About Us

Crew: Dave Edwards, Terry Jackson
Hailing Port: Adelaide, South Australia.
A true sailing dreamer with one life goal in mind; to live aboard a yacht and circumnavigate Australia. He loves being on the water at every opportunity, and loves the challenges that the waters can throw at him.

Dave is a bit of a nerd, a whole lot of geek, a huge computer software guru and all around smart, clever, hyper intelligent, super funny, fabulous good guy whose hobby turned into a habit, which then led to work as an IT security consultant (or professional hacker!) working with important people in important government departments doing important stuff. This has kept him off the streets for a few years now but the time has finally come to lay aside (but not entirely put down) the tools of his brainiac trade and settle into a more sedate and simple life on the sea.

A bit of a Jack-of-all-trades and avid learner of ALL the things, he'll love it.

A reluctant and not-quite-natural sailor whose dream, funnily enough, was not actually to live on a boat or go anywhere near bitey things with big sharp teeth or sucky giant tentacles that happened to live in the ocean. I also have a teensy fear of drowning and deep water.

I am a late-bloomer wildlife artist whose ambition at one stage was just to be a great Mum. Well, having achieved that with honours (and whose not-too-shabby progeny are now producing their own offspring), I then discovered at the age of 47 that I had a bit of a talent with wildlife drawing. Now, being the complete dag (Dag: noun, Australian and New Zealand Informal : an amusing, unusual person) that I am, it took me a while to come to terms with the fact that I actually have a talent that had been hidden for a very long time. Check it out sometime www.drawnwild.com . You can also find my Drawn Wild page on Facebook.

A bit of a gutless wonder who is a little reluctant about technical things such as tippage, windage, flappage and a lot of other sea related things ending in -'age'. Will I ever get used to calling it a head? Will I ever remember my knots? In time, I do believe I will (well, the knots anyway. A toilet is a toilet, a kitchen is a kitchen, and seasickness sucks... end of story)! :)
Dave and I have been together since November 2002 after meeting through a friend (thanks Gail) who talked me into joining an Internet dating site after I'd had a couple of fairly disastrous dating dilemmas. Luckily Dave turned out to be one of the nicest people I had ever met and has never changed. Between us we have 5 fabulous children (each with equally fabulous partners) and, at the time of writing this, 5 beautiful grandchildren.

** If anyone is actually interested in the ramblings of a 50+ sailing newbie-ish, artiste extrordinaire and the clever one who actually knows about boats (thanks Dave xx) as we begin 'the dream', then feel free to contact us. Assuming that I keep it up, I'll be adding quite a lot of things (don't quote me on that)... I have been known to have a slight problem with procrastination. I would go further into that but I can't be bothered just now :)
Vessel Make/Model: 1986 Cabo Rico 38.
Hull Number 106, B-plan.

Builder: Cabo Rico
Designer: William Crealock
Keel: Full

LOA: 41 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
LWL: 29 ft 3 in
Length on Deck: 38 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 21000 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 7800 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in

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1 comment:

  1. Hi I will enjoy your voyage as I follow you. We lived aboard for 8 years on our catamaran the last two years we circumnavigated Oz. I have a blog on this that may help you if you are going around, details of anchorages, when to meet differing currents and entrances into the Kimberley.

    My blog is:

    Enjoy your travels and safe sailing. regards