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Friends cruising websites

Christmas on Ti Gitu

We met Paul and Mo in Eastbourne where they were initially living aboard a very incomplete junk rigged sloop called Ti-Gitu.  During the course of the winter 04/05 they completed the build and transformed Ti-Gitu into a spacious and very desirable live-aboard boat. Mo is a "best selling" author and wrote Lone Voyager following her lone transatlantic voyages in a replica Spray 33 built by Paul. Visit Paul, Mo and Ti Gitu's website

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We met Wayne and Angie in May 05 and sailed with them around Brittany and on to La Rochelle. They plan a circumnavigation in Hitrapia, a beautifully rebuilt Trident Warrior 35 Mk III. They have a smashing web site which gives recent info relating to all their ports and stop-overs on route across the Med and on to Turkey.

Visit Wayne, Angie and Hitrapia's web site

Other web sites of note

WEBCRAFT Nick and his team at Webcraft host our site.
Fay Marine Junk rigged boats and some great conventional steel boat designs + FAQ page and much more.
Johns nautical and Boat building Page Includes the 'mother of all maritime links' which has links to almost everywhere nautical.
Cruising forum Discussions about cruising & yachts etc.
YBW forums Great set of cruising forums
On Passage is a one-stop resource for cruising yachts worldwide; it provides information for the experienced blue water sailor as well as for those who are planning their first passage.
Cruising Association Founded in 1908, the Cruising Association represents the interests of cruising sailors worldwide and makes available up-to-date cruising information.
Z Spars forum Tune your rigging this way.

Weather sites we use.

Wind Guru Weather site we used a lot on the voyage down with good results. Probably the site most commonly used by cruisers that we know
Grib.US Another Weather site we now use. A free download of the initial application is needed then files can be downloaded from the internet via WiFi, GPRS, 3G etc. Keeping the files small means using a mobile phone in an anchorage is a real solution for updated weather info.
Weather for Sailors Frank Singleton was a senior forecaster with the UK Met Office. His weather site has a vast amount of useful information