Nov 20 Crew Details 28:07.65N 15:25.70W From capt Ron

Ron Stubbington
Fri 20 Nov 2009 18:19
Our last member of our crew arrived last night, Myles.   After a brief drink at the club we headed out for a nice late dinner.   Today I plan on giving you a brief synops of each member as well the the boat itself.
Brian Woodley:   
Brian is a pilot for Air Canada  Jazz.  He will be our chief navigatior and has put in many hours both learning to use a sextant  and all the tables and acquiring the tools for navigating our way across the Atlantic. I have know Brian for about 18 years as a good friend.
Dave Sutherland: 
Dave is a retired Captain from the Victoria Fire Department. Dave is our very talented shipwright.  Before Dave came over, we sent him a drawing of our companionway and he made and brought with him a beautiful set of companion way boards that fit perfectly for the boat. As things break, Dave will rebuild and repair in fine form.  Before the fire department Dave was a professional helmsman and comes from a family of sailors.  I have known Dave for over 30 years.
Andy Elliott:   
 I met Andy a few months ago a a mutual friends Greek Dinner Sailing party.  I mention to him what I was doing and he said he was interested.  A few weeks later I officially invited and he accepted.  Andy is retired from 36  years with IBM.  He is our computer guru..  Andy is looking after all the computers, software and helping with the communications both throught the Short wave radio and the Satelite phone system.  Andy and his wife Kris own and sail a Bavaria 38 out of Sidney.
Kevin Martin:   
Kevin is married to my cousin, he is a Kiwi, recently immigrated to Canada from New Zealand.  Kevin has fished all is life all the way from New Zealand to the Torres Straits up off the top of Australia.  We are planning on supplementing our meals with fish and Kevin is our expert in this field. He has organzied and brought with him the gear he expects to use.  Kevin is a newbie to sailing but not to the ocean.
Myles Anderson:   
Myles is the current Chief Fire Prevention Officer for the Victoria Fire Department.  Myles has sailed since the early 90s..  He has bareboat chartered both in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.  He was a helmsman on the Oriole from San Francisco to Sydney Australia, sailed many Swiftsures, and has raced and cruised a great deal.  He brings with him lots of experience.
Ron Stubbington, owner and skipper. 
I've sailed all my life.  I start sailing with catamarans on a Hobie 18.  I raced in Victoria on a J-30 for a few years.  In Australia I raced on the West Coast in Perth both in 1998-1999 and then again in 2001.  I skippered a bareboat charter in the Whitsundays on the east coast of Australia, I skippered another charter boat in Thailand in the Adman Sea.  Our present boat was purchased 3 years ago and have sailed it in  Greece for the past two years.  The past couple of months has seen the boat move from Cofu Greece to the Canary Islands.
Bavaria 44 Built 2002 it is a 4 cabin model.  We have a queen size berth in the bow, then a cabin with 2 bunks on the starboard side with a head (bathroom) with shower on the port side, next is the main lounge with sitting for 8.  Our galley runs down the port side with double sinks, gimballed stove, and a top loading fridge.  Next on the port is another head.  On the starboard side aft of the lounge is the navigating station with all our electronics and chart table.  Then at the stern we have two cabins with queen berths. On Deck we have a furling head sail and an in mast furling main sail.  We do have a 55 hp diesel engine for alternative power and charging our batteries.