and those 2000 m high domes, azure lake and glaciers, and also Estero Peel that cuts deeply into the heart of Patagonian ice cap, Campo Del Hielo Sur; Chiloe's inland sea sheltered from Pacific storms with small and large pastoral communities and always those soaring 8000 ft snow and ice clad volcanoes of the Andes. Arrive Puerto Montt, Chile early May -capital of the beautiful Lake District of southern Chile. Ideal place for extending your S. American odyssey-by bus. If you're still aboard on arrival and not doinig a solo across the Andes with the snow shoes aboard (more for display than use), I'll cover your air fare to and from the vessel (Jill Note--this is only if my property sells and not for a male applicant either--they pay their way to and from. that preferred statement includes guys of course--- Should I make it say pay half.? As I'm having trouble attracting anyone like usual- though just starting I have little choice. My best crews, say Sue, and Barb paid their way down though I ususlliy pay their way back as it is the law. anyway that varies too as this one that left had paid her fare and she sure was far from being a dedicated crew. Asked for her to bring some small items--didn't bring one.- John) OK Next---Help with boat management especially in the many anchorages-possibly a 100 or so--that includes shore lines and boat's control , and a few night watches along the east coast too., Give a hand in the galley as my cookinig is quite plain and help with light boat maintenance. Plans for the Pacific: Best depart Chile Oct-stops Robinson Crusoe, Easter, Pitcairn (?), Margareva, Tahiti,(et. al). Cook, Tonga, Fiji or perhaps to Vanuatu PNG Palau, Phil. Japan/Korea and , Alaska (Aleutians, Pen. and Gulf to SE by Oct.). Winter in Japan For additional information see my old blog Required reading for the trip south see Jill's excellent blog my email address is Repl