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Owner: Daniella :-)



Location: Waiheke Island
Latitude: -36.80000000
Longitude: 175.10000000
Published: 23 Mar 2021

This video is about our first week out of the marina. We head over to Waiheke Island to explore the nude beach, Palm Bay, we get two tsunami warnings (and we advise what to do when there is a tsunami warning), and we drag anchor over 100 meters and almost hit a boat!

We end the video on a positive note as we visit the Man O'War vineyard on the east side of Waiheke Island, and try out their fabulous rose wine - highly recommended. Fellow New Zealand sailing channel, Sailing Rowi, graciously bring us some Cassel's IPA Nectaron beer, and do a wee beer review.

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Tom Wilson - Be Myself (NCS Release)
She No Dull Beat - Nana Kwabena
Forget Me Not - Patrick Patrikios
Inukshuk - The Long Road Home (NCS Release)
Arlow - Feel So Lucky (NCS Release)

0:41 First sail out of the marina to Waiheke Island, New Zealand
1:20 Sail to a NUDE BEACH at Palm Bay, New Zealand
1:45 History of Waiheke Island, New Zealand
2:32 Information about our sail between Rangitoto and Auckland City, New Zealand
3:05 We see the New Zealand America's Cup boat in the Hauraki Gulf
3:22 We make it to our anchorage at Palm Bay, New Zealand and we go to the NUDE BEACH
4:42 We decide to switch anchorages since it is too rolly - head to Huruhi Bay, New Zealand
6:22 We wake up to a TSUNAMI WARNING
7:20 We get ANOTHER TSUNAMI WARNING and have to leave our boat!
7:54 What to do if you get a TSNUAMI WARNING and you live on a boat
8:24 We drag anchor over 100 meters and almost HIT ANOTHER BOAT
9:35 We move anchorages to Man O'War Bay, New Zealand
12:03 We go to visit Man O'War Winery - both dog and family friendly
12:43 We have drinks with fellow New Zealand sailing channel, Sailing Rowi
13:10 We review Cassel's Nectaron IPA

Come join my wife and I as we learn to sail and have new sailor experiences on our new Whiting 40. We are a brand new sailing couple, and have fallen in love with the sport. Many sailing lessons have been learned so far as we learn how to become sailors. Our first mate, Pivo, keeps us out of trouble and is also learning along the way.

We are starting our voyage in New Zealand where we have been living for the last 4 years. But we are going zero to cruising because we're from the mountains of Colorado and have zero experience! Our first sail was with the sailing school, Great Escape, up in Opua, New Zealand (home the 2021 America's Cup). We hope our lessons from a beginner sailor will help you also as we set out on a multi-year sailing adventure around the world.

We hope to become a fulltime sailing / cruising family soon, as we love the sailing lifestyle so much! We love traveling, meeting new people, and seeing the world. We hope you come along for the adventure!
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To our friends in Ukraine, Присоединяйтесь к нам в нашем морском приключении! #парусник

Fair winds & calm seas,
Danielle, Conor, & Pivo
Sailing Vessel Satori

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