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Leg 6 Kudat to Palawan - El Nido & Puerto Princesa

The first main stop will be El Nido about 200 miles away.

It is two months to the day since I left Phuket and at last I am setting off for the final leg into the Philippines - the part I have come for.

I am having major problems with the internet and it is very difficult to get on line. I certainly did not expect this area to be quite so remote and off the beaten track.

I have now arrived in Puerto Princesa - I still have some images to post so please revisit this page again if you want the final version and the images etc.

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Typhoon Yolanda - Severe Conditions

This is about sailing in severe conditions during Typhoon Yolanda. It is an extract from my blog Kudat to El Nido and Porta Princessa and repeated there.

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Phuket to the Philippines - Leg 4 - Johor Baru to Kuching - Plus  Leg 5 - Labuan Kota Kinabalu & Kudat

For details of the marinas and anchorages see - http://www.sailonholiday.com/yachting-news/cruising-guide-malaysia-borneo-philippines

This leg started with an ocean passage and would be quite a bit more challenging than the relatively sheltered Malacca Straits.

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Cruising Guide to Marinas and Anchorages in Malaysia and the Philippines

Click below for details of all relevant anchorages and marinas for cruising between Malaysia and the southern Philippines.

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 Legs 2 and 3 

Langkawi to Pulau Inda/Kuala Lumpa & Then Johor Baru

Getting the anchor up at 0400 am on Monday morning 09/09/2013 under a pitch black, but clear and calm sky - it really felt like the trip had begun. The first leg to Langkawi is on a regular route and now I am waters which are a bit less familiar even though I have sailed them many times in many different boats. It is interesting to realise how offshore skills and familiarity with equipment like plotters and radar need to be retuned after being left seldom used for some time.

See the guide to Marinas and Anchorages - http://www.sailonholiday.com/yachting-news/cruising-guide-malaysia-borneo-philippines

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Leg 1 of the cruise to the Philippines - Phuket to Langkawi


After months of seeming endless preparations Meniscus and I have left Phuket on the start of my trip and completed the well travelled route down to Langkawi with 2 guests on board, Helen and Cassandra Tan. We stopped in Kho Racha, Kho Rawi and Kho Lipe in The Butangs and then Telaga Harbour and finally Kuah. It was a mixed trip starting out with light wind in sunny conditions and finishing in squally and stormy days from the Butangs with winds of up to 30 knots gusting 35 at times. There have been a few inevitable teething problems with Meniscus but nothing serious. With any luck I will set off from here early with the intention of completing the next 2 legs and have a bit more time Johor Beru/Singapore - if weather permits.

Helen and Cassandra are novice sailors and this was not the nicest trip for people who have never been on a boat before. I must say it was a pleasure having them on board, they did really well, completing their Competent Crew practical courses and an Essential Navigation Theory Courses.

To read what they had to say about their trip go to :-

http://www.sailonholiday.com/yachting-news/phuket-to-langkawi-philippines-cruise-by-helen-cassandra-tan

It was a really enjoyable trip with so great stops on the way.

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Hello,

Welcome to the latest Sail on Holiday.com newsletter and to our new web site - www.sailonholiday.com We specialise in Learn to Sail b2ap3_thumbnail_1.jpgHolidays and Yacht Charters for families and groups. For those that are new to us we have been in operation for over 20 years and continue with our adventurous live aboard sailing to remote and culturally interesting places as well as our join in RYA courses.

We aim to provide something quite special and different. Come and join us soon for a unique holiday in SE Asia.

Plans for 2013 and 2014 continue to be exciting with our trip to the Philippines, via Malaysia, Singapore, Boreo, Brunei, to name but a few. There will be great opportunities for you to charter as families or groups at various times. For those that want miles, long passages and more adventurous sailing or others who prefer relaxing cruising with culturally interesting stops - then we will have something for you too.

This new site is designed so that you you can easily contribute with your own comments and blogs and of course join us on Face Book. Visit "About US" >"Clients Comments" and "News" & "Reviews" to see what others say.

Do send in your comments and photos and share with all our other friends from previous trips.

Below is a very early draft of our plans for the Philippines. All dates, prices and other information is subject to confirmation and mileage is approximate.

Click Below to see Details of The Plan

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I suppose it was the day that I was told that I was being made redundant that really changed my life.

That night I celebrated with a bottle of champagne but it took me a couple of weeks to pluck up the courage to abandon my career and take the decision to start a new life sailing. I already owned a 34’ UFO and I was soon able to press this into service training students for RYA certificates, racing at major events and chartering. It was another 3 years before I bought Meniscus of Gweek in order to fulfil the dream I’d had for years but never ever thought would become reality - that I actually would set sail around the world.

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