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Posted by Tim Henning on May 7, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

After 4+ years in Penang Malaysia, Victory Cat was shipped MAY 2015 from Phuket Thailand to Fethiye Turkey

Posted by Tim Henning on May 1, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We apologize for not updating this website. We were in denial that our cruising life is taking a pause to replenish our sailing kitty by going back to work. We are now starting to update this website again since the adventure is restarting. At the end of APR 2015, Victory Cat was shipped from Phuket, Thailand to Turkey. We decided to finally ship the boat to the MED since we cannot get insurance to sail by Somalia/Oman into the Red Sea due to the pirates. Our good friends from Pilot, that we...

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Victory Cat has left Bali for Batam/Singapore (1000 nm)

Posted by Tim Henning on April 6, 2015 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

We left Lovina Beach on the north coast of Bali today (9/11/11) and we are heading for the Batam, Singapore and Malayasia area (Malacca/Singapore Straits). Our 1000 nm adventure should take 10-14 days along very remote part of the South China Sea. We vacationed with our kids in this area and we are looking forward to seeing it again. A couple of blogs and photo albums have been added for Komodo, Lombok and Bali. ...

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Bali to Batam

Posted by Tim Henning on April 6, 2015 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Our 1000 nm trip from Bali to Batam only took 8 days, which included two overnight anchorages. Pictures and blogs to follow.

 

The weekend after arriving, we took a 45 min ferry ride to Singapore and stayed at the US Navy lodge facility and we were able to shop at the Navt Exchange (NEX). Singapore had the F1 Indy car races downtown. We took the train into town to do some shopping. Then, we thoroughly enjoyed chili crabs washed down with Tiger beer at the East Coast Seafood ...

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First six months in Penang

Posted by Tim Henning on April 6, 2015 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

After contacting friends still working at Honeywell, I (Tim) was offered a great opportunity to help improve an Engineering team at the new Honeywell Aerospace Production Facility in Penang, Malaysia. Ruth and I were flown from the Singapore area in OCT to Penang to meet the team and work out the position details. It was a great fit and I quickly accepted the offered position. It took over 6 weeks to get government approval (VISA) to work as a US citizen in Malaysia and I formally started wor...

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Komodo Island to the Island of BALI

Posted by Tim Henning on September 10, 2010 at 4:47 AM Comments comments (0)

On Aug. 20, we anchored at Gili Lawa, where we also snorkeled in extremely clear water with amazing coral and a ton of fish. Then, it was an overnighter to anchorage # 52 in the 101 anchorage book. Upon approach to the anchorage we came up behind a small two manned fishing boat where one of the men was doing his morning business off the back of the boat. Yep. (Note from Tim: Ruth was less then impressed, but I laughed about it all day). Late in the day, we met up with Kathleen Love, La Palapa...

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Flores Island to Komodo Island

Posted by Tim Henning on September 10, 2010 at 4:42 AM Comments comments (0)

From Maumere aka Sea World Club resort, we traveled along the northern coast of Flores to an anchorage at the village of Moku Saki (AUG 12th), which was a small bay where we had to dodge several uncharted reefs to get into. On the 13th, we left and anchored at Lingeh, where we were greeted by all the children in the village in small boats. There must have been 20 to 30 children, girls and boys, coming to say hello and ask us about our boat and America. They spoke basic English, but knew that ...

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Kupang to Flores

Posted by Tim Henning on August 30, 2010 at 2:09 AM Comments comments (0)

Indonesia-Kupang to Flores. This is not our first trip to Indonesia. The last time we were here we were on vacation from Japan and stayed at a 5 star resort complete with swim up bar on the far far west part.

 

August 1st, 2010: From our Indonesian check-in port in the far far east and poor, but populated town of Kupang, we started our Indonesia adventure.

 

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Darwin to Kupang

Posted by Tim Henning on August 30, 2010 at 2:07 AM Comments comments (0)

From Darwin to Kupand Indonesia. Many things have been very interesting sooo far on this trip.. On the crossing here we caught several small yellow fin tunas and because I had it fresh and chilled thanks to my wonderful husband I made sashimi.. It was ohhh my god sooo wonderful that I called La Palapa and asked them if they wanted to drive their boat a hour toward us for a sashimi delivery. They said OK. So we had a mid ocean hand off. Their order from House of Victory Cat, consisted of ̶...

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Cairns to Darwin around the top of Australia

Posted by Tim Henning on July 24, 2010 at 1:49 AM Comments comments (0)

We left Cairns on June 22nd for a fast downwind overnighter to Lizard Island with only a reefed Jib in 30+ kts of wind). On June 23rd we arrived at Lizard Island where we caught up with La Palapa, Salsa, Hartsong, Sistutal and met Michael on Sheliah who lilke Kirt on Salsa is a single handler. June 24th all the boats went to La Palapa for happy hour. The wind screamed through the anchoraged at 20-30 kts for the whole time we were there (actually until we reached the Northern Aussie tip).

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