How Does A Sailboat Achieve Speeds of More Than Twice The Wind?

Americas Cup Apparent Wind.

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aZul…a fast fisher boat available for Panama Pacific & Las Perlas

AzUL SPORT FISHER

AZUL SPORT FISHER

Speed Fisher aZul offers you the opportunity to see Panama from a different angle: from the water side, the Pacific side… and whether you choose for a tour to the islands, the Panama Canal or a Sunset Champaign tour – we are sure to deliver you a great experience!

My great friend Capt Weynand (‘PePe’) says:  with our European background we know how important reliability is, that is why we focus on excellent service and safety for our passengers. With over 20 years of sailing and boating experience on different seas and lakes in several parts of the world. Our Captain speaks English, Spanish, German and Dutch.

Spacious comfortable fore deck

Spacious comfortable fore deck

Aft extra seating and fishing chair

Aft extra seating and fishing chair

The drivers seat to Las Perlas

The drivers seat!

Lets go Whale watching Las Perlas

Lets go Whale watching Las Perlas

Girl fishing great

So Happy!

Pacific, Panama

Ready to blast out to sea!

Azul, speed fisher, boat

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Thar she blows!

easy launch, Panama City, Panama

girl fishing, Las perlas

Beautiful pose!

Our 9 meter (28 feet) boat, called AZUL (Blue) is built for hard core offshore use. The boat is almost new ( 2009), has 2 outboard engines with each 250 BHP and is equipped with all safety instruments one can dream off (Double GPS/Chart plotter, Radar, Sonar, VHF, Navigation Lights, Fire extinguishers, first aid kit ). For the safety and comfort of our passengers, all seats are low situated in the boat. She IS fast! Gets you out to the islands and fish quickly!

Conveniently launching from near Panama city (Diablo) ..we take a maximum of 10 passengers per tour to ensure you some privacy on board and room to move around. For our passengers we supply cold (non-alcoholic) drinks, snorkeling equipment, and raincoats if necessary. Come enquire about your fishing or snorkelling or whale watching trip to Las Perlas here!

Panama Sightseeing Tour
Panama Canal & Taboga Combination Tour
Las Perlas Islands Tour
Spectacular Champaign Sunset Tour
Whale Watching and Dolphin Tour
Fishing Tour
Tailor made private tour
Las Perlas Dolphin Tour

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Great memories of Greece ..

Stumbled across this one , what a great trip many years ago now. This is march time in the Mediterranean. Click the link for Video.  Enjoy!

Greek sailing

Greek sailing..

Greek Sailing!

Anytime!!

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Coco Banderos, Caribbean Panama..some of us are..

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Isn’t it just exquisite?

The last Caribbean wilderness on earth. Do you agree?

 

Mind you there is also the blue hole in Belize!!

belize great blue hole

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Interesting News Video from Guna Yala about global warming

http://youtu.be/RWKRFiKemYo      Brush up on your Spanish!  Actually quite interesting and a good exercise. Most of us who have been out there and noticed the changes will appreciate just what is happening ecologically in San Blas, and one thing about this news video are the aerial flight views showing many of the now familiar places and islands that we have visited over the years. One question that has always occurred to me operating out there is: the ‘declining’ fish population. In real terms the Kuna are not really heavy fishers, since it s mainly subsistence., however it has been clear to me that the bigger and more popular fish and crustaceans are not that easy to find any more. Is this due to the Guna fishing practices, the impact of tourism (ie: Kuna selling to tourists) or is it to do with global environmental change?

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I like this ….

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What its all about ..? If you don’t keep photos, all you have is faded memories!

 

This is as much a personal block as a sailing trip website.  You see a lot of ‘philosophy clips’ and so on coming through all the social media, but at a more substantial level people have been really trying to frame their thoughts and perceptions of the world by seeing our globe and society ‘through the lens’.  Do you not think this is possibly the most clear record of how you see someone’s life?

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Situation in Guna Yala, San Blas ….

Bocas del Toro,Rio Chagres,Las Perlas

Where do we go for scenes like this now?

Changes afoot in Panama Sailing and Cruises

Greetings all, this is just a message to say that I am monitoring the situation in the Kuna Yala comarca, with respect to changes affecting the operation of yachts out there. It looks like a biggie which has been pending for a while. Since, of course, if we want to do sailing trips and cruises in Panama we may well be turning more to the other numerous beautiful areas and archipelagos such as Bocas del Toro, Las Perlas and a personal favorite is to open up Rio Chagres.  I have a nice range of contacts and the ideas are flowing. So pretty much ‘watch this space’ …and equally I welcome any input from anyone else on the subject. We got vacationers, we got travellers, we got sailors, we got adventurers, and we got yachts!

Comment below the post, or buzz me  +1 954 6015109

or ask a question directly to my email:

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Yacht Jannie makes her debut in Guna Yala!

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Speed and Comfort

The Yacht Jannie is a spacious cruising yacht capable of accommodating a large group of up to 9 adults as passengers (also extra 1 child) and so is excellent for a large family or group.

Sailing

The Jannie 44 can be managed by a crew of two although the rig can be simplified or extended as the day progresses to allow short handed sailing, or let guests become part of an active ‘fun’ team and enjoy the thrill of handling such a fabulous yacht. She performs well and has a good reputation as a speedy cruising yacht providing entertaining, yet safe and stable sailing.

Equipment

For ease of action, she is equipped with rolling genoa foresail and in-mast furling mainsail which is very convenient and flexible for charter, plus this makes the area below the boom available for relaxing and chatting or sunbathing.Sail,Guna Yala,Panama,Cruise Instrumentation includes a binnacle compass and full instrumentation and GPS, DSC VHF radio & EPIRB (for safety).  The yacht is equipped with a hi fidelity music system with speakers in the main cabin and external speakers in the cockpit, allowing you to listen to music as you sail. Bring your iPods and flash drives of your favourite ‘action music’.

Accommodation and Layout

The Jannie offers a main saloon, four cabins and two two toilet/shower rooms (‘heads’ in sailing talk). Each cabin has a double berth giving eight berths and the saloon seats could also be used. Each cabin also has a hanging wardrobe, although in the tropics you don’t much in the way of clothing!

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The galley includes a double sink, top-entry fridge, twin-burner cooker with oven and plenty of storage both behind the worktop & cooker and below the sinks.

Outside the cockpit has a teak sole and teak lazarette seats with bimini and also a spray Sail,Guna Yala,Panama,Cruisehood (this gives you flexible ‘double’ shelter options in the heat of the day).  The forward cabin includes a hatch onto the foredeck. There is a twin bunk cabin to port forward and two rear cabins. The starboard rear cabin includes an additional bunk making three bunks in the cabin giving a total of 10 berths in the yacht including the saloon berth.

Summary: 6 to 9 guests (or possible 10),

4 double cabins,

2 toilets

Crew

Capitan MC, is a professional skipper working in the yacht charter industry since 2001. He brings Mediterranean and main Caribbean standards to San Blas, and Panama. Guna Yala will not know what has hit it!

Vacations on board his beloved Jannie are always a fun, unforgettable and dynamic Sail,Guna Yala,Panama,Cruiseexperience. His mission on board is that everybody feels comfortable and safe, and surely enjoys their sailing. He loves to share his experience.

Originally from !eSpana! he speaks fluent English and Spanish. You are accompanied by a fabulous hostess and chef, who also happens to be a licensed dive instructor, happy to help you hone your skills…wow! Gurgle!

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Features of the trip on Sun Magic

Special menus, chef on board. There is the Lobster and Crab caught or purchased straight off the back of the boat, and prepared in front of you. Not much available world over, only in Guna Yala!

Full Snorkelling equipment to help you see or catch those crazy creatures!!!

Dinghy with outboard, or with sail for fun.

Rowing, and Kayak so that you have a great time Paddling across to the beach near where the boat is anchored.

Fishing, complete fishing tackle for the local species.

Freedom and Good vibes!                                               Copyright capt MC & capt Phil Morris

So ..go ahead …ask us for more information! How many days island trip are you thinking about? How many of your great extended family want adventure? How many of your friends for a large fun party, or even for a smaller cosy cruise?

Call:  +1 954 6015109  or

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It takes all types to travel…..

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Well happy march tidings all. This is another rather brief post but here I wanted to simply juxtapose a few of my favourite, but strikingly different, travel pics. This illustrates  just how diverse is the world that we have to … Continue reading

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I b’n really slack…..

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Cathedral beach in Galicia

Should really put more time into text! I like to just share random great pictures of the sea and stuff. Actually this post is mainly to thank those that have followed and commented, it makes it interesting. If have seen some pretty unique blogs out there too!  Enjoy. Phil

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