Helia 44 “Larrikin” update from Nassau, Bahamas

An update from Gordon and Louise Coates from onboard their Helia 44, “Larrikin”. We have arrived in Nassau. We can see why the Spanish named this shallow area jutting out of the ocean “Bajamar” meaning low tide. An incredible spectrum of colours ranging from pale aquas of the shallow banks… read more

Swine and Sharks!

An update from our Helia 44 owners, Gordon and Louise Coates in the Caribbean. A few days ago we sailed away from Georgetown, out of the shallow protected waters between the Islands, and headed for the open water on the Atlantic Ocean side of this island chain. The wind was… read more

Sailing to the Solomon Islands on a Helia 44

Tim and Sandy Armstrong onboard 1 Giant Leap, a beautiful 2013 Helia 44 by Fountaine Pajot, share their experience sailing to the Solomon Islands… After many months of planning, adding new improvements and general maintenance of gear it was time to leave Australia and tackle our first foray into international… read more

Great prizes for new Fun Photo competition

Posted: 23 October 2014. We are launching a new fun photo competition, following the receipt of numerous wonderful photos recently sent to us from those of you out on the water “living the dream.” Simply send us your favourite photos or videos of you enjoying your boat, along with a… read more

Update from “Larrikin” in The Med

Posted: 15 August 2014. Traveling through the Messina Strait we saw the most unusual boats that are used to catch swordfish. These boats have immense lattice steel masts with a bowsprit about twice as long as the boat itself. The mast has a chair at the top for the captain… read more

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